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Koala Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018

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Koala Crate September 2018- Box Review Closed Top

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

KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: Cricket Crate is for 0-36 months, Koala Crate for ages 3-4, Kiwi Crate for ages 5-8, Atlas Crate for ages 6-11, and Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate are for ages 9-16 and up.

This review is of the $19.95 a month Koala Crate, for Pre-K kids ages 3-4.

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

Koala Crate September 2018- Box Review Opened Top

About Koala Crate

The Subscription Box: Koala Crate

The Cost: $19.95 a month + free shipping

COUPON: Get 40% off your first month! no coupon required, just use this link

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

Ships to: US

Koala Crate Nature Explorer September 2018 Review

Koala Crate September 2018- Nature Box Opned with items Front

My family was excited to review this month’s Koala Crate! Kiwi Co’s teaching methodology perfectly aligns with how my kids learn today. My son is in early pre-school and goes to a school that is focused on hands-on and project-based learning. My 2nd-grade daughter attends a school with a STEAM curriculum and was happy to assist her little brother with some of the more challenging tasks in the projects.

Koala Crate September 2018- Instructions Booklet Front

This month’s theme is “Nature Explorer”. It’s the beginning of Fall and a great time to take advantage of the mild weather and get the kids outdoors for a little fun!

Koala Crate September 2018- Instructions Booklet Inside

Koala Crate includes a parent’s guide with step by step instructions on how to complete each project. I recommend looking at the instructions and gathering all the materials for the project before engaging the kids. My preschooler lacks any amount of patience, so I wanted to be prepared to get the project started right away!

The crate includes three fun and engaging projects for outdoor fun: a scavenger hunt box, discovery tools, and nature notes.

Koala Crate September 2018- Instructions Booklet Back

The crate includes everything needed for all 3 projects.

Koala Crate September 2018- Scavenger Hunt Box with Items Top

Here are the materials for the scavenger hunt box. It comes with multiple scavenger hunt cards that the kids can use for a fun hunt in your backyard or at a nearby park.

Koala Crate September 2018- Discovery Tools Items Top

Here are the materials to create the discovery tools which includes a cute measuring tape and a magnifying glass the kids can use to explore.

Koala Crate September 2018- Nature Notes items Top

Here are the materials for the nature notes which allows a place for the kids to doodle their adventures. It also includes additional nature activities.

Let’s get started with the Scavenger Hunt Box!

Koala Crate September 2018- Scavenger Hunt Box with Items Side

The first steps were to construct the scavenger box and choose a scavenger hunt card.

Koala Crate September 2018- Scavenger Hunt Box with Items Side Closeup

Next, we created a handle for the box and an installed the velcro sticky dots to the box flap to keep the box closed.

Koala Crate September 2018- Scavenger Hunt Box Decoration

And finally, we decorated the box. The kids had the most fun at this step!

Koala Crate September 2018- Nature Box Closed Front

Koala Crate September 2018- Nature Box Opned without items Front

With the box now complete, it’s time for the scavenger hunt!

Kids finding Nature Items for Scavenger Hunt Box

My kids had the blast running around the backyard trying to find all the items for the scavenger hunt.

Kids finding Nature Items for Scavenger Hunt Box 2

I sat back and watched them roam, laugh and get excited when they found the perfect item.

Kids finding Nature Items for Scavenger Hunt Box 3

Because it’s Fall, we swapped out flowers for acorns and there were no 3-leaf clovers in sight. This activity made for a fun afternoon!

Let’s create our Discovery Tools!

Koala Crate September 2018- Discovery Tools Opened

First, we gathered all the materials for the frog box and constructed the box.

Koala Crate September 2018- Discovery Tools Installation

Next, we spun the measuring tap using the clothespin secured inside the frog box.

Koala Crate September 2018- Discovery Tools Prepared

And, finally, we added the frog eyes to the box. My daughter had a fun time measuring the items they found during the scavenger hunt and random items around the house. My son was more interested in spinning and unraveling the frog’s tongue!

And finally, the Nature Notes!

Koala Crate September 2018-Nature Notes Book Side

This activity didn’t require any construction, so we jumped right into it by doing a nature rubbing. Three rubbing plates were included in the crate. My daughter placed a rubbing plate under a page in the nature notebook while my son helped color the page.

Koala Crate September 2018-Nature Notes Book Top

Koala Crate September 2018-Nature Notes Book with Discovery Tools

They repeated this activity a few times using different rubbing plates and picking different colors. I even gave it a try!

Koala Crate September 2018- Imagine Magazine Top

Koala Crate also sends a mini-magazine every month that goes along with the theme of the box.

Koala Crate September 2018- Imagine Magazine Inside

Koala Crate September 2018- Imagine Magazine Back

It includes a story, additional fun activities and even a DIY project using items that are not included in the crate:

Koala Crate September 2018- Imagine Magazine Kids Reading

My son enjoyed the story the most while my daughter was excited to complete the fun activities in the book.

Verdict: This Koala Crate by KiwiCo was a lot of fun! We loved the “Nature Explorer” theme of the box and that it encourages outdoor play time. The materials in the crate were high quality and sturdy – necessary for rough preschoolers. The project instructions were clear, age-appropriate and easy to follow. Best of all, my kids loved completing the projects, especially the scavenger hunt. And, since there were multiple scavenger hunt cards included, they can continue having fun with the box and discovery tools even after the projects are complete. Plus, at $19.95, I am getting activities that are already planned for me and a monthly magazine with extra activities and DIY projects!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, sign up now for the October box.

Coupon – Save 40% off your first month! No coupon required, just use this link.

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Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

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