We homeschool through a charter school and had the opportunity to subscribe to an educational monthly subscription called "Little Passports". I am so glad we did! "Little Passports" is a company that sends monthly pictures, games, activities and souvenirs from different countries around the world. It has been a fun way for my kids to learn geography. Your child will receive the travel suitcase first with the world map. We laminated our world map and hung it on the wall near our homeschool room. The kids look forward to getting their package every month! Not only does the package come with fun activities and souvenirs, but it also comes with a secret code to log onto the website and do more activities online! I wish this would have been around when I was a kid! :)
Here's the info from the website:
"Every month, our characters Sofia and Sam travel to a different country and send your child an exciting package including:
The Adventure ContinuesIn each following month, your child will receive a package from Sam and Sofia as they travel to a new country. Each adventure package includes a letter addressed to your child from Sam and Sofia, fun souvenirs, an activity sheet, a photo from the country, a passport stamp, a map marker, a suitcase sticker, and a collectible boarding pass to access more online games and activities.
Little Passports souvenirs are fun, memorable and educational. Examples items include: traditional country toys, arts and crafts projects, puzzles, pencils/erasers, photos, stickers, and postcards.
The recommended age range for Little Passports is 5 to 10 years old."
My kids just received the Egypt package and were SO excited to get to do this project that was inside: A plaster pyramid with an Egyptian statue inside! Fun, fun, fun!
Click HERE for a sample of "The Worldwide Adventure Activity Sheet"
Click HERE for a sample of the Letter from Japan
Click HERE for the Brazil Boarding Zone Games/Activities Sample
Please visit: http://littlepassports.com/index.html