Koala crate is a monthly subscription box from Kiwi Crate geared towards preschoolers or kids ages 3-4. It provides 2-3 engaging and hands on learning activities that allow your little ones to be creative while playing and learning at the same time.
19.95/monthly + free shipping.
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What is included
Fun 2 to 3 crafts activities featuring around a particular theme for that month.
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As always the box is impeccably packaged neatly into small bundles as per each activity inside. This month’s theme is about friendships and feelings. Such a neat topic to familiarize your 3-4 year olds to as they learn to communicate better!
Funny Face Puppet
First activity we chose to do from the box. You had to make silly faces out of the provided velcro shapes. This was fun for my daughter as she practiced making different “feelings” on the puppet’s face. It was a good introduction to various feelings that we experience — she made the faces herself as I asked her to show me how she feels when she is sad, happy, excited, or angry. So essentially, it was a fun little activity. It did not require a lot of hands-on work, and the crafts will certainly not last for days, but good for 1-2 times.
Having fun displaying emotions and feelings on her puppet’s face.
This was a very creative task and my daughter enjoyed it the most. We had to first paint the little beads and then string them on the provided elastic. Everything was included in the box except paper towel or a mat to contain the mess from the painting. My daughter loves hands-on activities so this was right up her alley and she had tons of fun making her very own friendship bracelets. Just need to be careful if your child is under 3 and into putting things in mouth, the beads can pose a choking hazard.
Painting the beads with the water brush that came inside the box. We have a couple of these water brushes in the house and I always prefer these for kids 3 and under as they don’t have to use water separately while painting, so it is a little less messier!
Left it to dry for a little while.
Our final product looked like this! Super cute and made for a very proud 3 year old of her little creation. You do get enough beads and elastic to make 2 bracelets out of this. So one for yourself and one for a friend. Again, highlighting the theme of this month!
Another cute little activity with a board and a dry erase marker. Just something for your child to play around with drawing different emotions.
We enjoyed this month’s Koala crate box. Although the activities were relatively simpler, their purpose was to teach about important concepts such as understanding various emotions and feelings. However, it was still very age appropriate and I have to give Koala Crate points for curating activities around important subjects like these. So while we always have fun learning STEM concepts, these are equally important too! I would highly recommend Koala crate for utilizing an afternoon in a quality and fun way with your kids.
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