Kiwi Crate subscription boxes are amongst our favorite monthly subscription boxes for kids. Check out our first KiwiCo 2018 Kiwi Crate Review How many times have you tried to get something out of a claw and failed? I can’t even count that high. My daughter on the other hand has won half of her stuffed animal pile and a few random toys all in her short 6 years of life. Her random talent of life is mastering the claw machine! So when we got this month’s Kiwi Crate we were super excited and surprised. This is literally the best box for my daughter!
December 2017 Kiwi Crate Review
One of my favorite things about Kiwi Crate is that the creations that are made from the box are high quality and get used over and over again. The creations are not typically one time use only. And even better than other toys, they are ones that we made together and we both love that!
When you open your Kiwi Crate box, all of the supplies you need to create are included. Everything down to glue dots. The only thing we have had to provide on our own is scissors. The only prep is to separate the supplies by activity, which is also spelled out in the instruction book. Speaking of the instruction book there are step by step instructions and pictures to assist. Older kids may be able to do these activities on their own but we prefer to do them together.
Typically the boxes come with at least three activities that correlate together some how. For instance, October’s Kiwi Crate had the theme of color and light. All three activities dealt with color or light, or both. This month there were only two activities but they worked together to create one big activity. One big super fun activity!
Activity #1: Creating The Claw
The pieces were all separated into categories for us that made it easy to follow the instructions and create this super cool claw that actually works. I liked that there was a ton of opportunities for fine motor skill practice. The claw required connecting nuts and bolts on the wood pieces and even a string that helps control the actual claw, with help from a rubber band.
I liked that there was even a little wooden wrench included to help ensure that the nuts and bolts were tight.
This was super fun and full of fine motor skill practice opportunities as well. There were two small skeins of yarn, googly eyes, and pipe cleaner. The supplies were perfect for making super cute pom pom buddies. This is where we needed our own scissors. We wrapped the yarn around the provided wood piece over and over until each skein was completely wrapped around. Then we tied pipe cleaner around it, which became antenna also. When the yarn was taken off the wood piece, we cut the loops and a super cute pom pom buddy appeared.
The point of these two activities is to use the claw to pick up the pom pom buddies. How cute is that? There were also parts of the ‘extra’ book that had printed arcade style words and pictures that kids could decorate the kiwi crate box like an arcade game.
The book also had a few extra simple games like a penny throwing contest.
We have thoroughly enjoyed all of the boxes we have received, and I am not just saying that. My daughter is excited, entertained and learns something new every time. I enjoy having a substantial activity, or three, for my daughter that doesn’t require a ton of prep for me. It is a WIN WIN!
WANT TO GET A KIWI CRATE BOX?
Go to Kiwi Crates website and have a look at all the different types of boxes that they have. Choose one that is age appropriate for your child.
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Or you can use my Kiwi Crate Promo code FUNWITHMAMA30 to receive 30% off your first crate with a subscription of 3 months or more! Please note that I will update this particular page whenever there is a better coupon code.