$20 Made Me “The Best Mom EVER”

A simple $20 investment each month has named me, and I’m quoting here, “the Best Mom EVER.”

You heard it here first folks: I am officially the best Mom EVER. I hope I get some sort of trophy or certificate or something. Now, the best mom ever title may already be claimed, but you could absolutely be named the SECOND best mom ever… and that’s still pretty good, right? How, you may ask, can this oh so coveted title be yours? Enter the amazing folks over at Kiwi Crate.

Kiwi CrateKiwi Crate is a subsccription box company with four different offerings: Koala Crate, which is designed for the preschool crowd, Doodle Crate, which is designed for girls over the age of 8, Tinker Crate, which is science and engineering projects ideally designed for kids 8 and up, and their main box Kiwi Crate, which is designed for kids in the 4-8 range. (Aidan’s Grandma has recently and generously subscribed him to the Tinker Crate, so we’ll review that service another time.) Inside the box is a magazine for the kids, and the supplies and instructions for not one but two projects that fit whatever the theme of that months box is. Within the magazine and some of the added materials are instructions for additional projects you could complete as well, often with supplies you likely have in your home already. They even included a page of pieces to cut out and use to make the box itself into a play stove! When all is said and done you could easily get a weeks worth of activities out of this one box if you did everything they included.

Our first box was a baking theme. Because it was our first box ever, our kit came with two extra items: a chart where Aidan can proudly display sticker badges he receives for each box he completes, and a bright green pair of children’s safety scissors, so that we always have a pair handy for future projects. Normally we would spread out all the fun things in his kiwi crate over the course of a week or two, but for the purpose of this review we headed out to the front porch to enjoy some unseasonally gorgeous Oregon weather and to demonstrate just how amazing this service really is. I could talk about our crate all day, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking instead.

(If you decide to sign up for Kiwi Crate to try it yourself, you click any of the photos in this blog and use the code KC25 on check out to get 25% your very first month! Best of all, you can cancel anytime, no obligation to go past the 1st month or to be “on contract” for any length of time, so it’s no risk to give it a try. The code works on Kiwi Crates other boxes, like Tinker Crate, as well!)




























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  1. Rona says

    I’ll have to file this one away to bring out when our future granddaughter is old enough. Would be a really fun thing to do with grandma ;)

    • says

      Totally do! My mama is graciously sending Aidan the Tinkercrate each month and we will skype/facetime her to show off what he’s learning each month. SUCH a great gift!

  2. says

    I have been hearing about this service, but this is by far the best review I have seen! He is so excited and that project is absolutely adorable. I will definitely have to look into the boxes for the older kiddos – the Doodle & Tinker boxes look really neat!

    • says

      I’m so glad you found this post helpful! If you click the banner at the bottom of the post, you can see all their box offerings – and don’t forget to use the discount code for 25% off your first month (the code works for all the services, not just kiwi crate!)

      When Aidan gets his first Tinker Crate I’ll make sure to photograph and review that one as well.

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, I loved the excitement on your son’s face! This looks like so much fun to do, I can just imagine letting my brothers and sisters go wild with this…they’d have such a great time!
    It got me all excited thinking about my little boy and how later on he might enjoy this too, I’ll have to look into getting something like this or similar for him…after all I want to be the best mom ever as well!