Little Passports USA Subscription Box Review – January 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 Wisconsin and Virginia (including DC)! 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. It looks pretty fun, and it’s 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. I have to admit that their choice for Wisconsin is kind of weak. A milk carton? We were hoping for something more like the epic barn on the postcard.
Virginia / DC’s papercraft, on the other hand, is pretty cool. It’s a model of the White House! My 9-year-old son likes this especially, as he is a little obsessed with the Office of the President.
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?