Kiwi CrateOne of my favorite gift ideas this year is from Kiwi Crate, a product from Highlights. Too often my kids get toys that they play with for a short period of time, but then set aside never to touch them again. Their excitement for a toy vanishes. And sometimes my kids get “educational” toys or crafts that they just aren’t that interested in. But Koala Crate is a different story – each month Koala Crate sends a new box (crate) filled with fun activities and crafts for the kids.

Koala offers four options to choose from: Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate, and Doodle Crate.

Koala Crate is designed for ages 3-4, although my 2.5 year old enjoyed playing with the crate as well. The Koala Crate includes items to help the child create and learn; such as paints, blocks, coloring books, and games.

Kiwi Crate provides children ages 4-8 with creative ways to learn and to create, including ideas for exploring and experimenting. Our windows are filled with a stained glass project that my daughter enjoyed creating.

Tinker Crate engages children ages 9-14 in activities that cover technology, science, and engineering. Of course, all the activities are fun and creative. My son pieced together a catapult that was included in a crate that he now uses during battles with his Star Wars action figures.

The Doodle Crate is a more advanced creative kit for kids ages 9-16. Painting techniques and candle making are just two of the activities included in the crates.

As a homeschooling parent, I welcome the idea of receiving a new box of ideas every month. But even if I wasn’t a homeschool dad, I would still love the Koala Crate’s products since it challenges kids with fun ways to learn and unlocks new creative spirits.

There are several payment options for these products, all with free shipping.

One Month – $19.95 a month

3 Months – $19.95 a month

6 Months – $18.50 a month

12 Months – $16.95 a month

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