Monthly Tinkering Toddler Crates for Ages 3-5

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Play. Learn. Get Messy!

Tinkering Toddler Crates are designed for children ages 3 to 5. Each crate comes with 3 engaging activities and all materials needed to complete the activities are included, plus step-by-step directions & suggestions for use. Sensory play, art, science, early math, and early literacy can be found in our activities. Created by a teacher & mom!
  • Convenient: All Materials Included
  • Educational: Designed by a Credentialed Teacher and Mother of a Preschooler
  • Themed Monthly Crates
  • Perfect Gift for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Customer Questions (2)


Q: Hi you say pre school. I have a 2yr old, would this box work for her?Asked by Stephanie S., May 2020

Tinkering Toddler Crates answered...June 2020

Hi Stephanie, my crates are designed for 3-5 year old. The activities will likely be too young for a two year old.

My two year old absolutely loves this box. She still talks about the dinosaur eggs we made.

by Kristin L., August 2020


Q: Is the box per child or enough for 2 children?Asked by Joanne H., June 2021

Tinkering Toddler Crates answered...June 2021

The crates are designed for one child, but several families make it work for two kids by sharing and working collaboratively. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Reviews (13)

Homeschool Teacher in a Box - Thank you!

Sep 26, 2021
Brittaney K.
2 Reviews

These boxes are so thoughtfully curated for hands on, creative learning (that also happens to be really low maintenance for this mama) that I'm just in love. The kids get super excited for each delivery too! They are my go-to birthday gift now as well, because kids love them, and moms love how they educate and entertain their kiddos without all the pinterest prep :)

LOVE these boxes for my 3 and 5 year old

Sep 08, 2020
Verified Purchase
Kimmy D.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

LOVE these boxes for my 3 and 5 year old. Totally recommend! One of the most fun, educational, and creative boxes we have seen in the market.

A great buy!

Jul 17, 2020
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Paige V.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

We’ve been getting these for several months now and my 3 year old CHEERS with joy each time one arrives in the mail! We are big fans. The activities are fun and thoughtful. Perfect for those long COVID days where you need something fun to do with your toddler! Great customer service as well.

Poor Quality for price

Apr 17, 2020
Verified Purchase
Lindsey W.
1 Review
Subscribed for 17 days

When opening the box, there were 2 Ziploc baggies of potting soil. These were spilled all over the box. The activities that were on card stock, were smudge brown.
The craft was made up of cheap materials that were flimsy.
The water bottle quit working after 2 days.
I was very unhappy with the quality for the price that I paid.
I contacted the seller and never head back.
My child did enjoy planting the seeds in the box.

Tinkering Toddler Crates said...Apr 18, 2020

Hi Lindsey,
I am sorry for the delayed response. I am the owner and only employee of my small business and with COVID-19, my time for responding to emails has been delayed, like most companies. I sent you an email yesterday outlining 2 options to help remedy this situation and have yet to hear back. I look forward to your response to my email and you giving me the opportunity to make this right.
Lisa Prins

Great customer service

Dec 13, 2019
Verified Purchase
Amber R.
1 Review
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

The glass jar was broken upon arrival so the box was dangerous. Lisa was great with responding and fixing the issue by sending a replacement box.

Boxes boxes my kids just love them

Jan 04, 2019
Verified Purchase
Mary A.
5 Reviews
Subscribed for 7 months

We have been getting your boxes for some time we just love them !!! Can't wait for the next one to come !

Dec 05, 2018
Verified Purchase
Ashley F.
11 Reviews
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

This box is such a wonderful idea and a hit with my child! It is so put in order , has the greatest activities and I love the holiday activities included. It creates so many memories that are learning experience through this box. Love it!


Dec 16, 2018
Lisa M.
1 Review

If this anything like KiWi crate, I’m excited to receive my first box for my grand daughter.


Nov 07, 2018
Verified Purchase
Lisa P.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

Received the first box today - such an adorable, thoughtful, well-put-together package. The activities appear to be educational, as well as fun and entertaining. For those that feel it's overpriced or too thoughts are sure you could spend hours designing the activities, shopping for the related items, then printing the colorful items out on a crappy printer with expensive ink. But why? Tinkering Toddler Crates does it all for you and delivers it to your doorstep! No prep required! I'll gladly pay extra for all that!

Great sub!

Oct 05, 2018
Verified Purchase
Jess H.
12 Reviews
8 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

I just received my first box in the mail and I am excited to dig in! There was three different activities inside with clear instructions. I really appreciate how age appropriate the activities were. I’ve tried a couple different kids subs and it seems they were trying to reach too broad of an age range, with the result being that it wasn’t appropriate for my now 3 and a half year old. This box fits her perfectly. The activities are the perfect combination of age appropriate while also being just challenging enough to develop her skills. I also love that these are not activities that can be completed in five minutes or less. It’s substantial enough that you can really take some time to engage your child and occupy them but not so long that they will lose interest. Love it!

