Our family received a Kiwi Crate just. in. time. for a weekend of ‘blah’ weather! We spent our Sunday afternoon playing and crafting together as we sewed our own cloth vegetables, created a fruit stand basket, and designed a vegetable stand apron. It all culminated with our very own Produce Stand as Little Brother bought (yes, and technically stole) fruit from Big Brother- the Produce Stand owner. They exchanged paper coins, paper dollars, and even a paper credit card (when is the last time you used a credit card at a produce stand…) for those delicious cloth stuffed vegetables we sold. While the produce stand owner’s prices were a little outrageous, he seemed to accept any form of money for whatever vegetable we wanted! Such a relieve to Little Brother’s small budgeting skills! We had an entire afternoon of fun playing and working together!
As a mom who really strives to encourage intentional play in our home, I was completely thrilled with the Kiwi Crate we received! Our boys learned a lot through their play: how to set up a ‘store’, how to ask for and receive something using money, the basic idea of making a purchase, and so much more. Another one of my favorite aspects of Kiwi Crate was that we actually used every piece of the kit for our Produce Stand; even the box was turned into a basket!
Another great aspect about Kiwi Crate is that the themed activities are actually created by families! Parents are the actual authors of the activities; they know from experience what works and doesn’t work with ages 3-7. They also have a great feel for what are age appropriate activities. All activities are also tested by kids!
So, you might say… sounds great, but I can’t imagine how much that costs… well here you go:
You can enjoy monthly projects that spark creativity and curiosity for kids ages 3-7. All materials and inspiration are included for just $19.95/month with FREE shipping. Perfect for a one-time gift or even for those Winter months that you need something extra to keep your little ones entertained! Or you can purchase a year subscription (12 boxes; once monthly) for $220 with FREE shipping. They also have ordering options for families:
|Single Crate to Share||We provide a generous amount of materials for one child – many of our projects, but not all, can accommodate two children.|
|Add Materials to a Crate||We include extra materials for a sibling to share the crate. Our customers call it the “no fight” crate. Only $7.95/month.|
|Order an Additional Crate||Each child can delight in opening their own package each month.|