It took us years to try out Kiwi Co and after hearing great feedback from a family member, I finally pulled the plug and got a membership for my kids. Here is my honest Kiwi Co Review for the Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, and Tinker Crate products.
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It’s Saturday morning, and as usual, I’m trying to get a little extra sleep after another long week. The kids have all plugged into their various devices and the house is quiet. This is typical for our Saturdays. Does this sound like Saturday at your house?
I remember when my twin daughters were about 3 and my son was 2. Saturday morning would come and I would long for the days I could go back to sleeping in. I wondered if they would ever be able to pour their own cereal and turn on cartoons. It felt like it took forever, but that day did come and now we are 9 years down the road with one more child in the mix and they are all old enough to manage their own mornings. Praise Jesus! Hallelujah!
So, today after I came down in my cozy robe and grabbed my hot coffee I showed the kids our new boxes from Kiwi Crate. Instantly, they rushed me at the table to see what was inside. Ok, I’ll tell you something honestly, here … sometimes there’s a bit of squabbling over the box (or a lot of squabbling). They all want to be the one to open it and start pulling stuff out.
First, Mama’s gotta set up some guidelines or this will turn into a playground brawl.
- The 7-year old gets to look first (because he’s the loudest, and Ummm, Mama needs peace)
- There’s enough for everyone to pick an activity or work together
- Share like the good kids you are, and
- Have a Blast!
Now, I’d like to say that I walked away at this point for another cup of coffee, but really … I wanted to play as much as they did. So, we had a great morning all together building and learning and being a family.
Kiwi Crate Review
Kiwi Co Family
The whole Kiwi Co. family of products is amazing. They have a crate that will fit any of your kids from birth through teens. It has been one of the greatest values and adds so much fun and creativity to our days. We’ve even been able to count it as school because the kids are actually learning a lot as they go through the activities … subjects like science, technology, engineering, art, design, play and more.
Our family has had subscriptions to Doodle Crate, Tinker Crate, and Kiwi Crate. We love them all and have divided them between the kids, though all the kids like to be involved in each of them.
Kiwi Crate Review
Kiwi Crate is for my youngest – he’s 7 now, but was 6 when we started out. The Kiwi activities are so adorable and have fun hands-on activities. He’s learned about Woodland Creatures, Race Day, Magic, Ice Lab, and even built his own carnival game with a Claw Grabber. Lots and lots of cool stuff. In each box, he gets all the supplies he needs, extra games, instructions for a related snack, extension activities, book suggestions, and a story. These are right on track for 5-8-year-olds.
Doodle Crate Review
Doodle Crate is for my Tween girls. They have great craft projects included. They are pretty detailed and not just a 5-minute art project. These are things like Weaving, Screen Printing, Watercolor Calendar, Homemade Colored Pencils, Clay Pencil Holder, and a Furoshiki Tote Bag. They are perfect activities for kids 9-16 who love to learn about art and design techniques.
Tinker Crate Review
Tinker Crate is for my Tween boy. These crates are amazing for your 9-16-year-old science and engineering lovers. He gets all the materials for an amazing STEM project, a Blueprint of step-by-step instructions, a magazine with additional experiments and great learning information all about the subject of the Crate. He has created a Secret Code Cypher, Animation Zoetrope, Draw Bot, Fiber Optic Stars, Phantom Projector, and a Gravity Game, along with lots of other activities. There are so many learning extensions in each crate, also.
Looking for ways to entertain your younger kids? Read Toy-Free Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers and Perfect Gifts for Preschoolers. Kiwi Co also makes the Koala Crate for 3-4-year-olds and Cricket Crate for 0-2-year-olds.
Why Kiwi Co Is Awesome
- Each monthly box comes with absolutely everything you need for the project. It will even come with scissors and glue if needed. No rushing out to the store for any last-minute items for these fun activities.
- The instructions walk you through each and every step with pictures and words.
- The kids are learning, but they think they’re just having fun
- Fun stories are included
- They include extension activities
- There are extra activities linked to online
- The things you’re building are high quality
- It gets your kids off the tv, without any arguing
There really are many, many more reasons why we love Kiwi Crate, but it’s impossible to list them all here. You’ve really got to just try it out for yourself. It’s not that big of an investment for what you get and you won’t regret it.
During the long, hot days of summer or the rainy and cold days of the rest of the year, a crate from KiwiCo is a great indoor activity. YouTube and video games can wait for another day and your kids will be thrilled with all the fun they’re having. Believe me, you won’t have to listen to “I’m Bored” today with a Crate in your mailbox.
So, whether you’re trying to get a few more minutes of sleep on a Saturday morning, a few minutes of peace, or looking for an indoor boredom buster, you need to order a crate today.
Let me know what you think of the Kiwi Crate family. Have you tried them out yet? Let us know what your kids have created.
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