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 Minnesota and Nevada (which is pronounced Ne-VAD-uh, not Ne-VAH-duh). 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. The Minnesota state flower is the “Showy Lady’s Slipper.” I will say nothing more.
The models are punch-out coated paper and this month feature the hyperbolically-named Valley of Fire and an awesome Walleye.
Up first, Minnesota, where Sofia is taunting you with her skating skills.
The activity book flips over and upside down to cover both Minnesota and Nevada. It’s a glossy, colorful, 32-page activity book with fun facts and games about the states.
Some of the highlights of Minnesota include Sam and Sofia’s note and map, a make-your-own-ice-sculpture craft I hope my kids don’t see, a profile of the fantastic F. Scott Fitzgerald, and a cool bit on prairie grass. Ignore the terrifying Paul Bunyan sculpture.
On to Nevada, where Sam is getting ready to time travel to 1985 to use that camera.
Nevada’s activities feature the note and map, Sam sinking into quicksand, a neat feature on ghost towns, and a horse-drawing activity.
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.
What do you think of Sofia and Sam’s trip to Minnesota and Nevada this month? Let us know in the comments!