One of my favorite gifts my Princess received for her fifth birthday was a Kiwi Crate subscription.
What I love
- Excitement of receiving a package in the mail. It absolutely make my Princess’ day when the Kiwi Crate comes. She cannot wait to open up the box and see the activities inside.
- Quality time. I have a five years old and almost two years old. I love spending time with the both of them but I also think it’s important to spend time with them individually. The Kiwi Crate is perfect for my quality time with my Princess (the five years old).
- Easy. I don’t spend time gathering materials for a craft, everything is in the box.
- So much learning. We’re following instructions, talking about science, creatively thinking.
- Great motivator. It’s amazing how quickly toys are cleaned up, food (including vegetables) is eaten, baths and teeth brushing are done with no resistance when the Kiwi Crate comes.
What to know
- Makes a wonderful gift for ages 3-7.
- Less then $20 per month, your little one will receive multiple arts, craft, and science activities – delivered right to your door.
- Recently featured on InStyle, Parenting Magazine, and US Weekly. Kiwi Crate has also been awarded Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products of 2012, Parent’s Choice 2012 Gold Award, and an Oppenheim Gold Seal Best Toy Award.
- Monthly Subscription – $19.95 a month
- 3 Month Gift – $59, 6 Month Gift – $110, 12 Month Gift – $220
- Summer themes: July – Nature Explorer, August – Wonders of Water, September – Fun with Flight
- Receive educational science & art activities such as: nature scavenger hunt, float and steer your own sailboat, launch a rubber band rocket, and more
- Enjoy 3 months of summer fun for only
- Offer expires 9pm PST 7/30, while supplies last
My Princess just received the Nature Explorer themed Kiwi Crate. Here was her experience.
When she first opened the Kiwi Crate there was a paper identifying the two main activities in the box. This month it was a floating sailboat and watercolor animals.
On the back of the paper there was a big sticker and a fun coloring activity.
All of the materials needed for the activities were in the box. Some of the activities might need additional household items. In this Kiwi Crate, we needed water, scissors, and a plate.
Each activity came with an instruction manual. I found very helpful on the bottom of the front cover a rating for messiness and grownup involvement, and icons representing what your child will be learning with the activity.
We started with the floating sailboat. Here were the materials needed for this activity.
My Princess had a great time with this craft, especially decorating the sail. She used a craft tray when decorating the sails.
All smiles when the floating sailboat was completed! We let the sails dry for a few hours then during bath time, filled the tub with water and learned how moving the rudder to different angles turned the boat.
The second activity was watercolor animals. The crate had three sea animal paper cut-outs along with extra paper that we colored, sprayed with a water bottle, and watched the colors spread and mix.
We put our watercolor animals on the front step to dry.
The Kiwi Crate came with extra materials and instructions to creatively experiment using the concepts just learned in the main activity. This was my Princess’ favorite part. She used the extra materials to cut out, color, and spray her own animals.
An extra activity in the box was to see how many drops of water fit on a penny. We had to save this fun activity for another time.
Ask me any questions about the Kiwi Crate. It’s one of my favorite things right now.
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