You’ve probably seen KiwiCo project crates if you are on any type of social media. I’ve been seeing ads for KiwiCo for months, and I finally decided to check it out. I’m very hesitant with subscription services because you usually end up spending way more money than they say you are “saving.” So, I set out to answer the question, are KiwiCo project crates worth the money?
Let’s start from the beginning. For the past month, both Thomas and Hudson have been getting new teeth. If you’ve ever been around teething children, you understand my crisis. To have one kid teething was never that bad, but TWO.
It’s rough guys.
So because of that, I’ve been trying to keep the kids distracted. That seems to help keep the whining level to a minimum. As I said previously, I’ve been seeing ads for KiwiCo for months, but I didn’t really know what it was about. After doing more research, I decided to give it a go since I am quickly running out of creative ideas for keeping the kids busy.
I ordered two boxes: 1 panda crate, and 1 koala crate.
I have to say I was very surprised how much I loved the crates, as well as how much the kids loved them! My kids are spoiled rotten by their grandparents, so getting new toys for them is old news. However, the crates are so much more than new toys, which is the cool thing about it. They come with a couple themed activities or crafts that focus on STEM learning.
STEM learning stands for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”
It’s a type of curriculum that integrates those four subjects, so kids are learning real life applications rather than just basic knowledge.
So anyways, the crafts and activities are super helpful tools to teach your child skills they need to know. I have a 1 year old (Hudson) and an almost 3 year old (Thomas). It’s so hard to keep up with what each one should be learning at their age, so the KiwiCo crates are a huge help!
Each crate comes with: 1-3 STEM activities, games, or crafts specifically designed for whatever age level you choose.
They also come with little booklets that describe ways to integrate what your child is learning through the crate activity into everyday life.
I was pleasantly surprised by this subscription service. It’s not something that I think you “need.” However, if creativity does not come naturally to you, these crates are extremely helpful! Kids thrive on creativity and learning, and that is exactly what these crates foster.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried KiwiCo crates or if you are thinking about it. Or give me some ideas for creative projects that you’ve done or always wanted to do with your kids!
P.S. If you are thinking about trying out a crate subscription, click the link below for 50% off the first month of your subscription.
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Here is a link to a video where I show you everything that was in my panda crate and koala crate. The part about the crates start at (5:46).