“When is my Kiwi Crate going to come?”
“I don’t know, Milo.”
“Dad got the email that it was coming three weeks ago–WHEN will it be here??”
“It’s really hard to tell, Milo.”
We had this exchange, verbatim, EVERY DAY, for the last three weeks.
Each day he’d come home from school, and ever-hopeful, and peer into letterbox….only to be disappointed. “When is my…….” “Don’t know…” “three weeks!….” “Grrr!”
Until today, when the long-awaited orange cardboard box finally arrived.
Building the kiwi crate project took precedent over afternoon snack, over rugby practice, over dinner….though sadly not over watching netflix.
Kiwi Crates are kits with a science theme. They come with all the pieces to make a project, and kid friendly instructions to follow. They can be built in the attention span of a child (short), and kits come for a couple different age ranges.
Milo has gotten some genuinely cool projects the last couple months involving electronics, hydraulics, and mechanics. He’s good at following the instructions and perseveres to get it right. An engineer in the making.