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KiwiCo Atlas Crate Review + Coupon – Argentina

Atlas Crate is a subscription box for kids from parent company KiwiCo. This box is designed to spark the curiosity and sense of adventure in children ages 6-11 and help them become citizens of the world. Each month Atlas Crate will deliver materials and instructions to provide hands-on experiences to help kids develop their sense of cultural awareness.

KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: 

There really is something for every age with this company!

This review is of the $19.95/month Atlas Crate box, for 6-11-year-olds.

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 Atlas Crate

The Subscription Box: Atlas Crate

The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Save 40% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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 about the world.

Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $3.95 per month, and worldwide from $4.95-$6.95

Atlas Crate July 2020 “Argentina” Review

 

This month we are traveling to Argentina and we received this airmail envelope full of information. On the bottom of the envelope, there is a list of what is included in our crate and a fun Atlas Quest to complete using our newfound knowledge after exploring this month’s country.

 

In our first box, which was based on the world, we received an Adventure Book that contained cards for each of the continents and we are able to add to it each month as we receive cards for each of the new countries. They also provide a sticker for us to add to it as well which is a fun way to track our travels! Everything in this box is incredibly organized and nicely packaged making it easy to locate it all.

 

The cards for our adventure book are bright, vibrant, and full of tons of information about Argentina. We learned about the penguins in Patagonia and some sites in Buenos Aires along with some other fun facts.

 

They always include some “do” pages and this month we have a recipe for chimichurri and instructions to make our own cave art similar to La Cueva de las Manos. 

Activity #1: Boleadoras

 

The first activity in our box was to make a Boleadoras, which is a throwing tool of Argentinian cowboys that they would use to entangle the legs of running animals. They’ve adapted this into a sort of game or practice throwing set fo us!

 

First, we had to prepare the actual bolas (balls) by tying a cord around each one after threading it through the hole. Then I tied all three strings together.

 

Then it was time to make the clamp. My son stacked the two foam squares on top of each other and lined up the squares in the center of the wooden piece.

 

Then we added a bolt and two wings before adding a second bolt and the bottom base and securing it with a third wing.

 

I secured the clamp to our table and then my son added some foam squares to the holes on the square dowel stick.

 

Then he added the smaller sticks to the holes and we placed the entire target into the clamp.

 

Then it was time to test it out! We grabbed our Boleadoras and threw them at the target. If you hit the target you got a point and for each cord that wrapped around the target more than once, you got a bonus point. We had some fun practicing! They also provided some different ideas on ways to throw that we could test out.

Activity #2: Moving Tango Scene

 

Since Argentina is known for its Tango, it’s only right that we make our own dance scene! I was really impressed with how well planned out the instructions and pieces were.

 

First, it was a matter of adding beads and brads to connect these arm pieces. The circles that were supposed to connect were all highlighted in the same color making it very simple for my daughter to follow the directions.

 

Once the pieces were all joined together, she added this magnet piece with another brad.

 

Then it was time to assemble the dance floor. She first added these two gears using a little plastic sleeve and brads making sure to line up the lines.

 

She added some foam circles to the holes in the gears and slid the small wooden sticks into them. Then she added the arm piece she had assembled over the top.

 

She added some stacked foam squares to the underside of the board piece and the dancefloor piece.

 

Then she put all of the pieces together and added some clear rubber rings over the top to secure them all.

 

All that was left to do was to add our dancers. We slipped a brad into the center, removed the paper on the adhesive, and they were ready!

 

We set the dancers on top of the magnet hidden beneath the dance floor and then turned the gears to get them moving.

My daughter loved this! This was such a simple and fun way for them to do the tango.  My daughter also made the connection to a magnetic snow scene that her grandma has and now we have plans to decorate our dance floor for winter and make our own little snowmen to glide across it.

Verdict: We had a great time learning about Argentina in this month’s Atlas Crate box and my kids enjoyed the activities. There was a ton of great factual information in this box and we are excited to try the chimichurri and also make our own cave art. Everything was well organized and I love how thorough and well thought out the instructions are. This is a great box if you have two kids because you can put each child in charge of one project and then enjoy the final results together! We had a lot of fun practicing our Boleadoras throws and getting out dancers to tango!

To Wrap Up:

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Crates are assigned each month based on availability and your crate history – not all subscribers receive the same theme each month.

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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