Little Passports USA Subscription Box Review – February 2016
Little Passports is a subscription service for children that teaches them all about the world we live in – geography, languages, cultures – via a monthly care package filled with souvenirs. They recently started a subscription service for older children, age 7-12, that focuses on the USA. My nine-year-old has outgrown Little Passports’ regular offering, so I decided to sign him up for the USA Edition.
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The Subscription Box: Little Passports: USA Edition
The Cost: $13.95 (+$3 US shipping = $16.95) a month
The Products: Letter, journals, postcards, and activities to help children learn more about the United States.
Ships to: US, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and UK. Find more international shipping info here!
Every month, the USA edition focuses on two states. This month is Tennessee and Utah! I haven’t spent much time in Utah, but Tennessee is one of my favorite states. We always receive a lovely postcard from each state.
The main item in each month’s package is an activity book with state geography related games, puzzles and trivia.
This is the same activity book, upside down and backwards! Each state is given half the content of the book.
Here’s a peek inside the activity book. Did you know that there’s an exact replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee? I’ve been there many times. My son has been there, too, which makes this even more fun for him. The booklet is absolutely packed with information! Little Passports does a great job diversifying the types of activites in different books from month to month, too.
This is the sticker page for this month. There are stickers to put in the field guide my son received in his welcome package that show each state’s bird, flower, flag, etc. There are also map markers for the US map he received.
Little Passports USA also sends a papercraft for each state every month. This is a paper landscape of Bryce Canyon. I am mystified by the canyon lands of the west, and my son and I both want to go visit some day!
I love the Tennessee papercraft – it’s a stage for Sam and Sofia to play some country and western music on! That’s too funny. Their little outfits are perfect for their musical debut.
Verdict: Little Passports USA is a hugely educational subscription, packed with tons of information. Doing activities and collecting various stickers is actually a really effective way to help kids learn, it turns out. I think this subscription would be wonderful for children who are home schooled! The papercrafts are not the most interesting things in the world to my son, but he’s warming up to them as the months go by.
What do you think of Little Passports: USA Edition?