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KiwiCo Atlas Crate Review + Coupon – England

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.

FYI! This box is featured in our Returning to Learning back-to-school guide. Take a look at our subscription recommendations to see how they can help make your life easier during this unique school year.

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: Get 50% 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 November 2020 “England” Review

 

This month we are traveling to England and this airmail envelope is full of information for us. 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. I actually lived in England when I was 15 until I was 17, so I was excited to share a little bit about where I lived with my kiddos this month!

 

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 information. We learned about Shakespeare and some of the things we tend to think of as being specific to England like the iconic telephone booths!

 

They love learning about these new places and the information is usually pretty engaging!

 

They always include some “do” pages and this month we have some recipes for tea sandwiches and instructions on how to make our own wax seal!

Activity #1: Coat of Arms

 

The first activity in this box was to make our own family Coat of Arms. They provided everything we needed for this activity!

 

They provided this felt sheet which had adhesive on the back and this nice blue piece of fabric for us.

 

They also provided markers and these fun fabric stickers.

 

The first step was to choose two stickers and put them on the felt piece. Then we stuck the whole thing to the blue page and began adding some designs. They gave some ideas for us and told us what different colors might stand for.

 

When we had decided on a family motto (Defend Adventures) using some suggestions they had given us, it was time to hang it. I slid the paper straw into the hole at the top of the blue fabric and then threaded the string through and tied it.

We have some ice cream and a soccer ball, a unicorn and a dove. Not sure what it all means, but they are happy with how it turned out!

Activity #2: Big Ben

 

The next activity was to build our own miniature version of the clock tower, Big Ben.

 

We got started by placing the tall wooden pieces into the notches on one of the foam squares.

 

Then we added some adhesive foam strips to the edges of this piece and stuck the other foam square over top of it. Then that piece fits into the top of the tall wooden pieces.

 

Next, we opened the windows for the top of the tower pieces and then creased them, folded them, and stuck them to the top of the tower using more adhesive foam pieces.

 

The last step was to set the time on our clock and then use the white adhesive piece to stick it into the hole of our wooden piece.

 

A few more adhesive strips and that piece was stuck to the front of our tower and our clock was all ready!

 

It looks nice on our mantel and I love that it’s an actual working clock!

Verdict: The kids and I enjoyed exploring some of the familiar aspects of England through this month’s Atlas Crate box and they were pretty happy with their creation! The Coat of Arms was a fun project and I liked that they discussed giving it some meaning and coming up with a motto. It gave our design a better sense of direction while still allowing the kids to be creative! Plus we had extra stickers and some new markers to add to our art supplies. The clock tower was also really cool and very simple to make, too! Overall, it was educational, fun, and well organized which is great all around!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From KiwiCo

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

COUPON: Get 50% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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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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