Earth Day Pick – Kiwi Crate’s green boxes

When I first read about Kiwi Crate’s monthly craft subscriptions (here, in fact), I couldn’t wait to gift one to my niece. She clapped in delight each time her box arrived because she knew it’d be packed with fun, engaging, and lovely activities that were perfect for her four-year-old hands.

And now that Kiwi Crate has announced some new boxes–two of which seem perfect to mention on this Earth Day–I can’t wait to sign my niece up for a few more.

Kiwi Crate’s monthly boxes come jam-packed with loads of activities built around a certain theme, and their fun/educational gardening theme box just got even cooler. Along with flower pot decorating supplies and a science-based project involving growing seeds, the new-and-improved box for April features recipes for your beans and squash from Weelicious’ Catherine McCord. So along with growing the plants, you and your little helper can head to the kitchen and turn them into something delicious.

n addition to growing something green, an upcoming Kiwi Crate will go even greener in the other sense, with a theme based on wind power.

Though not all of Kiwi Crate’s monthly shipments are so outright eco-themed, they all come packaged in a sturdy box that is just begging to be recycled into something awesome. In fact, don’t even try putting it out for recycling–your kids won’t let you.  Christina

Get more information on a monthly subscription to Kiwi Crate, and keep your eyes open for new crates coming out this year. 

Also, check out our archives for loads of free Earth Day ideas and…more Earth Day ideas


Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.


  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Travis Ehrenstrom

    This is such a neat idea! Thankfully my niece’s birthday is coming up, and she would absolutely love something like this. How long have you subscribed to these boxes? Do they remain pretty unique from month to month? I love that these are teaching kids from a young age the importance of being eco-concious! With home delivery, it doesn’t get much easier for parents either!

  • Christina
    Reply May 1, 2012


    I asked my sister (my niece’s mom) what she thought, and here is what she wrote:

    “She LOVES kiwi crate. We’ve done the space exploration, wind power, under the sea, pirate fun and growing gardens.”

    Hope that helps. . .

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