About Creation Crate
Know a parent that is still trying to figure out how to keep their children’s brains engaged over the summer? Look no further. My name is Chris Gatbonton, Founder & CEO of Creation Crate, a subscription box service aimed at ages 12 and up, that helps kids learn to build real-world electronics.
The Creation Crate curriculum focuses on introducing new concepts every month that build on the concepts learned from the months before. The projects are designed to increase in difficulty each month in order to be fluent in the language of technology by the end of the 24 month curriculum. 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. 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.
My Take on Creation Crate
As a father I want my children to be able to learn in new and creative ways. Especially as a father of daughters I am extremely sensitive to the lack of opportunities four girls in science, math and Technology fields. Lately I have been seeing a number of new kits that are available that will engage kids in maker activities. These kids are definitely ones that I am very interested in to be able to engage my kids in stem type activities to broaden their perspectives on science, math and Technology as well. I was just recently sent one of these Creation Crate kits and this monthly kit is one that is sent to you and you can work with your child to be able to build some amazing things.
The Creation Crate kits that was sent to me was for creating a mood lamp. I really needed two of the kits, as my kids were fighting over who got to build the mood lamp. I loved seeing my kids fighting over this because it showed me that what I was doing with them with making a difference. While I know that I cannot always have these opportunities to expand their horizons with kids like these, having a monthly kit he is definitely something that it’s exciting and fun at the same time. Best of all is that each month is different and you get to try many different things.
The instructions in the Creation Crate kit are very self-explanatory and for the most part my girls could do the kids by themselves. I definitely wanted to do this with them so they did not have to do it alone, however, it is nice that they could if they so chose. If you want to expand your own kids’ horizons in science, math and Technology this kid is definitely one that I would highly recommend.
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