I have been a fan of subscription kits for my kids for years and years. I am very picky about the ones I review and the ones we subscribe to. Simply put, they must be an excellent value and my kids must love them.
When I stumbled on MEL Science kits, I couldn't believe I had never come across them. I signed up for their affiliate program (because that usually means coupons for you!) and reached out to the manager. Affiliate links are used in this post. This month we did the MEL Kids and MEL Chemistry kits and WE ARE OBSESSED. Simply put, they are wow! wow! wow! awesome.
Through the end of July you can get 25% off any subscription with the code JULY25. I am confident you and your kids are going to be so impressed and really love these kits. I want to tell you all about both subscriptions, but the quick overview is this – MEL Kids is STEM for kids ages 5-10 and MEL Chemistry is for kids ages 10+. Also MEL Science kits ship worldwide, so if you are not in the US, you can order them too!
Finding subscriptions that appeal to Elias (my 6th grader) is tricky. Most kit clubs are too easy or don't hold his interest enough to be worth the expense. That was NOT the case with the MEL Chemistry set. We were both blown away by it. I cannot recommend it enough. Each month your child receives up to three experiments. When you sign up, you also get a free VR headset and starter kit that you will be able to use month after month.
With Elias's first kit we did two experiments and both were pretty amazing. One involved exploding “lava” and the other included setting elements on fire (in a very safe manner). It was educational, interesting and fun. Elias really loved it. I would go so far as to say I have not seen him enjoy a kit like this in a very long time.
We also really liked that there was the option to sync up with an app to take the lesson even further. MEL Chemistry also does Zoom demonstrations of all the experiments, which is so cool and something I don't see other kit clubs offer. They clearly really care about education.
MEL Chemistry kits are $34.90 a month, but with the 25% off coupon (JULY25), your first kit is only $26.20. This also includes the starter kit and VR headset which is a $50 value. So you are getting and $84.90 chemistry set for just $26.20. Shipping is free!
The MEL Kids subscription is a creative kit club that sparks learning around science topics like sound, pressure, aerodynamics and more. The kit uses a fun comic book to make the learning engaging and clever. Ezra (age 5) and Elias (age 12) both loved the kit we received and built and played for more than an hour together.
Here's what is included
It was really fun seeing Elias and Ezra enjoy Ezra's kit together. I think Elias might have even been more impressed with what they built than Ezra – ha!
MEL Kids kits are $24.90, but with the 25% off, it will only be $18.70 for your first month. Shipping is free!
Save 25% Off Your First Kit
With our days at home likely extending for the months to come, I highly recommend these kits for boys and girls ages 5-14. They are truly excellent. You won't be disappointed and with the 25% off coupon (JULY25) it is the perfect time to subscribe. They also have a 100% money-back guarantee.