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I have always had a soft spot for space. As a teacher, I transformed our classroom into the solar system each year. I trained on StarLab and presented to classes in our entire school. My husband and I joke about loving each other to Hubble deep space objects and beyond. You get the point. So when Carter’s KiwiCo Exploring Space crate arrived with a space theme, we were all very excited.
As a quick recap, KiwiCo crates are age-appropriate boxes of activities curated to help parents and kids have fun learning at home. KiwiCo crates come in eight age ranges, from 0 all the way up to 104. Depending on the age, crates ship every month or every other month.
KiwiCo Exploring Stars Kiwi Crate
Carter receives the KIWI crate for ages 5-8. This month’s crate worked on:
- Mechanics & Building
This crate came with two projects, a lantern and a model. Literally everything you need is included in the box. It comes with all the materials, instructions, extension ideas, and a little informational magazine that Carter looks at over and over each month.
Carter really enjoyed this lantern project. He used black star stickers to copy a few constellations and to create a few from his imagination. Then he put a little battery light inside to light it up.
Next up was the model to show how the earn, sun, and moon are all related. I love watching the concepts click in Carter’s brain!
The Finished Projects
Carter was so proud of his finished projects! I love that these have really become family projects that we all enjoy together. Yes, we still have the Halloween spiderwebs up in Carter’s bedroom. His room, his rules. I just try not to look at them. 😉
As always, the crate comes with extension ideas to move learning beyond just the crate.
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