Kicking off the new year can be a little tricky – especially when you start the new homeschool year with the new calendar year – and particularly after a big move! That’s why I’m glad to have a resource like Little Passports to get the new year started right with learning activities our children enjoy!
Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my Little Passports review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family. This post contains affiliate links.
Previously, we had the chance to review Little Passports World Edition, and I was excited for the opportunity to review the Little Passports USA Edition as well! Having just moved from Texas to Ohio, our kids naturally became more interested in the states as we crossed through a few states on the way!
If you haven’t heard of Little Passports yet be sure to take a minute to check them out and learn about their wonderful packages that are delivered to your child(ren) each month! They help teach them (and I admit I learn some things, too!) about different (things in the US). It is a great addition to your homeschooling curriculum or for any parent looking to put a little fun in learning!
The Little Passports US Edition is recommended for ages 7-12, and we have been using it with our oldest two children ages 7 and 8. We received the First Month: Discovery Kit for our review. The best part of Little Passports is all that is included in the monthly packages! We received so much in our Discovery Kit – all nicely packed in a nice plastic folder with snaps.
The Discovery Kit includes:
- USA Field Guide
- USA Scratch Book
- Wall-sized USA Map
- A welcome letter from our pen pals Sam & Sofia
- Disposable Camera and Photo Scavenger Hunt Project
The kids were really excited about everything. I love the opportunity to teach them things we haven’t learned before while they do fun activities like the scratch book. As they’re having fun with the “coloring” (a stick is used to scratch away the top layer to show metallic/glitter underneath), I am going into detail more about what they’re working on.
I even planned on using the camera during our move up here, but it ended up being gloomy and rainy the whole time. We only stopped for food, gas, and a place to sleep – no real sight seeing or anything fun unfortunately. They can’t wait to use it for the Scavenger Hunt Project, though!
I also love that it includes a full size map. Our children have been struggling with understanding the map and the states. Having a large map to really show them has helped a lot. Because they are visual, the bigger map has really opened up how they see the USA and understanding the states. Even our little guy has gotten involved and is asking questions.
I’m so glad we had the chance to review the Little Passports USA Edition. It makes a great addition to our curriculum, and the kids really enjoy it! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it would make a great gift! Get started with Little Passports today!