When the Kiwi Co Crate arrived we were so excited. We had so much fun with the last one that we couldn’t wait to see what was in store this time! This box is aimed at children aged 5 to 8 years old and the idea behind them is that they rare full of hands on projects that inspire creative thinking. What we also really love is the fact that there is a secondary way to enjoy and use the projects, and this was no different. Confession: This review has minimal images because we actually ended up having too much fun playing with it!
What was in the box:
- Build your own pendulum kit, with simple easy to follow instructions
- A set of fun bright paints
- Lots of paper to test your paint pendulum with
- Explore activity magazine for children
- Additional activities to turn the paint pendulum into a ‘wrecking ball!’
Learning about physics CAN be fun!
First we opened the box and set to work getting everything out. The fun magazine that comes in each crate is perfectly pitched at children and includes cartoons as well as fun game ideas. The ‘makes’ come packaged up with clear instructions to my seven year old son was able to put the pendulum together with minimal support from me. We set about creating some colourful masterpieces whilst also learning about how pendulums work.
We were also able to learn about some artists that use this or a similar technique. I really welcomed this as my son sees a lot of things as being black and white, that there is a right way and a wrong way of doing things and I really love how Kiwi Crate turns this on it’s head and shows that there is no wrong way of doing things! After making some teal pieces and some orange pieces we tried some ‘mix ups’ and really love how they turned out!
Inside the magazine there were some cut out shapes so that you could repurpose the pendulum into more of a wrecking ball and play with it in a different way. Weeks later my son is still doing this and having great fun with it. Thank you Kiwi Crate, another brilliant box!