Monday, November 26, 2018

Here's a gift idea... Subscription boxes from KiwiCo

 Please note I was sent product in exchange for this blog post.  All photos and opinions are my own.

The holiday season is right around the corner and if you are scratching your head trying to figure out what to get the kids on your list, then I have a great suggestion for you.  A monthly subscription of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) age appropriate activities from KiwiCo

Instead of a toy they break or loose, every month your child could get a box of educational and creative activities delivered to your doorstep.  Just think how great that would be for snow days in winter or rainy days in the spring.  A box full of books, crafts, stickers, games, and hours of entertainment for your family.

KiwiCo has 8 different subscription boxes to choose from based on age and interest level.  My kids recently received the Kola Crate which is for kids 3-4 years old and focuses on play and learning.  And my 6 year old received the Kiwi Crate for 5-8 years old which focuses on Science and Art. 



My kids could not wait to open their boxes.  The theme for the Kola Crate was farming which is right up our little guys alley.  This months box came with an adorable barn that can be used a s a carrying case or play mat, finger puppets, story book, garden matching game and lots of ideas for educational play time.  We paired this box set with some of the farming books we already had on our personal book shelf and acted out scenes with the finger puppets and playmat.  The craft project was making the garden matching game with pipe cleaners and beads to look just like carrots, radishes, turnips and potatoes.  Once we decorated our raised bed with stickers we could pretend to plant and harvest our garden, play a matching game and talk about how the roots were the part of the plant that we ate.
 Moving on to the Kiwi Crate, my science loving 1st grader received, this months box was all about anatomy.  Complete with a life size poster of bones and body organs.  There was a stethoscope craft to make.  Plush body organs to stuff and sew.  Broken bone stickers to make a pretend x-ray with, books about anatomy and countless hours of fun playing doctor and crafting away. 
 Overall, I was really pleased with how educational these boxes were and they amount of time they kept my kids busy.  We always enjoy seeing our kids learn new things and this service is ideal for that.  Check out their website for more information on the various boxes and age ranges they have to offer. 

Thanks to KiwiCo for sending me product to review.

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