I consider myself a creative person. I’m definitely more right-brained than I am left, and I’ve always been talented in many areas of the arts. But one thing I lack when it comes to creativity is coming up with ways to keep my kids entertained (and myself sane!). With a house full of toys, you’d think they would have plenty to play with. But nooooo, sometimes the bazillion action figures and obnoxious noise makers just aren’t enough.
Luckily, there are tons of other creative people out there who have come up with a solution to this boredom problem. If these amazing subscription boxes were available when I was a kid, I would have loved them!
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1. Kiwi Crate
With options for children ages 3+, Kiwi Crate, Inc. offers several different “crates” that cater to your children’s needs. There’s the Koala Crate for tiny tots, which is full of inquiry based learning. There’s the Doodle Crate for older kids that helps build creative confidence. And there’s also the Tinker Crate for the 9-16 age group that focuses on STEM projects. You can choose from a single month subscription up to 12 months, and the pricing is less than $20.00 a month.
Head over to Kiwi Crate to learn more and sign up for your own subscription!
For literary littles, Bookroo is great! Encourage your child’s love of reading with one of their monthly boxes. There is the board books option for ages 0-2, or the picture books option for ages 2-6. Every month, you’ll get either 3 board books or 2 picture books, depending on the package you select.
You can also sign up someone else by ordering a subscription as a gift. Check out the Bookroo website to get all the information you need to get started!
source: Our Little Roots Facebook page
3. Our Little Roots
My kids love being outside. Even in this God-awful summer heat, they would spend all day in the yard if they could! Maybe now there’s a way I can let them that will encourage their desire to be “one with Mother Earth.” With all organic materials, Our Little Roots is a monthly box that provides gardening supplies for kids to grow their own garden. You can also buy various one-time gardening products like plastic pots, seed sowers and plant food spikes through the online shop.
Take a look at the Our Little Roots Facebook page for even more fun and photos!