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Koala Crate April 2019 Review
Kiwi Co offers monthly educational subscription boxes for kids ages 0-16+ for $19.99 per month with free shipping! Each month you’ll receive a hands-on art or science project that is not only fun but educational! Good to know: There’s no commitment to one particular box, you can switch crates at any time!
Choose from the following subscriptions based on your child’s age:
- Tadpole Crate – Ages 0-36 months – Explore & Discover
- Koala Crate – Ages 3-4 – Play & Learn Activities
- Kiwi Crate – Ages 5-8 – Science, Art, & More
- Atlas Crate – Ages 6-11 – Georgraphy & Culture
- Doodle Crate – Ages 9-16 – Art & Design Techniques
- Tinker Crate – Ages 9-16+ – Science & Engineering
- Eureka Crate – Ages 14-104 – Engineering & Design
The Box: Koala Crate
Cost: $19.99 per month
Includes: Play and learn activities for children ages 3-4
Ships to: US
Each Kiwi Co includes two booklets. One has all the craft projects with instructions and a supply list. The second booklet is a fun magazine Imagine! It contains more information about the theme which in this case was Friendship and Feelings, along with a fun book full of activities such as word puzzles, and a short story for the little ones to enjoy.
The theme for this month’s Kiwi Co Koala Crate is Friendship and Feelings.
It comes with three fun crafting activities that promote creativity, communication, discovery, and hands on learning. Each craft comes with all the supplies with the exception of two household items needed for one of the craft projects. The level of messiness for two of the projects is low, and the other one is high. The grownup involvement is low for one and high for the other two projects.
The first craft project was the Funny Face Puppets. The materials included were two felt circles, face pieces, wooden handles, sticky foam, a pouch, and a spinner. The instructions were pretty simple to follow.
For this fun project the girls where able to express their feelings by decorating their felt faces. This is also a fun game when you add the spinner, which decides what to add to your felt face. The outcome was always funny and silly. We did struggle with one of the felt faces because some pieces wouldn’t stick on good. It was pretty exciting for the girls to create different facial expressions on their Funny Face Puppets.
My eldest daughter was excited to make the Friendship bracelets. The supplies provided were wooden beads, a stick, a water brush pen, foam squares, water paint, and elastic. The additional supplies were a scrap paper and a paper towel.
We really liked that you could personalize your bracelets by painting them whatever colors you wanted. She decided to make the beads rainbow for a fun twist. As a mom I love craft projects that aren’t messy and the water brush paint was a genius idea, no water spills here! You can clean it off easily and re-use it for your next art project. This did required patience when letting the beads dry before assembling the bracelet. She decided to give her friendship bracelet to her baby sister which I thought was so adorable. I love that it is a keepsake and the beautiful meaning behind it!
The next activity was actually a fun game, Feelings Bingo. Basically bingo featuring Kiwi Co’s Koala Crate Mascot in various emotions such as happy, silly, surprise and many more. They provided two Bingo Boards, cards, and tokens. We really loved the cute expressions that the Koala made. My daughter could actually identify most of them, considering she is just learning how to read. The game was so much fun, we got creative on how we filled our Bingo Boards by different Bingo patterns.
This month’s theme was so adorable, it really teaches kids about friendships and their feelings. I really like the fact that it goes in depth about the different emotions one can feel. My daughter was able to use her Funny Face Puppet to express how she felt throughout the day. It really helped her understand that feelings have a huge impact on how she behaves. The Feelings Bingo is a fun addition to our family game night. I think this month’s box was so worth $19.99 because it was fully thought out and entertaining. I do recommend Koala Crate to parents with 3-4 year old because it is full of fun activities for the little ones plus they get to learn in a creative way.
What do you think of Koala Crate?
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