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 Alabama and Connecticut, which might be an intentional contrast. 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. If one were at Bama or Yale and had a stamp, one could. . .take a photo of it and post it to social media. “Look at this retro means of communication I discovered at college!”
The stickers are for the Field Guide (you DID save the Field Guide, right?) and cover the state bird and 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 this month made a. . .treestump (Really? A super-Alabamian treestump?) and an anchor. These were more challenging than last month. Little hands will probably get frustrated with the tiny folds and gluing. Tape works well.
The activity book flips over and upside down to cover both Alabama and Connecticut. It’s a glossy, colorful, 32-page activity book with fun facts and games about the states. Good stuff in the book this month!
Some of the highlights of Alabama include Sofia’s note and map, a fun science craft, a nod to Civil Rights, a NASA logic game, a good maze, and a properly-without-sugar-because-the-tea-is-sweet-enough cornbread recipe.
Highlights of Connecticut include the letter and map, a cool botany experiment and logic game, a newspaper exercise that warmed my journalist’s heart, and a fun dictionary history lesson. This was a more reading-intensive box than others, but the activities were really interesting.
Another quality box! 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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