Kiwi Crate is a kids’ craft and activity subscription that comes with everything you need to complete a great project or two, usually a pair of crafts that can be used as toys or playtime props. The box is geared for ages 5-8, and the projects are always age-appropriate, though some require more parental assistance than others.
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This month’s theme is MAGNETIC MOTION! Kiwi Crate includes all necessary supplies for the featured activities, plus explore! magazine.
An issue of explore magazine is included in every Crate. It is full of fun content that brings the project to life. explore! has read, draw, learn, explore, eat, and make designated activities. There is really a lot to look at and read – a comic, puzzles, and games – and it really extends your young one’s engagement with the Crate. Each expands on the theme of the box, whether through factoids, drawing activities, or recipes, but the variation is helpful for engaging different learning styles and interests.
There is always a comic featuring Steve the Kiwi and his pals.
They also include lots of historical and scientific information relating to the current theme.
The kids are really interested in learning the science of magnets!
There’s an activity called Magnetic Hunt, and you’ll need a pencil and the magnet wand from the crate (no pic, but we did this and had a blast running around the house testing all. the. things!).
We made a fun little guy out of our magnet (we used paperclips instead of pipe cleaners!)..
They immediately finished the on-page activities as well!
All the items inside the box!
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The second booklet that comes in every crate is the actual instruction booklet for the crafts, and it often includes additional activities beyond the extension projects included in explore!
Every Kiwi Crate comes with a unique Steve sticker (like your merit badge for completing the box). The first box of an annual subscription includes a poster for displaying your earned stickers.
There’s also a list of all the supplies they provided for the crafts.
First, we’ll do a magnetic theater! They provided detailed illustrations and instructions on how to do it. The booklet also asks some questions to test if everything is set up properly.
Here’s everything we need to make the theater.
First, the kids assembled the floating device vehicles. This will work with the help of strings. The magnetic wand also plays an important role for this craft to work out.
The strong magnet attracts the vehicle and that what makes it look like floating!
The second activity is the Magnetic Mover.
For this craft, the kids will need a paper stick, foam donut, a green chip, sticky foam rectangles, crayons, clips, and the character cards. Also, the magnetic wand will be used in this activity along with the maze board.
By placing the magnetic wand at the bottom of the board, the magnet attracts the characters on top and makes it move!
It also introduces us to a physics lesson! The magnetic pull works from a distance, like on this activity where the chip is pulled even though it’s not touching the magnet.
They placed the maze on top of the board and made the character move all around it!
The next activity, which is making your own maze, actually has 2 parts. First is making a circular maze.
Trace around the rings and put some walls on it, however you want your maze to look like.
The second maze is a grid one.
Make some fake paths using your crayons. After making the maze, they tried to put it on the board and have their characters move around them.
Every Crate includes extension activities, and for this crate, they included magnetic train experiment.
Kiwi Crate introduces the kids to variou sscientific concepts and principles and mixes it with fun arts and crafts. Most of the fun activities are great for family bonding, they even included recipes and related literature that we can look into. I can say that this crate appeals to all ages, even adults will find it a fun activity! It’s the perfect box for fun and learning! Like this box’s theme, we are pulled into doing all the activities which gave us a great time!
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