Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Little Passports Landmarks and a Giveaway

J was really excited when our next Little Passports package came. She had been asking about it for over a week! So when it showed up, we opened it right away and checked out what was inside. This month was all about famous landmarks over the world.

Right now J is kind of obsessed with all things Italy. Since her grandparents went there a couple of months ago, she loves to learn about Italy. So the first landmark she wanted to learn about was the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  She wore her Italy shirt and asked to have Italian for dinner that night too.

With this package, they sent a few figurines and facts about certain landmarks. We got the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Great Wall of China, The Eiffel Tower, The Great Sphinx of Giza, and The Taj Mahal in ours.  I'm not gonna lie, I was a tiny bit disappointed that we didn't get the Statue of Liberty, but that's still a landmark that we will talk about.


They also sent some little cards that tell you a few facts about each landmark. So we read those and then look up a short video on Youtube about which ever landmark we are talking about for a few extra facts. 



With every Little Passports box that you get, there is a postcard in it from their mascots Max and Mia.  It talks again, about some facts of whatever is on the postcard and includes a letter telling about Max and Mia's adventures for the month. Something I didn't know about the Leaning Tower of Pisa: It was under construction from 1990 to 2001. I've discovered that it's a little embarrassing how much I either didn't get taught in geography in school, or that I didn't retain as I went to school. But Little passports is great because, I'm learning and the girls are learning and it's in a fun way.


While we are talking about each landmark, I have the girls put the figure (if it's one that we have) on the map, in the right spot.  They also sent us stickers of the same figurines to put on the map in the right spot. Most of the time we are talking about it, M will sit and play with the little figures. She's always loved little toys that fit in your hand. She will carry them everywhere.



They also send an activity book each month. After we have talked about a landmark, J gets to pick one Little Passport activity from the book, and then M gets to pick one. M really likes this little flash light activity and she picks that one a lot.




Another thing that they sent with the box, that we forgot all about using sadly enough, was a $35 coupon to Hello Fresh. That's another subscription type box that will deliver fresh ingredients to your door so that you can make dinner with everything you need, fresh.  I'm kicking myself that I forgot to use this before it expired. But if anyone else has used that subscription, let me know how it goes!



We have loved using Little Passports over the summer! J thrives on learning, so it was the perfect way to challenge her mind while we are taking a break from the school thing.  It's been really great to have the girls ask to learn about the world. Little Passports gives us a great way to keep our minds sharp and have fun at the same time. It's never boring to see my kids look through their Little Passports suit case and get excited about learning. The other great thing about Little Passports, is that if they ask a question I'm not sure about, I can look it up online and then I'm learning something too.


Little Passports is a great way to get your kids interested in learning about the world. They have offered to do a giveaway for my readers today! The winner will be able to pick a 3 month subscription from any of their boxes: World, USA, or Early Explorers (thats the one we got). I think the USA one looks pretty fun too. Enter to win below! Giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 30, at 12:00 AM. Winner will be notified by email. Thanks!


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Do you have a favorite landmark?

Do your kids love to learn or think it's boring?

Who has done a subscription box? Do you have a favorite?




7 comments:

  1. These look like so much fun! I hope I win! Abe would love it.

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    1. They have been really fun to do over the summer. I bet Abe would love it too!

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  2. This is such a fun idea! My kids love learning about new places and things!

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  3. One of my favorite activities from elementary school is Oregon Trail on the computer- like, OLD Oregon Trail. I think that counts as learning! HA!

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    1. I remember Organ Trail! I used to play it at my cousins house all the time.

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  4. This is an awesome idea! My M definitely learns really well when things are visual so having pictures and cards would be a great way for her to learn about our world. Thanks Jenny for sharing all the cool things you have found!

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