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