We were sent a Koala Crate from KiwiCo. for consideration. All opinions are my own.
This is something I have wanted to check out for literal years, guys! Up until recently, it just wasn’t something we could afford though. So I lusted after the adorable crates and wished for the day we could get them for Addie and Piper.
Before I dive in, today I’m sharing our experience with the Koala Crate only. If you are interested in the Tinker Crate for older kids, come back in a couple days and I’ll have mine and Addie’s take on that one live!
The Koala Crate is geared toward kids ages 2-4. Piper is 4 and she definitely enjoyed the box though I’d say she’s ready to try the next age up which is the Kiwi Crate itself, ages 5-8. (spoiler alert: we’ve now subscribed and she has one on the way!) I say this only because she does have a decent attention span and loves more detailed activities with mom like cooking a recipe or what have you.
So upon opening these magical boxes of wonder– you’ll find a booklet that lists all the steps for 3 separate projects. People! You get 3. different. activities. in ONE box! Is that not a mother’s dream come true? 3 for the price of 1. So much time spent doing activities, so much time not spent whining. Personally, I love it.
Anyway, you look into the crate and are greeted by bright yellow tissue paper and the instructions, as well as the Imagine magazine for your little Koala. This particular box was centered around music so the magazine was filled with music education, some book recommendations, a little story about The Beat of Music, a fun activity and the best part: another DIY activity that uses some of the supplies from the crate. The other supplies you would definitely have lying around the house and I am guessing most of the extra DIY’s are similar.
Next you’re going to find all of your supplies. Piper enjoyed pulling each thing out and giving it a once over before putting it in a nice pile on the table. Somehow I birthed two very Type A children. It was like Christmas and a blind bag wrapped into one experience for her.
Once she had everything out, she decided the xylophone was going to be her first conquest, so that’s what we did. With a little help from the instructions and her big sister, we constructed the coolest and prettiest sounding xylophone in the world. She was thrilled and she played and played that thing. The rest of my day was spent with “LISTEN, MOM” and “MOOOOM, Addie wont listen to me play my zy’phone!”
The crate also came with an adorable DIY tambourine as well as a dancing streamer. We assembled both and Piper and her baby dolls were a full band!
This Koala Crate is seriously exactly what I wanted it to be. Even Jake, who is not easily impressed, was blown away by the crates. Which is the main reason we turned around a night later and ordered them each a subscription. I talk about a lot of different brands on this blog, and if I didn’t like them, they wouldn’t be here. But this is a brand I love and you will see me write about it over and over again.
S.T.E.A.M is an important subject, especially for us folks with little girls. Addie loves barbies and crafts but Addie also likes to code and build things with dad. Piper is gearing up to be the same kind of girl. With KiwiCo, you are supporting a company that understands how big of a deal it is that all kids are exposed to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
For only $20 a month, your child can see themselves and their passions represented in a KiwiCo Crate. Plus, with the code SHARE30 you can get 30% off your first month’s box. You can visit KiwiCo here to see all of the different boxes and which would work best for your kids. If the Tinker Crate is one you’d be interested in, don’t forget to pop back in later this week for a peak into our first one!
Tell me below, have you tried KiwiCo? If not, which box would you want for your kids or grandchildren?