Past boxes from Monthly Tinkering Toddler Crates for Ages 3-5

My Body Crate

My Body Crate

MY BODY CRATE: They will learn about the major organs in their bodies by making a BODY SUIT. Having a healthy smile starts with strong dental hygiene. In the HEALTHY TEETH SENSORY BIN your child will make a pretend toothpaste and practice flossing and brushing teeth. Finally, they learn about how their hand works by making a MUSCULAR HAND CRAFT. All the materials needed are included. Ages 3 to 5 years old.

I Scream for Ice Cream Crate

I Scream for Ice Cream Crate

1. Pretend Ice Cream Truck: Make pretend ice cream dough and set up your own pretend ice cream truck complete with a menu, toppings, cups, spoons, coins! 2. Painting Popsicles Puzzle and Banner: Watercolor these beautiful popsicles and make name puzzle too! 3. Sprinkle Letter & Number Writing: Practice writing the alphabet and numbers using this tactile method to engage their senses by writing in pretend sprinkles (colored rice). All materials included. Ages 3 to 5.

Wild Turkey Crate

Wild Turkey Crate

Our November crate is themed Wild Turkey and is perfect for the fall! Included are three activities and all the materials you need to do them! The three activities are: Wild Turkey Race, Wild Turkey Sensory Craft and Fall Color Hunt, and Mr. Gobble's Hideout! Your child will practice counting, adding, learning about textures and the colors of fall, and do a STEM construction activity! Perfect for children ages 3 to 5 and makes the PERFECT gift!

Snow Globe Crate

Snow Globe Crate

This snowy crate of fun will have your child (3 to 5) entertained for hours! Included in this crate are all the materials needed to do the following activities: 1. Reindeer Ring Toss Snow Globe (make and play), 2. Snowy Sensory Bin, 3. Symmetrical Snowflakes game. Make a timeless snow globe and try to hook more rings than your opponent. Our snowy sensory bin will ignite your child's creativity. The Symmetrical Snowflakes game will introduce symmetry through play!

Superhero Crate

Superhero Crate

Included Activities Are: 1. Superhero Sensory Bin: Learn all about letters while playing in this fun superhero inspired sensory bin! 2. Superhero Training Camp: Put your superhero strengths to the test during Superhero Training Camp! Suit up with your cap and mask, make your superhero blaster, and blast the targets. Once you hit a target, lift up the flap to reveal your challenge. Complete the challenge and earn the points on the card. 3. Soaring Over the Skyline Art

Growing a Garden

Growing a Garden

The 3 Included Activities are: 1. Growing a Mini Garden 2. Painted Paper Flowers 3. What's Sprouting in Our Garden Patterns

Dark Space Crate

Dark Space Crate

The DARK SPACE CRATE Includes the Following 3 Activities: Constellation Lacing Lunar Landing Sensory Bin Galactic Puzzle

Hearts Crate

Hearts Crate

This crate will develop your child's number sense by building number hearts and graphing hearts found in the sensory bin. They will also have many opportunities to practice the letters while writing love notes to put in the mailbox. Finally, they will make a watercolor collage heart art project.

Glittery Gold Crate

Glittery Gold Crate

March's Glittery Gold Crate will include the following three activities: 1. Pot of Gold Craft: Rainbow and pot of gold 2. Hunt for Gold: Scavenger hunt for Gold coins using location words and prepositions 3. Glittery Gold Sensory Bin: 3 activities that work on color sorting, counting, and reading CVC words with pictorial support

Splish Splash Crate

Splish Splash Crate

The Splish Splash Crate will include the following 3 activities: *Fresh & Fruity Juice Sensory Bin: Squeeze pretend fruit to make different juice concoctions. *Pop Pop Bubble Art: Blow bubbles and pop them to make a beautiful art piece. *Sink or Float: Make predictions and test various objects to see if they sink or float.

Dinosaur Dig

Dinosaur Dig

The 3 included activities are: Crack the Dinosaur Egg: Make dinosaur eggs and then help them hatch by using wooden excavating tools. Erupting Volcano!: Build your own volcano and make it erupt! Stamp Dinosaur Art: Test out different items as stamps to make a 3-D masterpiece! For children ages 3-5

Boo Crate

Boo Crate

The following 3 activities are included: 1. Slimy Noodles Sensory Bin 2. Monster Blow Art Scroll 3. Spooky Spider Counting

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