KiwiCo recently sent me a Kiwi Crate to review, as it’s the perfect box from their collection for my kids and their ages (8, 8, 5, and 3).
Kiwi Crates are one of several different subscription boxes for kids offered from KiwiCo. Each box is designed for different ages and purposes, like their Doodle Crate for older kids to teens who love to draw, and their Tinker Crate for older kids who love to create project and do a monthly science project. They even have a Cricket Crate box for newborns!
Each Kiwi Crate contains the following:
- An age-appropriate hands-on project that explores art, science, and engineering
- All the high-quality materials you need to complete the project
- Explore! magazine with comics, additional experiment, games, and play ideas for the project
- Online DIY ideas with additional tutorials, tips, and tricks for your project.
We have received various Kiwi Crates over the years. We have received their:
- Fun with Flight box
- Pinball Machine box
- Glowing Animals box
- Disk Launchers (the one I’m reviewing in this post)
The KiwiCo monthly subscriptions can be as low as $16.95/month (if paying for a yearly subscription) or just $19.95/monthly. You can cancel anytime. And they can easily be gifted! Get $10 off your first month subscription using SHARE10 (or take 30% off your first month using SHARE30).
You can also buy individual boxes (like the ones I listed above) for $24.95 without the subscription. Spend more than $50 and you get free shipping.
Kiwi Crate Review – Disk Launcher
As a homeschool mom, I love things that help educate my children and supplement their learning, which is why I really enjoy educational subscription boxes like Kiwi Crate. They make it easy to spark some creativity, practice some skills, and think outside of the box a bit.
The Kiwi Crate Disc Launcher box focuses on force and resistance as children launch disks and try to compete against each other.
The assembly part is pretty easy and my children read the instructions and followed the pictures mostly without my help (my oldest are twins who are 8 and can read).
I love that they included enough materials in the box for TWO disc launchers as one would certainly not be enough for my three older kids to share nicely. This way they can compete and play together with them as well.
In addition to the disc launcher they also received some modeling clay, which was a new product for them, as we never have it in our house! They weren’t totally sure what to do with it, but the booklet had some suggestions and they followed it to make their own unique creations. There, again, was enough for all of my four bigger kids to create at least one little project.
To make the disc launcher even better they sent a “shuffleboard” fabric floor banner and some foam “bowling pin” targets.
The kids have loved shooting each other… I mean… the targets that came in the box.
It has been pretty fun for the kids to use and play with, even if I don’t love having discs now all over my house.
Have fun playing with Kiwi Crates!