A {Kiwi Crate} Window Garden {& a Giveaway!}

A couple of weeks ago, Gracen and I attended an awesome Halloween-themed story time at Pottery Barn Kids.  (Who knew, right?  It happens every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for those of you who are in Vancouver.)  Afterwards, the kids got their Book Club passports stamped and were each {very generously} gifted a Kiwi Crate to take home.  

IMG 1857I’ve seen Kiwi Crates on a few of the blogs I read and I’ve always thought they were very neat, so I’m not sure who was more excited about the gift…Gracen or I.   (If you’ve never heard of them before, they’re basically little boxes that arrive to your door each month and are filled with all of the materials/instructions/inspiration needed for hands-on projects.  Some are science activities, some are arts and crafts, and some are geared towards imaginative play.) 

IMG 1861This afternoon we took out our crate, opened it up, and found all of the materials needed to put together a window garden.  Needless to say, my little gardening enthusiast was thrilled.

IMG 1865IMG 1903Included was a  clearly laid out instruction card complete with diagrams, and a sweet little observation booklet for Miss G to draw in. 

IMG 1868IMG 1871IMG 1878IMG 1877IMG 1885IMG 1888We carefully set up the garden, referring back to the instruction card after each step.  Gracen, Miss ‘Let’s Do a Project!’, loved it and took her work very seriously.

IMG 1892IMG 1896IMG 1897With the exception of really making sure the suction cups were stuck to the window and printing the words “mint” and “basil”, Grae was able to do everything on her own, which was lovely.

IMG 1898IMG 1900We now have a sweet little garden set up right in our living room and I can’t wait to help Grae water it each day and watch as our fresh herbs grow.  ☺

Because we enjoyed our Kiwi Crate so much, and I sincerely think they are a great way for parents and children to try new things together, I contacted Kiwi Crate and asked if they’d like to share the love with one of our readers.  And guess what? They do!  One Mama.Papa.Bubba. reader will receive a complimentary crate of their own, and will have the option of selecting a regular crate or one of the new holiday-themed crates.  

The contest is open until Monday, November 26th and there are multiple ways to win (be sure to leave a separate comment for each).


To enter to win a complimentary Kiwi Crate:

Leave a comment below telling me something you love to do with your kid(s).


For additional chances to win:

–> ‘Like’ Mama.Papa.Bubba. on Facebook, then come back and leave a second separate comment saying you did so (or that you had previously).

–> ‘Like’ Kiwi Crate on Facebook, then come back and leave an additional separate comment saying you did so (or that you had previously).

–> Sign up for Kiwi Crate’s fun-filled newsletter, then come back and leave an additional separate comment saying you did so.

–> Follow @jkossowanon Twitter, then come back and leave a separate comment saying you did so.

–> Tweet about the giveaway and leave an additional separate comment saying you did so.


Don’t forget to leave your email address!  The winner will be announced on November 27th and contacted via email.  Good luck!!

Kiwi crate did not ask me to write this post, nor did they compensate me to do so, but in the interest of full disclosure, I did sign up to be a part of their affiliate program.  This means that when Kiwi Crate products are purchased through the links i’ve provided, I get a small kickback from the company.

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60 thoughts on “A {Kiwi Crate} Window Garden {& a Giveaway!}

  1. Kelly Krol says:

    We love to hop on the Skytrain and head into town to discover new things and be tourists in our own city:)

  2. Kelly Krol says:

    Like Mama.Papa.Bubba on FB

  3. Kelly Krol says:

    Like Kiwi Crate on FB

  4. Kelly Krol says:

    Follow @jkossowanon on Twitter

  5. Kelly Krol says:

    Signed up for Kiwi Crate’s newsletter

  6. Lisa C says:

    I’ve been really curious about these kiwi boxes since you mentioned them a while ago.

  7. Lisa C says:

    Liked kiwi crate on fb.

