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Calendar January 12, 2016 01/12/16 AuthorBy Subscription Box Mom Comments 0 Comments 0

Koala Crate December 2015 Review + Coupon

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Koala Crate December 2015 Review

Koala Crate December 2015 Review

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.  My 3-year-old gets Koala Crate and he loves that he can do crafts just like his older brother.  There are not many subscriptions that are appropriate for 3 year olds.

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Koala Crate ships in a yellow faux wooden crate.

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First Look.  The theme for December is “Arctic”.

Imagine Magazine

Koala Crate comes with Imagine magazine, which is filled with stories and games.

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There was a page about animals who live in the Arctic, and a little story featuring Kellan the Koala.

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If you are familiar with Highlights magazine, you will recognize the “find 5 differences” activity.  The magazine also had a recipe for salt dough, so you can make your own salt dough ornaments.  I did this as a kid and really wanted to do it this year, but didn’t get around to it.

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For the adult helper, there is an instruction book for all the activities.

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Each activity has a key to let parents know how messy it is, how much grownup involvement is needed and what skills the child will learn.

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Polar Bear Dress Up (Messiness: Low, Grownup Involvement: Medium) My oldest did this in a Kiwi Crate a long time ago, but he had so much fun, I was glad T got to do it.  Your child makes felt paws and then uses them to catch a velco ball (seen in the next activity).

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There was two mittens and the paws and claws go on opposite sides.  The headband is for the little bear ears.

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Making the ear headband.

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Making the paws. (Keep reading through the second activity so see the completed balls, paws and ears.

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Snowball Toss (Messiness: Low, Grownup Involvement: Medium) Your child makes two balls with this activity: one fluffy and one velcro.

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All the materials.

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The velcro ball was a ping pong ball covered in velcro.  The fluffy ball was a bath poof wrapped in yarn.  I didn’t get a picture of the fluffy ball while it was being made, as I had to help T.

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This is the completed polar bear dress up and snowballs.

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Grrrr. He is just the cutest polar bear!

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Sparkle Snowflake Stamp (Messiness: High, Grownup Involvement: High) The last activity involved making a stamp and decorating wrapping paper.

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For this project, your child stitches the yard through the snowflake, then stuck on the back to make a stamp.

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The paper was huge, around the size of a poster.  The stamp was fun but it was a bit tricky to get the ink completely covered for a perfect snowflake.  Truthfully, having a perfect snowflake only bothered me, T couldn’t care less.

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Here is a glimpse at the finished paper.  It was much too large to include a full picture.

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Final Thought: This was a really fun month.  T really enjoyed pretending he was a polar bear and making wrapping paper.  I love that Koala Crate includes projects that only need a little help from me.  If you want to subscribe to Koala Crate, or any of the Kiwi Crate subscriptions, use this link and the code MOM50 to save 50% on any line.

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