Kiwi Crate Unboxing!

Today I’m sharing with you the first thing I’ve ever purchased for my daughter for home school: Kiwi Crate. What is that, you ask? In short, it’s a little box of awesome learning fun! To be more specific, each box contains one project/activity centered around different STEAM aspects (see below).

Kiwi Crate is the box for ages 5-8; they also have boxes for younger and older ranges as well! I’d been eyeing Kiwi Crate since we started home school, and once fantastic fellow blogger Nerd in the Brain shared a coupon code on her blog, I knew I had to try it out. The little miss and I were NOT disappointed.

Kiwi Crate Box Opener

Upon opening the box, you discover the theme: December’s was Treasure Hunt! I knew my daughter would be thrilled. Plus, this worked out brilliantly in that we were going to be starting maps that coming week!

Kiwi Crate Greeting

Kiwi Crate Magazine

I’m a sucker for cute, and Kiwi Crate has fabulous design. Explore! is a mini magazine that comes in every box which includes information about the topic (in this case, maps), a story, and extra activities (meaning in addition to the main project in the box.)

Kiwi Crate Goodies

I was actually floored at HOW much stuff came in this box! This is the main project: a treasure chest to assemble, plus the rolled map paper for making maps (a total of 8 full size sheets), ‘X marks the spot’ stickers, colored pencils, a regular pencil and eraser, a ruler, and a really nice quality pair of little kids scissors. I was seriously impressed.

Kiwi Crate Stickers

Plus these two giant sheets of stickers for the map making!

Kiwi Crate Magazine Work

We started with the activity book, which my kiddo loved. We read the story and different things about maps, talked about terminology (compass rose, what a landmark is) and then did each activity. She loved the map making!

Kiwi Crate Assembling

Then came time for treasure chest assembly. My favorite part about this is that while the directions have written words, they also have very clear visuals, so my daughter could follow them without me needing to instruct her every step of the way. LOVE the idea of promoting capability and independent thinking! You can see in her face just how hard she’s concentrating, and I love that.

Kiwi Crate Finished

So proud of her finished product! You can’t see in the pic well, but she’s fully decorated it with the colored pencils too! From there, she hid the treasure chest, and made a map of the house with a path leading it to it – we presented it to Daddy when he got home from work. He found his way to the chest and my daughter was over the moon. No joke, they continued playing treasure hunt for a full hour…she would hide it somewhere new and add a new path to it on the map. She even drew a map of my mum’s house and brought the treasure chest along on a visit one day! I’d say it was a hit.

Overall, I’m thrilled with Kiwi Crate, and will happily pay the $19.95 per month on this fantastic box of learning fun. January’s box looks to be just as fun…stay tuned for the unboxing early next month!

As an affiliate for Kiwi Crate, the links in this post are my referral links…we’ll both save some money on our boxes if you sign up via one of them!

Have you ever tried a project subscription box before (either for kids, or adults?)

  • Emma

    This looks amazing! I’m tempted to get one for myself.. is that too weird?

    • Kay

      Ha, definitely not! The box for ages 9-16 has some pretty damn cool stuff. 😀

  • Danette Perez

    Ah! Very cool. So many of these book things happening these days. I love the idea of discovering new fun things every month 😀

    • Kay

      It is so much fun! This month’s box is all about light and shadow (shadow puppets galore!). We had a blast with it today! I’ll be sharing about it in early February. 🙂

  • Oh I love this!

    • Kay

      It’s so much fun! I get as excited as she does to see what each project is!

  • Danielle Knapp

    I’ve gotta check this out for my son 🙂

    • Kay

      It is SO much fun! We both get excited to find out what each month will be! I highly recommend it.

  • christine

    Wow, this is AWESOME! I want one for myself! What a great tool for homeschool. Gah, hands on learning for the win 🙂

    • Kay

      So true! And the boxes for ages 9-16 are so great in terms of crazy cool projects – robot building and little electronics things…fun stuff! Plus, for the older ages you have the option to choose a more specified box leaning more towards the arts/creativity or science/mathematics. Pretty sweet!

  • This looks so fun! I want one for me, hahahah.

    • Kay

      They are a blast! The ones for older ages are pretty flipping awesome even for us grown ups hehe.

  • Nerd in the Brain

    Oh, yaaaayyyy! That looks fantastic! 😀 (I have a new Tinker Crate sitting on a shelf just waiting for me to get my science on.) 🙂

    • Kay

      I am loving this subscription box! January’s was just as much fun (I’ll be sharing in early Feb). Can’t wait to see what next month’s box is!

  • This is such a cute idea!!! I wish I had kids now…a little… 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Kay

      It’s so much fun (both the box, and kids, ha!). 😀

  • Jas

    What a brilliant little box you discovered. I kind of want to do it myself. | photography & lifestyle

    • Kay

      It’s so much fun! And the box for the older ages is definitely just as fun for grown ups. 😀

  • This looks like so much fun! Definitely an awesome subscription for kiddos. And how cool is it that you can plan a lesson around it!

    • Kay

      It’s such a great kids box (grown ups too hehe, I have as much fun as she does!) and I love that it has the perfect balance of learning and fun. And I definitely think in the future I’ll be saving the box and potentially planning the week of around whatever it focuses on.

  • Uhm, can I get myself a DIY treasure chest and “X marks the spot” map!? The things I would have dreamed of having as a child are now produced haha. So happy you and your adorable littleun’ enjoyed the box! May have to look into it myself for my child care.

    – Harlynn

    • Kay

      It is certainly worth the cost for sure! And I know what you mean – I too would have loved it as a kid! As it is I get just as excited as she does for each box to come in. If you try it out, I hope you love it as much as we do!

  • gamerwife

    That sounds awesome. My sister gets Kiwi Crate sometimes for her boys and they absolutely love it. And I’m also seriously impressed with how much was in the box.

    • Kay

      I’m excited to continue with it and see the variety of projects they have.

  • This sounds like so much fun! Seriously considering this for my step-son who’s in kindergarten.

    • Kay

      It is such a great box. Great quality products, and the great combo of fun and learning! If you try it out I hope he loves it as much as we do!

  • Oh yay, I’m so glad I’ve found someone who has actually bought one of these so I could check it out myself. I’ve been eyeing it off for a while now, but had been umming and ahhing because of the dollar difference here in Australia. I think I might have to use my next freelance pay to get one for my 6 year old after all.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Kay

      You’re very welcome! I’m sure you’ll love it if you try it out – great quality stuff and so much fun for the little ones!


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