Little Passports (USA Edition) is a kids’ educational subscription with crafts and fun activities about the fifty states. This box is designed for children 7-12, but any bright kid 5+ would like it. Your kids will learn about the geography and culture of the United States with the USA Edition.
This month, Sofia and Sam visit Wisconsin and Virginia/Washington D.C. The box contains a cute double-sided activity book, postcards from each state, stickers for your field guide, and two stand-up models.
The postcards, stickers, and models are brightly colored and fun. One could actually mail the postcards and pretend like you were visiting Wisconsin and Virginia–“Dear Boss, working very hard in Green Bay this week. Might need to extend trip to visit Richmond. Will post update when stagecoach arrives.”
The stickers are for the Field Guide (you DID save the Field Guide, right?) and cover the state flower and so on. There are even “pushpin” stickers to mark the map poster (which you also saved?). Nice, quality stickers.
The models are punch-out coated paper and fold nicely to make a stand up White House and a milk carton. Tiny flaps might frustrate tiny hands, however, so you might need to lend some dexterity points.
The activity book flips over and upside down to cover both Wisconsin and Virginia. It’s a glossy, colorful, 32-page activity book with fun facts and games about the states.
Some of the highlights of Wisconsin include Sofia’s note and map, a recipe for “cranberry pie,” which sounds iffy but the kids are dying to try, and a cheese-oriented word search. Obviously, the ability to read is helpful here.
Highlights of Virginia (and Washington, D.C, denied full rights yet again) include the letter and map, a timeline of interesting events, and a logic game in the Pentagon.
This was our first “substantive” box, and we were pleased. The activities are fun and age-appropriate, and they do a good job highlighting some interesting aspects of the states. Nonreaders will need help but older kids can do everything on their own. We can’t wait to see where they go next month!
This would be a great grandparent or aunt/uncle gift, or a supplement to a homeschool curriculum, especially ahead of a roadtrip or visit to another part of the country.
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