June 22, 2020
If you read my tie dye post last week then you know that I am starting a new blog series called “Motherhood Mondays.” Today I’m sharing one of my favorite products and the company that has created it that has helped give my kids something fun and engaging to do while stuck at home. Because we have been long-time customers of this company I reached out to them about creating a partnership that would include sharing a discount code with you and also means that I receive a small commission if you purchase at no additional cost to you.
On the first morning of quarantine — before my kids’ schools had had the chance to figure out what school and learning would look like over the ensuing months — my kids each carried a box upstairs to our rec room, nestled into a comfy chair or floor pillow, and got to work. Each box contained an age-appropriate STEAM activity from Kiwi Crate — a company that has created a great STEAM subscription box for kids (and adults) of all ages.
We fell in love with Kiwi Crate as a company several years ago when my youngest received a 6 month subscription as a Christmas gift from his godparents. Not only did he love his monthly box, but my older girls often jumped in to help with the projects. When the 6 months were up I did not hesitate to extend the subscription. Plus, I added two additional boxes, one each for girl, to our monthly shipment. Now each month we receive a Kiwi Crate for my son, a Tinker Crate for my middle daughter who loves puzzles and engineering, and a Doodle Crate for my oldest who loves all things arts and crafts. I can promise you that when the box arrives these kids cannot wait to bust into their individualized boxes and get to work.
We’ve had such nice weather that the kids took their boxes outside last week to work.
My oldest, who just turned 13 got busy creating animal masks. Her crate came with two cardboard mask bases to put together plus plaster strips and paint. The box even included the little tray for dipping the strips. We only had to supply scissors and water. This is a great big kid activity because it takes patience and several days to complete since the plaster had to dry before she could paint.
My son’s crate came with all the pieces he’d need to build his own “Mars Rover.” At almost 8 years old he’s able to complete these fun projects mostly on his own, but his little hands do occasionally need help from someone older to get all the pieces connected completely.
As you can see the box comes with lots of little parts, and he was so excited when he completed his rover spring car and we were able play with it rolling across the table.
My middle one got so excited to complete her Tinker Crate that she woke up early and finished the whole thing while the rest of us were still asleep. Not to be left out of the fun, she worked on an incomplete project on the human body sewing little pillows that looked like different organs from a crate we received a few months ago.
If you think your family will love receiving a Kiwi Crate shipment as much as mine does click the link below and then use the code Learn30 to get 30% off your first month.
And make sure you’re following me on Instagram where I will be posting future monthly projects in my stories.