This was our first crate and we are loving this activity!! My 7 year old daughter was able to problem solve most of the activity herself with only needing grown-up hands for some of the bolts.
December 3, 2016
First Kiwi Crate
Review by Stella
This was my son's first crate and he loved it. Still plays with the claw. It was a great experience building something with him.
April 10, 2016
A thoughtful and creative product.
Review by Laura V.
I loved the claw! I would never have thought to do something like this with my kids. It was complex but broken down in a way that my 6 and 3 year old could follow. The online video was also helpful. The kids were engaged and motivated to persevere because they were intrigued and excited about the ways they could use it. It also helped promote a growth mindset by having this kind of delayed gratification. My daughter, who usually gets frustrated easily, would occasionally place a piece wrong but would actually examine what she'd already done, look at the printed directions and then replay the video and figure it out on her own! As a teacher and parent, I loved it. The magazine is always a great set-up for the activity and fun in of itself. Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful and creative product.
March 4, 2016
Review by Todd U.
I was blown away by the Arcade crate, everyone really really liked it. For the first time, I took a photo of the completed project to show other people. I like that it was more advanced. My kids are growing up and they love kiwi crate... so I'm glad the Kiwi crates seem to be growing up along with us.
February 11, 2016
We loved the end result.
Review by Melanie T.
i loved the easy-to-follow instructions and all of the accompaning materials that put alot of great context around the craft. I also appreciated the length of time needed to get it done - not too long, not too short. She played with it for hours afterwards and was so proud to show it off to everyone who came theough the house over the weekend. Overall, I was very impressed with our first kiwi crate! My daughter enjoyed doing the project and playing with the end result. I appreciate that the "end result" was something that could be played with. All too often crafts are then hung on the wall or placed on a shelf. This one stayed in her hands so it was a craft, an educational experience, and a new toy all rolled into one. Well done, Kiwi Crate!!
February 9, 2016
Review by Jess C.
This one really stretched my child while putting it together. It wasn't difficult, but encouraged her to think of the project from so many angles. From engineering to design and overall creativity in her imagination! She had a blast putting it together. This one was just really exciting! We usually work on our projects together (even though I'm mostly the parts seeker these days since she's been with the program for almost a year now). I love that it allows me to see how she thinks and processes through the project with her problem solving skills, motor skills and following directions. Thank you for this box!!
January 23, 2016
This is a great gift idea.
Review by Elizabeth W.
This was the first time I was around when my grandson received his Kiwi Crate. It was so much fun for both of us to work on this together. I was impressed with the quality and how well thought out they are. A big hit with this Grandma. Hands down this is the best gift I have given. Thanks so much! Great Gift that can grow with your child.