How to Get Quality and Creative Time with Your Kids This Season
If you’ve followed me for long, you already know I’m really purposeful about what I choose to purchase for my kids and fill our home with. There are so many flashy toys and games vying for our attention and dollars, but I think we’re wise to take the time to choose things for our kids that will encourage togetherness, quality time, and creativity.
We’ve been enjoying the crates from KiwiCo for ages and after 20 years of motherhood and 15 years of homeschooling, I can say that KiwiCo is at the very top of our list of things to do that encourage togetherness, quality time, and creativity. We have tried most of their crates but the one we keep going back to over and over is the Doodle Crate.
This month, KiwiCo provided us with some of their Doodle Crates to try out. KiwiCo provides tons of lines for different ages and interests so there is never a question of finding one you like. Vera rolled up her sleeves and made some unique handmade soap and she is beyond excited to give them as gifts this Christmas.
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Quality and Creative Time Together
There is a never ending stream of demands on our time. What I keep reminding myself is that we’ll never get this time back with our kids. It is so precious. But if you’re like me, finding the time for a fun craft can feel like a huge task when your time is maxed out as it is. It’s reasons like these that I adore KiwiCo so much.
I love to open a box with my kids, spread out some newspaper on the table and see what they create. It’s extra wonderful because they really can do these projects on their own without my help, and if I’m busy making dinner with them working on the counter, they can proceed on the project without me standing right there because the crates include all of the instructions and materials.
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Doodle Crates are filled with hours of amazing projects that aren’t just junky–you know what I mean. There’s nothing more frustrating than spending the money on something that goes into the trash in 30 minutes. The treasures my girls create with Doodle Create become decor in their bedroom, gifts for their cousins and friends, even handy products around the house!
KiwiCo Instills Creativity
Not only do each of these crates provide a main activity that will take your child some time and challenge them to use their creativity to complete. But there are also options and supplies for further projects too for all ages and interests. They encourage further investigation on the topic and further creativity with more project ideas.
Earlier this year, Vera made a robot from the Tinker Crate she received. It was amazing timing too because we had just gotten home from a busy day and I needed to put away groceries and get dinner cooking. I suggested she start her Tinker Crate project and she plopped down in the living room and got to work on it.
She was quietly working for so long I had to check and make sure she was doing ok! Not only was she ok, but she was watching her newly-constructed robot walk back and forth across the floor. She was so proud!
Then, a couple of weeks later this summer, on a rainy afternoon, the girls sat down with Doodle Crate and created some amazing paper mache bowls! You can check those out here.
Quick Facts + Holiday Deals with KiwiCo
- You choose the crate you want and your child will receive one per month.
- Each box comes with the tools, materials, and inspiration to explore that month’s project and theme.
- If your child’s interests change, you can easily switch from one line to another and change it up.
- Pricing starts as low as $18.50/month at regular price.
- SPECIAL OFFER: Black Friday Preview: $4.95 for first month
KiwiCo offers 9 different product lines (more about those in a minute), so no matter what your child’s interests are, there is a line your child will love. Each month, the new box is full of activities that have been curated around a specific theme–Japan! Color-Changing Food! The Human Body! Soap Making!
Each box arrives full of everything you need to create the projects or experiments, an educational magazine, extra ideas for kids to do beyond the crate, and more.
Slow down this holiday season and enjoy some quality and creative time with your kids with KiwiCo! I know you won’t regret it!