Australian distributor Arid Zone (PPAI 153817) designed Kinder Kits, a bright and appealing collection of resources for 3-year-old children, for the Victoria State Government Department of Education & Training. The kits were distributed to about 60,000 kindergarten students to encourage learning at home through play.

An expert panel evaluated the kit packaging and contents to ensure that everything was age-appropriate, safe, engaging and inclusive, and the multi-use activity case was designed to be both durable and light enough for a child to carry. Contents included colored markers with washable ink, a whiteboard panel and eraser, and an animal magnet puzzle – all intended to help recipients develop language skills, social skills, emotional expression and creativity.

Feedback from Early Childhood Services and recipient families was extremely positive, and funds were approved to extend the program for two additional years.