One of our son’s Christmas gifts was a subscription to Kiwi Crate. As a kid who loves arts & crafts plus mail (what kid doesn’t love mail?), it has been a huge hit particularly on the cold, dreary days we have been trapped inside.
Each “crate” is a small cardboard box that arrives at your doorstep monthly and contains supplies for 2-3 projects. Our first crate was themed Frozen Fun and included luminaries with winter scenes, a snowman game, and explore! magazine with more activities. The crate included everything to create the luminaries and snowman game as well as scissors and markers we can continue using.
The projects have clear instructions that feature both text and images to help your child understand. They also note the parental involvement needed and degree of mess. Both are huge pluses. My son, of course, wanted to do everything immediately and, as I was in the middle of caring for his baby sister, I knew the messier of the two (the luminaries) needed to wait until I could focus on him.
I was also pleased to see the fun didn’t end after he completed the luminaries and snowman toss game. The included explore! magazine featured coloring, games and a small story plus a couple science experiment ideas using ice and food coloring.
If you are looking for a fun gift for your child that will keep them entertained throughout the year, consider subscribing to Kiwi Crate. There are options from 1 to 12 months. And, for a limited time only, get one month free with a 6 to 12 month subscription using promo code: FUN at checkout (valid 4/19/22 – 4/27/22).