Have you heard of Kiwi Crate? It was recommended to me by a good friend who is mama to two and a third grade teacher. It is a subscription service for parents (or grandparents!) of children ages 3-7. When you sign up your kids get a themed box of activities delivered to your door once a month. The themes vary from art to science projects, imaginative play and more. Everything you need to complete the projects comes in the box, so hunting around the house or trips to the craft store are not necessary. You can see some sample crates by clicking on their button:
My kids got their first crate earlier this month. Opening a Kiwi Crate is like opening a present— they are packaged so beautifully and you don’t know what kind of surprise is waiting for you inside. Our first crate was “busy with bugs”. We had a lot of fun reading about bugs, making a cute little firefly (that actually glows and flies!), and painting on leaf and flower canvases with the bug shaped sponges.
At first I was hesitant to subscribe because of the price tag ($20 a month). I finally decided we could surely give up a night of eating out to make this work (plus we don’t pay for preschool since we school at home so I figured this would be a perfect addition to our pre-k and kindergarten curriculums). And… I’m so glad I signed up. These are perfect to bust the boredom of a rainy day— or they are equally perfect for a busy day when you want to do something fun with your kids but do not have the ability to plan or prepare. Just open and go! The $40 gift card will get you a 2 month subscription (or 2 Crates). Kiwi Crate only ships throughout the US, so non-US residents can’t win this one. (There are still many remaining remaining give aways that are open to everyone.)
Here are my girls working on their crate. First, the firefly:
Then the bug paintings:
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