Last month I received an email from a cool company called Kiwi Crate asking if I was interested in testing out one of their creative kits for kids.
I checked it out, thought it looked fun and something Anna would be interested in exploring.
Kiwi Crate is a cool twist on the monthly kit clubs we are used to as scrapbookers. This one is geared towards kids ages 3-7.
They offer a monthly subscription based service where they deliver a box to your child each month that’s designed around a certain theme (think Dinosaurs, Garden, Superheroes, Space). In each box are 2-3 carefully designed and kid-tested projects, which cover a range of developmental areas and subjects, including art, science, and imaginative play. All the materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity are included.
Check out some of their sample crates.
Katie and Anna tested out a sample crate yesterday and we all thought it was really cool.
Anna loved that she got a box in the mail addressed to her. She was so excited to open it up and find out what kind of surprise was hidden inside.
This Busy With Bugs crate included two projects (1) bug painting with cool sponges that you place in water and they expand (see the photo at the top of this post) and (2) a firefly project (making a firefly out of a bottle, glow sticks, stickers, etc).
Here's a look at the supplies for the firefly project:
Anna placing the stickers on the bottle:
Here's a look at the instruction sheet for the painting project:
I was impressed with the overall design, the emphasis on both creativity & facts, that everything was included, and the level of thought that went into the kit.
These flash cards were great for talking about facts while she was having fun painting and creating the lightning bug.
Overall I was super impressed.
I really liked that it was all there in one box - it simplified the gathering process and Anna enjoyed the whole thing. She was super proud to come up to my office and show me the firefly she built.