What you get
Start your very own pretend-play produce stand! Craft a set of play tomatoes, carrots, peas, and corn using beads, fluff, pipe cleaners, and other colorful materials. Make a produce basket (complete with a chalkboard stand) and a DIY cash box (complete with play money). Then open your stand for business, and practice counting, sorting, matching, and more as you serve your many customers. Imaginative play has never been so fruitful.
the Crate Challenge
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“When I tried out the felt tomatoes and carrots with kids, I noticed they wanted to keep the fun going by stuffing and re-stuffing their vegetables. I decided to make a tie that would stay closed without knotting, so the kids can open up their vegetables and stuff them again and again! ”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Vegetables prototyped: 28
Redesigns of the corn: 5
Beads & pipe cleaners stolen by product designer's 2 kittens: too many to count!
We absolutely loved making the corn cobs and pea pods - the bead-stringing fine motor skill activites are so much fun! My son was not as big of a fan of making the carrots and tomatoes - he struggled to get the stuffing all the way to the bottom of the carrots with his little fingers, so he was frustrated that he needed help and couldn't do as much on his own. But overall, we loved the Farmer's Market box!
Everything was perfect Loved the money too
It was absolutely perfect. Interactive, wonderful instructions, and engaging. My toddler loved it.