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In case you aren't familiar, Little Passports is a subscription box that helps kids explore the world through fun and educational activities. They offer a range of subscription options and they recently came out with an Animals Wild box for ages 3-5 that explores different animals around the world and their habitats. While my animal-loving son is soon to be six, I knew that he would still be excited about this box, and eager to help his 4-year-old brother check it out!
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What's Inside Animals Wild?
Inside our box were plenty of brightly colored materials and lots of fun animals!
This booklet introduced us to the habitat we would be exploring which happened to be the rainforest, more specifically, the Amazon! It included instructions for a fun game we would be creating.
The game materials consisted of some cardboard tree parts, foam leaves, foam animal discs, and some elastic bands.
Each box includes a pop-up playset which is such a cool design! It came with four cardboard animals to assemble to play with, too. The green strip of paper opened up to give us some assembly instructions.
The play set has four separate areas with lots of pieces that fold out and tabs that open to give us different animal and habitat facts along with a few activities to do like a maze on one panel and a coloring activity on another. I thought this was so clever and fun! I also love that it folds back up and can be used again and again. It also has a little pocket to store the animals in when we are done!
The first thing we did was get our game set up by putting our cardboard tree pieces together and then sticking our large foam leaves in. Each leaf represented a different layer of the rainforest. This was a great activity for not only following directions but also practicing some fine motor skills.
Then we assembled our little disc launchers and we were ready to play!
My daughter came in and joined in the fun! We launched the different animal discs trying to get them to land on the leaves. There were multiple ways to play, some were more educational than others, but we just had some fun testing the game out and launching the animals!
Next, it was time to explore our pop-up playset. There was a little clip for us to use to hold it open. You can see we have them all assembled here! In addition to doing the activities, it's just plain fun to use the animals and add them to our set for some open-ended play exploring the different areas of the rainforest!
Once my animal-obsessed son saw what it was, he got his own little playtime session in with the set, too!
Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $27.95 + free shipping
When I opened the box, I was really pleased with the high-quality materials and the overall design and since our game had a lot of pieces, it felt like a lot of items in the box. Now, seeing that it was really just the two different activities, it doesn't seem like much, but I think that's because of the compact design of the playset, which I actually really appreciate. Since there are a few activities and facts on the playset itself, it almost feels more like an interactive book. I think the cost might be pushing it just a bit, but we were still really happy with this box and I think that the value might be worth it if you have a true animal lover on your hands!
This box was really fun and would be great for an animal lover! I really loved the clever design of the playset they included and it's so great that not only is it a playset to play with, but it also had a ton of extra activities and information on it. The animals are cute and it will be so fun to collect them as we receive more and more sets. The game was fun and it was just enough assembly to hold my 4-year-old's attention and allow him to work independently, so it is definitely age-appropriate, too!
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the Amazon box is the first box in the series!
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