In January of 2013 I made a transition from working mom, as a 9-5 clinical Social Worker, to Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) to a 2 year old toddler. Quite a change for both of us! In my efforts to make this process fun and memorable for both my daughter and myself, I scoured websites, Pinterest and magazines to find activities that I could do with my very active and curious toddler. Grace had very much loved craft time at day care and my goal was to provide her with those same brain-stimulating experiences within our own home. The month before my change to SAHM I was on the hunt for craft ideas that were easy, budget friendly and fun.
I have to admit, I was frustrated at first. Most everything I found was either way to hard for her, was crazy expensive or would have required a Masters Degree stratight from Martha Stewart herself. The crafts and science experiments would have involved multiple trips to craft stores during the week. Given that I have my two year old at home as well as my 17 month old nephew, the idea of running to a craft store on a continuous basis was not appealing. Wasn’t there anything out there that was fun, cheap and could come to me? That was when found it…Kiwi Crate. And seriously, I though the heavens opened when I stumbled across this amazing company.
Kiwi Crate is a company all about kids and families and encouraging that family time. For only $20 a month (including the cost of shipping) a green earth-friendly “crate” arrives at your door once a month addressed to your child. Inside are two activities that are either artsy or science related and sometimes both. The crate is tailored to your child’s gender and age/cognitive level. My daughter squeals with delight each month that her crate arrives and she can’t wait to tear away from the screens in order to dig through her crate and get going on the activities. She yells with excitement “it’s the green box just for ME!”
I wanted to review this company to get the word out further so that more kids and families can experience the excitement and fun that is Kiwi Crate. If you are interested in this company and serious about possibly purchasing either a one-time crate or a monthly crate subscription for your young one, follow this referral link and you will receive $10 off anything you purchase within the first month: http://www.kiwicrate.com/Refer?i=BeckyC. If you follow that link, your child’s first crate would only be $10 for that month, including shipping. Amazing! At $10 it sure doesn’t hurt to try! To learn more about the company go straight to their site at http://www.kiwicrate.com/
I pray that this review gets more kids and families crafting together. More face to face time means healthier and happier families. Please feel free to comment and let me know how your crafting endeavors are going!