I had heard great things about Kiwi Crate, so when they offered us a chance to review their product I jumped at the chance! My kids normally have to share craft kits, so they were thrilled when Kiwi Crate sent us one of their double crates (with enough materials for two kids) plus a single, so that they could each complete all of the activities!
They really enjoyed putting together all of the activities, and I was impressed with the quality and thought that was put into designing these materials. I also loved the way this scavenger hunt inspiring collection box got my kids exploring the yard – even on a hot, muggy day!
They had a wonderful time collecting specimens from around our yard – it was easy (and, I think would be easy even with a small yard) for them to find each of the nature objects.
Then they enjoyed bringing their specimen boxes inside and comparing what they had each found!
My kids also enjoyed the DIY lantern that comes with the kit – and the star hole punch was especially a hit with three-year-old Lily! I should note that, while my kids were able to put the kits together mostly on their own, even seven-year-old Emma needed help with some of the steps – so I recommend these as a fun parent-child activity, not as a keep the kids busy so you can get stuff done activity.
I loved that it was easy for the kids to use, and effective. I’ve bought some hole punches that don’t really punch through paper; this one did. And what’s not to love about a lantern that gets you thinking about constellations (the kit comes with a booklet explaining constellations) and doubles as a night light!
The kit also come with a very cute deck of cards. I think we’ll be exploring card games on our next rainy day!
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Kiwi Crate sent us their Nature Explorer kit to review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.