Review of KiwiCo Subscription Boxes
The doorbell rings; it’s the postman with a big box for us. The boys rush into the room, full of excitement when they recognize the box. This is the scene at our house every month when our KiwiCo subscription boxes come!
We have been getting the subscription boxes for 18 months now, and the kids love them even more now than when we first started! Kids love lots of things though, and you need a real KiwiCo Review from an adult. Right?
We’ve gotten the Kiwi Crate and Koala Crate. I will provide reviews for each KiwiCo box we have experience with!
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KiwiCo focuses on creating STEM subscription boxes for kids and teens.
They have 8 lines available ranging from babies up to adults.
- Panda Crate (ages 0-2)
- Koala Crate (ages 2-4)
- Kiwi Crate (ages 5-8)
- Atlas Crate (ages 6-11)
- Doodle Crate (ages 9-16+)
- Tinker Crate (ages 9-16+)
- Maker Crate (ages 14-adult)
- Eureka Crate (ages 14-adult)
Kiwi Crate Review
KiwiCo designed the Kiwi Crate for ages 5 to 8. It includes all the materials and instructions for 2-3 projects and a magazine to extend learning. It’s like a hands-on unit study curated and delivered right to your door!
Each box is unique. In the first 6 months we received these themed boxes: arcade, the solar system, kaleidoscope puzzles, rainbow optics, secret agent, and the human body.
The topics covered by each box are so unique! They give kids a chance to explore topics they might not naturally be exposed to. This is great for expanding kids interests.
Some of the projects were a little difficult for our son when he was 5 years old. He needed an adults help with them. Now that he’s 6 he can do most of the projects without assistance.
Each Kiwi Crate also includes a magazine. Inside the magazine you’ll find a comic, more information about the topic of the box, an additional project, a couple small activities (like a maze), and suggested books to further learning. Sometimes there’s also a themed recipe. Having a kids magazine included in the box is awesome!
- The box theme is an excellent jumping off point for deeper exploration of the topic.
- KiwiCo provides links to more related projects online for each box
- Builds fine motor skills through the projects with varying amounts of difficulty.
- Fun projects that kids look forward to doing.
- Includes themed magazine.
- Comes ready to use, you don’t have to gather supplies!
- Projects are more complex than what most parents could make on their own.
- These boxes do take up space and after each one you have to find a place to put the projects.
- The handmade toys and projects are not very resilient and will break if a younger child handles them.
Would I recommend Kiwi Crate? YES!
Kiwi Crate is a fun and engaging subscription box for ages 5 to 8 that you can utilize as a jumping off point for a deeper exploration and learning.
Koala Crate Review
Koala Crate is designed for ages 3-4 and includes all the materials and instructions for 2-3 projects and a magazine to extend learning. These are simpler projects perfectly suited to 3 and 4 year olds. Most 5 year olds would also really enjoy these boxes.
Our first 6 boxes had these themes: rainbows, farm, reptiles, music, dinosaurs, and bugs.
Our second son was 3.5 when he started getting these boxes. He has been able to do all of the projects with a bit of assistance, and has found every box to be fun and interesting.
Some of these projects have been more sturdy and we still have them and the kids still play with them.
Included in each box: project supplies, instructions, and a magazine. The magazine includes a short story or comic, more information about the topic of the box, an additional project, a small activity (like a maze), and suggested books to further learning.
These boxes inspired the boys to learn about new topics and furthered learning in favorite areas (dinos). They boxes are perfect for ages 3-5, though they’re advertised for ages 3-4.
- Developmentally appropriate projects for 3-5 year olds.
- Projects are fairly sturdy.
- Builds fine motor skills.
- Topics covered are interesting for this age.
- Includes themed magazine.
- All the supplies and instructions are included.
- Have to find somewhere to keep the projects after they have done them.
- Some (maybe 1/4) of the projects have broken easily.
Would I recommend Koala Crate? YES!
Despite the accumulation of extra stuff and the projects breaking sometimes, the Koala Crate subscription box is totally worth it!
Your 3-5 year old will love it and enjoy these curated projects. Use the coupon code SHARE30 to get 30% off your first KiwiCo box!
KiwiCo Review – Conclusion
Overall, we’ve been very impressed by the KiwiCo subscription boxes. The boys get so excited to see what’s in their boxes each month, learn new things from them, and feel a sense of accomplishment when they complete their projects.
They are a great addition to homeschooling with hands on projects and provide inspiration for kids to explore concepts more deeply.
Plus, I LOVE that I can just open the box and go. I don’t have to search Pinterest for the perfect project. I don’t have to track down the supplies and try to find books to tie it all together. Instead, we get the ease of having it all delivered to our door and we’re able to focus on enjoying the projects and learning.
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