On August 19, Zoey’s very first Kiwi Crate came in the mail and she could not contain her excitement. I think she literally said “I’m so excited!” at least five times. When she saw that green crate in the mailbox, she instantly lit up and couldn’t get into the house fast enough to open it up and see what was inside. Here is our official Kiwi Crate Review!
The first thing we noticed was a welcome letter and a pair of Kiwi Crate branded scissors, which was really exciting for Zoey to receive. Since it was her first crate, she also received a banner that she can hang in her room and collect stickers each month with each box.
The theme for this box was “A Day at the Lake”, so the two crafts she received were a fish lantern and a pair of paddle boats. The awesome thing about this is she seriously received every single item that she needed to make these crafts come to life. It wasn’t just the bones of the craft and then she had to use her own materials – they provided the glue, the brush for the glue, a paper cup to put the glue in, etc.
In addition to the two crafts, she also received a really cute book that has drawing pages, puzzles, and even some ideas for science experiments.
The first craft that we did immediately was the fish lantern. I was as excited as she was when I saw that they actually included an LED light kit for the lantern so that it would really light up. The instructions included color images of each step (a HUGE help when a five-year-old is involved). At this point, I was very impressed with this first crate. Just the fish lantern alone completely made her day, and I felt like the quality in the products was very solid.
A few days later, we built the paddle boats. The crate came with two boats, which definitely equaled double the fun for Zoey. They were really easy to assemble, and once again they came with very clear instructions. After she built the boats, she played with them in a tupperware bin outside, which escalated to playing with them in her kiddie pool, to playing with them in a bubble bath. She seriously got hours of fun out of those two little boats – giggling each time she’d set them off.
Over all, I was so very impressed with Zoey’s first Kiwi Crate. Everything was put together and planned out so thoughtfully for a five-year-old. For those who are curious, we signed up to pay the fee monthly ($19.99/month + free shipping) instead of getting a discount and paying up front for 12 months ($16.95/box + free shipping), but we may reconsider that next year and just pay up front for her renewal to get the extra discount. It is so worth it and I was very impressed with how much fun came inside that little box. To help you guys out, I still have a discount code available for 25% off your first crate, plus some free playing cards! Just click on the ad below and use the code PLAYING at checkout. As previously mentioned, that code is good on any of the crates and they are designed for children ages 3-16, depending on which one you choose. If there are siblings in the house, they have a remedy for that, too.
I’m so glad that we finally pulled the trigger on signing up for Kiwi Crate. I’ve been contemplating it for some time now, and it turned out to be well worth it financially. It gives Glenn and I something new and fun to do with Zoey every month that challenges her motor skills, creativity, scientific thinking, and so much more. I look forward to sharing more crates with you guys! I hope you enjoyed this Kiwi Crate Review and that you sign up soon!
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