Summertime and other school holidays are not a vacation from learning! My 13-year old loves to learn so I need to make sure I have plenty of activities for her to do during this time. Have you heard of Creation Crate? Well, it is a subscription box service aimed at ages 12, and up, that helps kids learn to build real-world electronics. Perfect! My daughter loves how things work and always is trying to fix stuff. Electronic projects are fun for kids too!
The Creation Crate curriculum focuses on introducing new concepts every month that builds on the concepts learned from the months before. The projects are designed to increase in difficulty each month to be fluent in the language of technology by the end of the 24-month curriculum. The electronic projects range from building a mood lamp to a memory game focused on programming, to learning how to input a distance reading from an ultrasonic sensor.
Unlike other technology subscription boxes, Creation Crate uses raw electronic components, offering real-world skills. These boxes are also truly beginner friendly with no previous experience needed. With every box, you get an UNO R3 (Arduino-compatible). This is a microcontroller, which is a small computer that you’ll be using to program and power your projects. While other boxes teach using intimidating technical lingo, Creation Crate doesn’t. Creation Crate subscriptions start at $30 a month, with available 3, 6 or 12-month packages to choose from.
Sounds FUN, right? Creation Crate would make an amazing gift for the HOLIDAYS, too. Grandparents who are looking for educational gifts this would be perfect, and I’m pretty sure Mom and Dad would approve. If you know a child who loves to create and work with electronics like making robot kits, then this would make a great gift. Enriching a child’s life with learning toys and projects during breaks from school is essential to their learning. You never know they might invent something that might change the world.
My daughter received a Creation Crate box to make to a Mood Lamp:
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