We’ve been using the Kiwi Crate for 6 months for our homeschool STEM education.
Kiwi Co is a monthly membership where you receive a box in the mail. They offer multiple choices for what crate you can get:
- Tadpole: ages 0-2
- Koala: ages 3-4
- Kiwi: ages 5-8
- Atlas Crate: 6-11
- Doodle: 14+
- Tinker: 9-16
- Eureka: 14-104
We’ve been using the Kiwi crate.
So far we have enjoyed the Solar System, Disk Launcher, Arcade, Secret Agent, Rainbow Optics, and Kaleidoscope Puzzles.
In terms of quality, these are projects for kids to get used to art, design and engineering. Do we keep all of them? Mostly, but I do wonder about the clutter. That’s the same with any engaged education, whether it be crafts or science projects.
Hands on education = left over projects
I’m personally a super busy mom who loves looking up books but not so much projects and materials. Kiwi co is great because the kids are always excited for the box to arrive in the mail for some fun schooling. I like that these boxes cover multiple subjects in one go, definitely a homeschooling win. It can be parent intensive, but once your kid is older and can read they can often do a lot of it by themselves.
We’ve had success with every box in terms of the kids getting excited and involved in their homeschooling.
Some of the materials have been higher quality than others. Some are more engineering based, others more science focused. They all have a dash of art in their too.
The kids and I enjoy the little comics as an introduction to the topic we’re learning about.
I’ve heard others really enjoy the Atlas for geography or the Tinker crates. We have kids that love art so I’m curious to try other crates.
All in all, I really enjoy this subscription box service and would recommend it.
Have you tried Kiwi Co?