  8. Lisa C says:

    Already following on Twitter. 🙂

  9. Now that she’s walking well, I love taking my daughter out to stomp in puddles and discover new parks. We like to kick up leaves and go exploring. =) Love, love, love your blog, and have been looking at Kiwi Crate as an upcoming option for her. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Liked Kiwi Crate on FB. =)

  11. Signed up for newsletter! =)

  12. Mairin Reading says:

    Like Mama.Papa.Bubba 🙂

  13. Mairin Reading says:

    Like Kiwi Crate 🙂

  14. Mairin Reading says:

    Signed up for the newsletter 🙂

  15. Mairin Reading says:

    I love to read with my little guy 🙂

  16. Koryn Heisler says:

    I liked you on FB

  17. Koryn Heisler says:

    I liked Kiwi Crate

  18. Koryn Heisler says:

    I signed up for the newsletter

  19. My one year old and I like to play music together, drums (aka wooden spoons and pots), maracas, and the guitar. I think I have a little musician on my hands! : )

  20. I like you on Facebook. : P

  21. Hi Jen! Signed up for the Kiwi Crate Newsletter!!

  22. Thanks for all your wonderful posts! I liked you on Facebook!!

  23. I just ‘liked’ Kiwi Crate on Facebook!!! 🙂

  24. (Sorry if this is a second post – cant seem to find my first one!!)

    My sweet Adelynn and I LOVE reading and exploring books. She likes to ‘turn’ the pages, not mommy! She laughs and laughs when mommy makes crazy voices and sounds when we read! At 9 months she brings me book after book to read. It is the greatest feeling for mommy!!! 🙂

  25. Erin says:

    How cool! I love monthly-by-post subscriptions. Elliot gets a book box from Mail a Tale and he loves loves loves it. As Elliot is more of a run-and-jump kid than I sit down and make things, we like to play floor hockey in our apartment building’s hallway (our neighbours are very understanding!).

  26. Erin says:

    Liked Kiwi Crate on facebook!

  27. Erin says:

    Signed up for their newsletter! And added it to his Christmas list for the relatives… surely that counts as another entry?? 😉

  28. Erin says:

    Of course I already like your page on facebook…

  29. Erin says:

    …and consequently follow you on twitter as well. Whew. x

  30. Jessica says:

    I LIKE you on facebook!

  31. I stalk you on twitter!

    Oops… I mean I follow (did I say stalk?) 😛

  32. Something we love to do with P is go for long walks checking out all the leaves and trees and pets along the way. We sometimes make it to the park, but sometimes it is the walk in the fresh air that is enough satisfaction!

  33. We love to go for walks and end up at a “Muffin” shop for a warm chocolate milk and a london fog for me

  34. thewritemama says:

    We love to read books and sing songs before bed.

  35. thewritemama says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  36. thewritemama says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  37. thewritemama says:

    I like Kiwi Crate on Facebook…

  38. I love to kiss and cuddle Elle =) It’s the best =)

  39. Amy @ The Connection We Share says:

    yep, i already ‘liked’ you on FB =)

  40. Mostly my kids and I like to paint and read together – but boy, could I use some more ideas!!

  41. Amy @ The Connection We Share says:

    Just ‘liked’ Kiwicrate on FB

  42. Already like you on fbook 🙂

  43. I liked Kiwi Crate on fbook 🙂

  44. Signed up for their newsletter 🙂

  45. Following you on Twitter 🙂

  46. Just tweeted about the giveaway 🙂

  47. Amy @ The Connection We Share says:

    Following you on Twitter

  48. Sunshine G says:

    I’m looking forward to teaching her how to bake.

  49. stella says:

    my daughter and I like to make pancakes together…she whisks the eggs and loves it.

  50. stella says:

    Already like you on FB.

  51. I have never heard of Kiwi Crates before! I’d love to be handed a project to do with the kids, after all, we love crafting and are inspired often over here!

  52. I have followed you on twitter!

  53. Annnnnnnd I have retweeted this post! Thank you!

  54. Rosabloom says:

    The kids on our school love gardening projects. The Kiwi Crates window garden is an great idea to make with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

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