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Koala Crate is a subscription for 3-4 year olds. Boxes are $19.95 and filled with a fun magazine and crafts. Koala Crate has a partnership with Highlights magazine, so there are fun articles and activities included in the box from Highlights.
Koala Crate always ships by USPS and comes in a yellow box.
Explore! Magazine is a partnership with Highlights Magazine. Inside, there are games, stories, activities for your child to complete.
This is a peek inside Explore! Magazine.
There was a fold out information guide with details on how to do each project.
There is a sheet that lets you know how messy each project is and how much parental involvement is needed.
Watercolor Fish: This activity shows your child all about color mixing. Your child colors each paper fish, sprays them with water and watched the colors mix. When they are dry, your child can add scales and eyes. This activity rated high on the messiness scale and high on parental involvement.
The activity included 6 fish, stickers, eyes, a spray bottle and markers.
T really enjoys coloring and can spend more time coloring than my 6 year old.
Spraying the fish with water was his favorite part and it was great for building hand strength.
This is the look at the dry fish, now it was time to add the details.
I let T take all the stickers off himself and he did a great job. This was a great activity for fine motor skills, the eyes were rather tricky to take off.
Fishing Game: Once the fish are completed, you attach them to blue cards, make a fishing pole and go fish! This activity rated medium on the messiness scale and medium on parental involvement.
To make this craft, Koala Crate included blue cards, a fishing pole and string.
Your child takes the completed fish from “watercolor fish” and glues them on each side of the blue cards. Then, your child puts together the fishing pole.
This project turned out so cute, you child just hooks each fish with the fishing pole.
T loved it!
Sea Creatures Puzzle: This project has three activities in one. A puzzle was included for this activity. All three projects rated low on the messiness scale and low on the parental involvement.
Your child can punch out the sea creatures, trace and cut them out. Your child can then go back to “watercolor fish” and make more colorful animals.
You child can use this as a regular puzzle or use them in the bath and stick them to the walls.
We used these in the living room with the spray bottle of water. T working on naming each animal and counting.
Final Thought: This was a fun month. There wasn’t many finished projects to take a picture of, but T liked watching the colors mix and fishing. I don’t think this was my favorite box, but T enjoyed it. If you want to try Koala Crate, click here and use the code SHARE10 to save $10.00 on your first box. This code will also work for Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate and Doodle Crate.
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