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Koala Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

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Koala Crate is the preschool subscription box offering from Kiwi Crate, designed for hands-on learning and fun every month!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Koala Crate

The Cost: $19.95 per month

COUPON: Save 40% off your first month with coupon code MSA40

The Products: 2-3 fun DIY projects for you to do with your preschooler!

Ships to: US (free)

Check out all of our Koala Crate reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!


Koala Crate sends a magazine every month called “imagine!” This month’s theme is rainforest! I don’t have any preschool aged children, so I had to get a little help from my two buddies, Jagger and Brooklyn, and their mom, Claudia. Thanks so much for helping, guys!


“imagine!” is full of stories and activities.


This is the instruction booklet for this month’s projects.


This is the inside of the booklet. There were three projects this month: Butterfly Puppet, Musical Rainstick, and Balancing Tree Game. Fun! This also gives you some idea of what the instructions look like. The instructions are clear and easy-to follow, with pictures to go along with the words for our little pre-readers.


These are the supplies that were included. Nothing else was required from home this month!


Here’s Brooklyn working hard on her puppet!


And here she is with her completed butterfly! It fits her little hand perfectly, and she loves it!


Here’s Jagger, showing us the inside of his rainstick. Look at that handsome boy with his new haircut! It makes a really cool sound! The body of the rain stick is also used in the balancing tree game.


Here’s Jagger working on the rainstick / tree.


This is the completed rainstick / tree in use as the balancing tree game. The kids love this game! It even has handy compartments to put all the pieces away. Kiwi / Koala Crate has the best ideas for DIY games!

Verdict: I love everything that Kiwi Crate makes, and these guys really love their Koala Crate! Like Kiwi Crate’s other offerrings, Koala Crate does require a good bit of adult involvement and supervision. This month’s projects were a little more DIY than usual, and Claudia didn’t have to help the kids very much at all. It varies from month to month, but some supervision is always needed.

If you want to just hand your child something to keep them busy for a while, I would not judge you! But this is not the activity for that. This is more about bonding with your child, crafting and learning together. It’s very well put together, and it’s a pretty amazing value at $20 a month!

What do you think of Koala 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.

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