Kiwi Crate October 2015 Review + Free Full Box Coupon
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Kiwi Crate is a fun activity and craft subscription box for kids 4-8. Crates are $19.95/month and filled with Explore magazine, along with two featured crafts. Read to the end of this review to find out how to get a free full-sized box. You can add-on a sibling pack or upgrade and get a featured book each month with your box. Kiwi Crate is our family's first subscription box and it's one of my favorite subscription boxes for kids.
Cost: Month to Month $19.95
3 Months: $59.85
6 Months: $111.00
12 Months: $203.40
Sibling Add On: Get extra materials for a sibling to share the crate. Customers call it the “no fight” crate. (available for $9.95/month with a monthly subscription, $28 extra for a 3-month, $56 extra for a 6-month, and $112 extra for a 12-month subscription). Only one sibling add-on can be added per subscription
Coupon: Check out all the boxes here for this great deal (You will pay $4.95 shipping for each box). You will be signed up for a subscription, but you can cancel anytime.
What's in the box? Every month you'll receive all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as music, gardening, dinosaurs or colors. Projects may include arts and crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more. We've hand selected and kid tested projects that are open-ended and encourage curiosity, exploration and creativity!
What ages is Kiwi Crate for? Ages 3-8 but older children can enjoy it too.
Can I skip? Yes – if you do not want to receive a crate for a period of time, you can pause your subscription for 1, 2 or 3 months. To pause, log into My Account page, click “Manage Subscription” next to the subscription that you'd like to pause and then click Pause. You will not be charged while your subscription is paused. Your subscription will automatically resume after the pause period is complete. Pause by 7:00 PM EST on the 4th of the month to avoid being billed for the next crate.
How do I cancel? You can cancel or skip from your account.
Kiwi Crate ships in a green box that looks like a crate.
This box was laid out a bit differently this month. Normally, there is a card on top with the two crafts for the month. This month, there was just an instruction booklet.
This month the theme is Treasure Hunt. The two projects this month was a Treasure Chest and a Treasure Map.
There were four bonus imagination maps including this in the box.
The bonus maps were: Ocean Map, Traditional Map, Road Map and Circle Map.
Like other Kiwi Crate instruction booklets, there was a breakdown of each craft and a list of everything you need for the activities.
Treasure Chest: This activity makes a treasure chest and rated low on the messiness scale and medium on the grownup involvement.
The treasure chest is made of interlocking wooden pieces and some sticker hinges.
This is the finished treasure chest. I didn't take any pictures of the process, because it took L and I working together to complete the project. The biggest difficulty is pieces coming apart before they could be secured.
Treasure Maps: For this project, children create a treasure map and have some try to find the treasure chest. This activity was medium on the grownup involvement and low on the messiness scale.
There were four different maps to use for the activity.
Tools: There were also some tools to use for the project. The little x stickers for putting where the treasure is located.
L and I each made a map. Part of the project included making a scale and using a ruler, but L just wanted to draw the map as he liked. I searched for the treasure using his map and vice versa.
Final Thought: I was rather disappointed with this month's theme when I first saw it, but we ended up having fun. The map project can be by younger kids, or older kids can use the scale and ruler to do more detailed maps. If you want to try Kiwi Crate, you can still get Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate, Tinker Crate, and Doodle Crate FREE. Check out all the boxes here for this great deal (You will pay $4.95 shipping for each box). You will be signed up for a subscription, but you can cancel anytime.
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