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.

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Cost

19.95/monthly + free shipping.

Coupon: 40% off your first-month subscription MAYSAVE40

What is included

Fun 2 to 3 crafts activities featuring around a particular theme for that month.

April’s Koala Crate box theme was about bugs! Totally apt for the fun spring-related activities.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

As always you get 3 separate activities in each box. Everything is included in the box, so you usually do not need anything from your end.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

We love the Imagine magazine that you get in the box. The pictures are colorful and it is so much easier and fun to read. My daughter looks forward to this little magazine every month as it’s almost like reading a story.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Along with a short story, there are always additional activities in the magazine that teach educational concepts in a fun way. Such as the seek & find activity below.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Bug Dress Up

The star craft of this month’s Koala Crate box was the bug dress up! We started off with this one as my daughter was way too eager to make her own very wings and dress herself up as a bug. The instruction booklet is always very detailed and clearly explains each step, making it very easy to follow through.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Everything that was needed to make your own bug dress.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

This activity was perfect for a 3 year old as she could easily do it herself without much help from me. She loved decorating the wings with the provided felt cutouts.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Hard at work, already wearing the headband with antennas that we made using the pipecleaner.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

My little bugsy bug! She was so excited about her creation and loved playing with it!

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

She was nice enough to share her bug dress up with the little sister (17 month old) for a bit as well, who equally loved it! Love Koala Crate for creating crafts that are 100% doable for little hands as well as safe and fun for them.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Ladybug Pouch

Next activity we hopped on to was making our little ladybug pouch. This was a relatively quicker one.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

All the pieces that were required to make the pouch can be seen below.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

My daughter enjoyed decorating the ladybug, however I had to thread the string in the loops as it was a bit difficult for her. But overall it was a much simpler and quicker activity.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Playing around with the bug eye viewer. I liked the inclusion of this as you can teach your child about lens and insect eyes.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Bug Matching Game

This was a fun matching activity that can be used as a matching game or a memory game. There were 10 different bugs on the cards, so in addition, your child also learns about the different kind of bug names.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

We had so much fun doing the matching and then later playing the memory game with these cards.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

I have to say the quality of these cards is top notch and these will surely last a long time! Absolutely perfect for teaching toddlers and preschoolers.

Koala Crate April 2017 Bugs Review

Verdict


Koala Crate never fails to dissappoint us! The activities this month were colorful and hands-on as always! Also, the STEM concepts are always embedded in these activities so the little ones not only have fun, but they also learn so much more. While these activities probably won’t last a whole month, they are great for an afternoon or screen-free play time. We can’t wait for what’s in store next month! 🙂

Have you tried Koala Crate for your toddler/preschooler yet? Share your comments below. 🙂

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