Five straight days off of school. That’s five straight days off of kids screaming at each other, as they tend to do when they’re annoyed with one another, as they tend to do when they’re just playing and as they tend to do when they’re happy.
Five days. That’s a lot of screaming.
This week, the Koala Crate showed up just in time to create some sanity through the form of the kids playing together, or Olivia (5) helping Violet (2) with the Koala Crate, the monthly delivery service of craft boxes for toddlers.
This month’s theme is Safari. In the box is a kit to create five sock puppets, a small magazine with activities like seek and find, a guide for parents to further put the box items to use and build creativity through play and a matching game, or memory game, depending on how you’re playing with the toddler.
At just under thirty dollars a month, once you take into account shipping and exchange, the Koala crate can seem a bit steep – but for that price we get hours and hours of play with the items inside. The girls play together, Violet and I complete more of the crafts while Olivia is at school and it makes a great gift idea that keeps on giving throughout the entire year, when that little yellow box of happiness shows up in the mailbox.