Cricket Crate (from parent company KiwiCo) is a subscription box for children ages 0 to 36 months. It arrives every month with all the materials and instructions needed to complete an age-appropriate project, a board book, plus additional materials to help educate young learners!
KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: Cricket Crate is for 0-36-month-olds, Koala Crate is for 3-4-year-olds, Kiwi Crate is for 5-8-year-olds, and Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate are for 9-16+-year-olds. There really is something for every age with this company.
This review is of the $19.95 a month Cricket Crate box, for 0 to 36 months of age.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Cricket Crate
The Subscription Box: Cricket Crate
The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: 15% off
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.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95 per month
Cricket Crate May 2018 Review
Each month you will receive a Cricket Wonder magazine. This goes over what the main theme of the month is and how that ties back to the project. This month focuses on 'grow with me.' There are extra sections that go over why blocks are so important, numbers and measurements, and math. My son is growing at a rapid rate it seems, so this month's theme is something I can really relate to.
Next, I received this little information card that goes over everything in the box. It takes you through how to utilize the blocks and the growth chart with your little one.
The blocks are so unique from other sets I have seen! The information card recommends using them to add (something you would use as your little one gets older), creating numbers, stacking, sequencing, and side sorting. Blocks are a really great toy that you can take with you on trips or out with you to restaurants. My son loves to learn so these are going to be a great learning tool to have on hand now and as he gets older.
Coloring Activity + Crayons
This set is meant to be used along with the growth chart that is listed below. You and your little one can use the crayons to color the bugs and leaves. Fox loves to color so I am always excited to receive coloring pages and extra crayons to have on hand. Plus, look at how cool this set of crayons are! I don't think I have seen crayons in this shape, but they are meant to help with your child's grip. A great rainy day activity to have on hand!
Look at this adorable growth chart! We already have a growth chart that was gifted to us hanging in my son's bedroom, but this is a fun one to use in our basement or playroom. The paper is extra thick so it isn't going to bend or break over time. You can use the little bug cutouts above to put into the open slots on the chart. I tried to get Fox to put his colored bugs on the chart, but he wasn't having it so hopefully, I can get him to place them on it later. The information card recommends using this for your little one to identify the images on the chart, for counting, or simply as a growth chart to mark how tall they are.
Crickets Too Little - Listed Value $6.95
Each month you can expect to receive a Cricket board book. In this month's book, Cricket goes to Milo's house where everything is so much bigger! Poor little Cricket, but we get to see how a difference in size doesn't matter when it comes to true friends.
You will always receive a little card that helps you engage your little one after year your Cricket book. This is super helpful to make a connection from the book to a learning activity. This month's card is a ruler that you can use to discover size and length and the difference between so many objects in terms of size.
Verdict: This month's Cricket Crate wasn't as big of a win as the past few months, but it was still filled with fun activities that I know I will be using with my son. Now that we are in the thick of summer, we are spending most of our days outside. However, there are always those rainy afternoons where I need something fast and educational to have on hand for him. The blocks are a great activity to use now and as he grows, and the crayons are something we always need more of. I think Cricket Crate is a great way to have educational activities sent right to you that match your child's age, I highly recommend!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but it's likely you will receive the June box. From KiwiCo:
Crates are assigned each month based on availability and your crate history - not all subscribers receive the same theme each month.
Coupon – Save 40% off your first month! No coupon required, just use this link!
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