Little Passports (USA Edition) is a kids’ educational subscription with crafts and fun activities about the fifty states. This box is designed for children 7-10, 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 Michigan and New Mexico. 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.
The stickers are for the Field Guide (you DID save the Field Guide, right?). They also 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. New Mexico continues to make grade-schoolers-drawing-state-flags happy with its minimalist design (Seriously, Michigan, with the deer and the eagle and the seal? Give a third grader a break).
The models are punch-out coated paper and this month feature a generic old automobile and a pretty cool bat.
Up first, Michigan, where Sofia is pointing an Instagam-style camera at a car, presumably to post it on Instagram. So meta of her.
The activity book flips over and upside down to cover both Michigan and New Mexico. It’s a glossy, colorful, 32-page activity book with fun facts and games about the states.
Some of the highlights of Michigan include Sam and Sofia’s note and map (Samfia shippers, note Sam’s promise to bring Sofia back to Michigan someday), the worst board game ever, and a sort-of Sudoku puzzle involving cherries.
On to New Mexico, where somebody had better check Sam and Sofia’s pockets before they walk out of that store. . .
New Mexico’s activities feature the note and map, a pretty clever Spanish seek-and-find, and a poetry exercise involving bats.
Another quality box! The activities are fun and age-appropriate, and they do a good job highlighting some interesting aspects of the states. Non-readers 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 road trip or visit to another part of the country.