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Every Monday, my children have a half day at school.

Every. Single. Monday.

Don’t get me wrong, I love having my kids at home. But it is a rough way to start a week. On Monday, I like to get the house back in order, stock the fridge, and get ready for the week ahead. But what really ends up happening is that as soon as I get one thing done, the bus is pulling up at the bus stop. Now that the weather is making it difficult to play outside, we need some activities to kill some time on Monday afternoons.

I really want to be one of those moms that sits around the table and crafts with their kids. Yes, we do cook and bake together quite a bit. But when it comes time to craft, I have to admit that I easily lose my motivation. It takes a lot of energy to figure out what we are going to do, drag out the materials, and get it set up. Enter Kiwi Crate.

kiwi crateWhat is Kiwi Crate? Well, it is a little package of awesome. It is a subscription service that sends you a themed box with activities inside. Everything is in the box that you need for the activity or craft. All you do is open the box and get started. Seriously, I love this product. We were off of school on Monday for MLK Day, and it was about 14 degrees out. We were stuck inside and it was a perfect day to try out our first box. This month’s theme is Antarctic Adventure.

kiwi crateThe first activity is penguin bowling. The kids got to dress their penguins in winter gear and decorate them.

kiwi crateHow cute are they? The penguins have little rockers for feet.

kiwi crateAfter they were all done getting the penguins dressed, I made them pose for a picture. Notice how William is pulling on Ava’s ear? Nice Will. See why we need activities to keep us busy?

kiwi crateAfter we finished making the penguins, we set them up and used the ball that was included to bowl. The crate even came with scorecards. The kids loved making and playing with the penguins. I loved that everything was ready to go and done for me. We all loved spending the afternoon together. Next Monday, we will do the second activity that came in the box and the extension activities.

Another perk? You can give Kiwi Crate as a gift. A really fun and thoughtful (for the parent and child) gift for birthdays or holidays.

Find out more about Kiwi Crate on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for Kiwi Crate using the links in this post and get $10 off!

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**Kiwi Crate sent me a crate to try out with my children. All opinions are my own.**

 

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11 Responses to Kiwi Crate

  1. I actually just discovered Kiwi Crate myself and can’t wait to use it when Liam is old enough. What a fun and creative way to entertain the kids!

  2. Kristan says:

    Thank you for the referral! I just signed up and can’t wait to get our first crate :) My daughter will be so excited (and so will I)!

  3. Denise says:

    What a great idea! When I nannied, I was always looking for fun crafty projects (I am not so crafty – only can draw stick figures), and this would have been perfect. I know what I am going to be giving my god-daughter and niece this year for gifts!! Thanks!

  4. Kristen says:

    What an adorable idea, Bree. I can’t wait to check out this company. I’m artistically challenged and I think my kids suffer because of that!

    • bakedbree says:

      I love these crates. I love that I open the box and everything we need is there. I don’t have to hunt down a black marker or some other random craft item.

  5. Aww that’s a really cute idea. :)

  6. Meaghan says:

    This looks like such a good idea! My son is probably about a year too young for this, but I’ve bookmarked it to try it when he does get old enough.

    -m

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