Bring the world to kids with these subscription boxes

Universal Yums

We all love to travel, but sometimes it’s not feasible to whisk your family away to a different country. What if you brought the world to your kids? With these subscription boxes, you can teach your kids about cultures, countries and cuisines from around the world right from your home. Not only will they develop an appreciation for world cultures, but they can also have fun through interactive projects.


Universal Yums


In the box: A variety of salty and sweet snacks, a booklet that includes trivia, recipes, and more.


Cost: Starts at $13.75/month and depends on the number of snacks in each box as well as length of subscription.


If you think the one of the best parts of traveling is discovering different snacks, then Universal Yums is for you! Each month a box of savory and sweet snacks is sent from a different country. Not only can you taste the yummy goodness from that country but you can learn more about the country itself as well as their culture. Want to keep track of your favorites? Mark it down on the handy sheet and see which ones rank high.



In the box: Three easy-follow-recipes and nonperishables including pre-measured hard-to-find spices and sauces. For ingredients not included, there’s a small shopping list of proteins and vegetables of your choice. Each box also includes a country explorer brochure, an educational activity sheet, fun cooking tools, a passport, country sticker, flag pin and a fun collectible to learn more about the culture of the food they are cooking.


Cost: Starts at $21.21/month


If your aspiring chef would like to try different foods from around the world like arroz con pollo or beef shawarma, then eat2explore is perfect for you. The subscription box service brings the food of different countries around the world straight to your kitchen table. It provides tools for families to cook together, learn and dine on different cuisines and cultures from around the world. Once the kids are done exploring the country, they’ll love they can track of their “travels” with a sticker on their eat2explore passport and collect country flag pins.

Atlas Crate


In the box: Informational booklet about specific country, a game, craft or activity, art technique/project, and recipe from the country


Cost: Ranges from $16.95-$19.95 depending on subscription length


Atlas Crate, one of the 7 lines of popular KiwiCo subscription box services, offers a box that connects kids with other countries through engaging projects and hands-on experiences. Every month, kids ages 6-11 can follow along with their travel buddies — Anya the Cricket and Milo the Sandpiper — as they visit different countries exploring local cultures, foods, traditions and more. Every month, you’ll receive Atlas cards filled with fun facts that can be put together to make your own “Adventure Book.”

Sunny the Mail Snail


In the box: A weekly adventure letter along with card, little trinket and sticker


Cost: Packages start at $14/month depending on length


This kind of snail mail your kids will look forward to. Every week, Sunny the Mail Snail will make an appearance in your mailbox with letters recounting his silly adventures around the world. Not only does he share facts about the places he visits, but he also shares interesting facts about the animals he meets. What a perfect way to learn about travel and animals!

Worldwide Buddies


In the box: Book, games, stuffed animal and activities


Cost: $46 per box


While the Worldwide Buddies’ culture-in-a-box sets aren’t necessarily a subscription box service, it does give you a chance to bring a world culture straight to your doorstep. Choose from a Mexico story box or a China story Box where kids can learn about the about the customs and traditions specific to that country. Get educated about the specific country through storytelling, games, toys and adorable stuffed animals — all while working on those valuable STEAM skills.


Little Passports


In the box: Both the Early Explorers or World Edition includes a super adorable suitcase, a wall-sized world map, a welcome letter from pen pals, stickers, photo and activity sheet, fun toys and souvenirs.


Cost: Starting from $14.95 and depends on type of subscription and length.


With the World Edition subscription, kids ages 6-10, will adore exploring a new destination each month with best friends Sam and Sofia. They’ll send along goodies like activities, recipes, souvenirs and fun facts that can be stored in your suitcase. Add stickers to the passport as you follow along their adventure. The fun doesn’t end there — find the boarding pass with a secret code to explore more fun activities and games online. With the Early Explorers edition, little kids can partake in the fun with more age appropriate themes such natural wonders and world discoveries.



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