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Play Time with Kiwi Crate

You know those days when you're stuck inside because it's raining or because someone's sick or because it's freezing cold outside (those days are coming…) and you've already watched Paw Patrol three times and mama's going a little bit crazy?

Yeah, me too.

We had one of those afternoons a couple weeks ago, but thankfully, Kiwi Crate came to the rescue. This award-winning, monthly subscription service provides all the hands-on materials to inspire creative, educational fun. With themes like Music, Color, Robots and Safari, the crates deliver everything needed for a unique activity that won't have your child screaming for Dora (hurrah!)

And by the way, when they say everything is included, they mean it. I love the fact that I don't have to go running around looking for scissors and tape that I've quite possibly misplaced… (um, is that just me?) and the girls absolutely loved checking out the contents inside and were so curious about what they'd be making.

Each Kiwi Crate comes with 2-3 hands-on projects, in addition to a magazine with more activities around that month's theme. Ours was "Fun with Flight," so the girls made kites and rockets. A lot of fun! The instructions are easy to follow and it definitely felt like a collaborative effort, not a "Here Mommy, make this for me" project. Millie was obviously a bit more engaged as she's the older of the two, but Vivian had fun, too.

I just love that Kiwi Crate is an option for my kids when I don't want to turn on the TV and yet I'm not feeling motivated to get them involved in a project of my creation, or scouring the internet for games and art ideas (mama truth). While the monthly subscription is something fun to look forward to (we all know kids love getting mail!), I also like that you can buy a single box every once in a while, too.

This video of Vivian running with her completed kite on top of our apartment building just cracks me up.

       And the fun's not over yet! I've got an exclusive promo code so you can try out Kiwi Crate with your kids. Use BABYMC25 at checkout (Kiwi Crate ships to Canada as well!) and you'll receive 25% off your first month's subscription. New subscribers also receive free shipping plus a bonus welcome kit.

Here's to embracing creativity and saving your sanity at the same time, my friends!

Disclaimer: While I was sent a Kiwi Crate for the purposes of this review, all opinions expressed herein are my own.

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