Kids love getting boxes addressed to them, and Little Passports offers monthly subscription boxes just right for kids ages 3 through 12.
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In return for this honest evaluation, my family received intro kits for my younger daughter (World Explorer edition) and older daughter (USA Explorer edition). In addition, Little Passports is sponsoring a giveaway of a free three-month subscription! The winner can select from among the three Little Passports editions, based on the age of the child.
For very young kids, Little Passports comes in an Early Explorers edition for ages 3 to 5. The Early Explorers Little Passports edition’s introductory package includes a wall-sized world map, 20-page activity book, luggage tag, stickers, wall decal and cute orange suitcase to carry and store everything. Each monthly package explores a new theme and comes with a 20-page activity book, souvenirs, flashlight adventures, stickers and wall decals.
Early Explorers costs $167.40 ($13.95 a month) plus $36 shipping when billed annually. A six-month subscription costs $95.70 ($15.95 a month) plus $18 shipping, or you can pay $15.95 plus $3 shipping with monthly billing. All Little Passports subscriptions auto-renew using the credit card on file, but you can cancel by email to prevent a renewal.
My girls were very excited to receive their Little Passports boxes, each individually addressed with the child’s name. My younger daughter tore into her box, which contained a passport, wall-sized world map, welcome letter from Sam and Sofia, stickers, photo, activity sheet and online game access, plus a lovely blue suitcase. She gravitated toward the passport and stickers, since she’s a big fan of stickers and the passport is just right for holding lots of them.
Little Passports packages with the World Explorers theme (for ages 6 through 10) explore a different country each month and contain letters from Sam and Sofia, souvenirs, activity sheets, stickers (for the suitcase, passport and map, to show where they’ve been), photos and access to more online games through the Boarding Zone.
World Edition subscriptions cost $143.40 ($11.95 per month) plus $30 shipping on the yearly plan. A six-month plan costs $83.70 ($12.95 per month) plus $18 shipping, or you can pay monthly at $12.95 plus $3 shipping.
My older daughter was thrilled to receive her USA Explorers box and couldn’t wait to dig into it. The USA Explorers intro pack comes with a USA field guide, scratch book, wall-sized map of the U.S., welcome letter from Sam and Sofia, disposable camera and photo scavenger hunt project. It includes a large, sturdy plastic envelope to keep everything in.
Much to my amusement, my daughters couldn’t figure out how to use the disposable camera. They’d never seen such a thing before, but they thought it was really cool once I showed them how to advance the film in it to take pictures.
USA Edition packages (for ages 7 to 12) feature a new state each month and contain 32-page state journal activity books, stickers, postcards, pop-out models and access to more information and activities online. I find the USA Explorers edition particularly interesting, possibly because my dad taught me all the states, capitals and largest cities when I was growing up. It’s been a really helpful thing to know, and I’ve been trying to get my daughters interested in learning all of the states and their capital cities.
My older daughter does know several, including the capital of North Carolina (where we live – Raleigh), and the capital of Pennsylvania, where my parents live. A USA Explorers subscription for your special child will set you back $143.40 ($11.95 per month) plus $30 shipping if you pay for a year at a time. A six-month subscription costs $83.70 ($13.95 per month) plus $18 shipping, or you can pay monthly at $12.95 plus $3 shipping.
The best part of the introductory packages for us was the scratch pad from the USA Explorers box. It comes with a wooden, pencil-like stick for scratching off a black covering on pictures to “color” them in. This came in my older daughter’s kit, and her sister desperately wants it. I’ll have to see if I can buy one like it somewhere.
If you need a birthday or other gift for a young relative who doesn’t live nearby, Little Passports offers a fantastic option. You really can’t go wrong with a box that’s addressed with the child’s name on it and contains a pretty carrying case with stickers, activity books and other goodies. Little Passports are also an educational product, helping kids learn about their own country and countries around the world in fun and engaging ways.
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