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We just got a Science and Technology subscription box for the kids to try out!
Who doesn’t love a subscription box?
The excitement of waiting for the delivery, the feeling of anticipation when opening the box and the element of surprise that comes with the reveal of the contents! There are literally thousands of subscription boxes on the market and there is one to suit everyone.
This month we were the lucky recipients of a KiwiCo crate. These crates are filled with supplies to complete a super cool project, to teach kids about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) in a fun and hands-on way.
There are six types of crates, each designed to suit a different age group, from 0 to 16+. The projects for the younger age groups use play-based activities to help build the foundation skills for learning. The projects for the middle age groups extend on these skills and encourage learners to innovate, discover and experiment.
Each project has been carefully thought out, designed and created in California and then rigorously tested by kids before they are sent out across the globe. Check it out!
Altas Crate – Ages 6-11 – Coming Soon!
We were sent two “Tinker Crates” (for ages 9+), which are focused on science and engineering. Absolutely perfect for our two boys, aged 9 and 11. The crates had all the supplies we needed to complete two projects – a hydraulic claw and a walking robot. When we opened the crates, we found all the bits and pieces we needed to put together the project, along with very clear, illustrated instructions (they are written for the kids completing the project, so parents shouldn’t have too much trouble following along!).
We had an absolute ball completing the projects and watching them work. We could also jump online to watch video tutorials full of tips and tricks to complete each project. This was really helpful for one of my sons who is a very visual learner.
After playing with the claw and robot for a while, we read the enclosed magazine (the one is our boxes were called ‘Tinker Zine’) to learn even more about the crates’ themes. What’s great is that the magazines contain more experiments and activities, which meant that our learning could continue long after we completed the projects.
KiwiCo created their crates to inspire kids to become creators and engineers. Its mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundations to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers.
So, if you want fun, educational activities that you can do with your kids, conveniently delivered to your door each month, look no further than KiwiCo.
Our friends at KiwiCo are offering Stay at Home Mum readers 30% off the first month of any of the crates with the promo code SHARE30