Koala, Kiwi, Doodle, and Tinker Crate Reviews

There’s a lot of pressure being the World’s Best Parent (or uncle in my case).

Now that my niece (1) and nephew (3) live nearby, I don’t want my play time with them always being mindless activities just meant to take up time. While they’re growing up so fast, I want to be a catalyst for their learning and development.

As a parent, I’m sure you relate and probably feel that pressure more than I do.

So it was good timing when I discovered a company called KiwiCo.

Here’s what their website says.

KiwiCo was created to celebrate kids’ natural creativity and curiosity, while helping parents who want to bring enriching experiences to their children.

They do this by sending you a “crate” every month with a STEAM-inspired (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project. They currently have seven lines:

  • Tadpole Crate (Ages 0-2)
  • Koala Crate (Ages 3-4)
  • Kiwi Crate (Ages 5-8)
  • Atlas (Ages 6-11)
  • Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16+)
  • Doodle Crate (Ages 9-16+)
  • Eureka (Ages 14-104)

You pick the line that best fits your kid, and they promise to deliver hands-on fun and learning every month.

I was intrigued by the idea of a self-contained, educational activity-in-a-box, but I had some questions.

  • How interesting would the activity be to my nephew?
  • Would it really be educational?
  • Is it worth the money (a monthly subscription)?

To answer those questions, I admittedly went a little buck wild.