Kiwi Crate April 2015

Kiwi Crate is a monthly craft and discovery box for children 3-12. They have recently expanded their options to boxes for specific ages or you can chose the regular one which is for all ages.  Kiwi crate is $19.95 a month but goes down with longer subscriptions.  I have seen plenty of deals out right now for them so I think you can even get lower pricing or free boxes if you search around. This month’s theme is Interesting Insects.  I always get the months box in the first little while of the next month so that’s why my posts are a bit late on these ones.

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The first look gives you the projects and on the back of this  is a sticker to mark your progress on the chart you get in your first box and two characters to colour and cut out.

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Underneath that is all your items to make the projects.  The smaller pieces are bagged for each project so you can just grab what you need if you’re only going to do one at a time.

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First up this month is My Dragonflyers.  This craft is low on the messiness scale and low on the grownup involvement.  It uses exploring, creating and fine moving skills.  You create dragonflies that you launch with air and I think Bug will be thrilled with this one.  We’ve had air rocket launchers before and they went over really well.

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Next is My Bug Tic-Tac-Toe.  This one is medium on both the messiness and grownup scales. It uses fine moving, creating and exploring skills as well.  You get to make clay bugs and put wings on them to use as game pieces and there is also just paper pieces instead.  The box is a carrying case so you can keep it all together.

Bug enjoys doing these projects and I like that they have a bit of learning involved with them as well as fun.  They get played with for more then just the few minutes after we build them and the parts that might break are easily replaced with things around the house. The theme this month is fun for us too since we are in a discovering stage where bugs are awesome.

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