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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015

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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - box

Kiwi Crate is a subscription box for children ages 3-8. It arrives every month with all the materials and instructions needed to complete 2-3 crafts centered around a theme, plus additional materials to help educate young learners! This is still my seven-year-old son’s favorite box!

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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - inside

The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

The Cost: Regular monthly subscription is $19.95 per month + free shipping

COUPON: Save 50% off your first month with coupon code SHARE10

SHIPS TO: US for free, Canada for $6.95 per month

The Products: Crafts and DIY projects for kids, with supplemental learning kits, booklets, and activities. Crates are filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas through art, science, and imaginative play.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - theme

This month’s theme is “Spheres and their Peers”! All about shapes!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - paper-dolls

On the back of the theme card (every month) is a sticker to put on my son’s Kiwi Adventures Chart that he received with his first box. It also has little paper dolls that he can color and play with on the little set they print inside every box. I love that Kiwi Crate reuses the box!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - explore

Every month, Kiwi Crate includes a copy of explore! magazine. My son loves this magazine! He always wants to try all of the activities in it, and it also has some cute comics and short articles that are perfect for his reading level.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - projects

This month’s projects are a tangram game and bubble shapes! These are the instruction booklets. The instructions are always very clear and easy-to-follow. Also, along the bottom of the cover, you can see that there are indicators telling the adult three things: how messy the project will be, how much adult involvement will be required, and what skill development the project is good for. I have found these indicators to be very accurate!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - tangram-supplies

These are the materials that were included to make our tangram game. The only thing we had to supply for this was vinegar. It is really unusual for Kiwi Crate to require any additional supplies beyond scissors!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - tangram-game

This is our completed tangram game. My son drew designs on the wooden game pieces with a white crayon, and then we dyed the pieces the same way we dye Easter eggs. And just like Easter eggs, the part he drew on with the white crayon was supposed to stay undyed but didn’t. It’s still a fun game, though!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - bubble-supplies

These are the supplies that were included to create bubble shapes. We had to provide scissors, a large bowl, and water from home.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - bubble-shapes

Here are our completed, non-traditional bubble wands. We had so much fun with these! We actually got the whole family out in the front yard, braving the Georgia summer heat, running around trying to see what kinds of bubbles we could make. It was awesome! The answer, though, is still spherical. The two dimensional shapes made single bubbles, whereas the 3-D shapes made clusters of bubbles.

The verdict: We love Kiwi Crate! Their consistency from month to month is impressive. We always have fun with our Kiwi Crate projects, even if occasionally something doesn’t turn out quite right. I think their planning, instructions, and project selections are always excellent, and I sometimes can’t believe they put everything together for under $20 per month. It’s such a great value for so much quality time with my son!

What did you think of this month’s Kiwi Crate?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. Yeah, we just got our first box (August, lakes) and I’m not too impressed. The kids (ages 6.5 & 4.5) were lukewarm on the projects – the paddle boats took them about 10 min to assemble, including drawing on the sail, and it was a hassle to figure out what size container we needed for optimal sailing. The fish lantern took forever to decorate (and still waiting for it to dry). The best thing about the box was that it reminded the little one she likes doing “what sinks, what floats”, as mentioned in the activity guide, although we’ve done it many times before thanks to High Five magazine. Not sure I will continue the subscription.

  2. Good call! They are terrible!

  3. I was so exited for my daughter to start receiving kiwi crate after reading all your great reviews but it has been such a disappointment. The first month’s box was late by nearly 3 weeks and it took several emails before we got it at all and the second box was the lemonade stand which provided about 10 minutes worth of entertainment. It was just boring. The customer service I received strongly discouraged me from continuing my subscription and the lame-onade stand was the nail in the coffin. CANCELLED!!

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