The whole point of travel-themed subscription boxes for kids is to help kids learn about the countries around the world. So this post looks at the very popular box, Little Passports, and how it helped my kids learn about France. Take a look.
I’ve subscribed to Little Passports for about a year. I am an affiliate, so there are links below that are affiliate links, but I also received two free boxes of Little Passports with my affiliate account. However, each box I’ve received since is on my own dime and my thoughts below are all my own.
Little Passports is a fun way to introduce kids to France
France holds a special place in our family’s heart. We only lived a few hours away when we lived in Germany, so that meant frequent trips across the border. However, even though we’ve been there many times, by the time we received the Little Passports France subscription box it had been at least 2 years since our last trip.
Time to reintroduce the kids to France.
What came with the subscription box?
The package came with all the French-themed activities to decorate the suitcase and passport. Read more about the items that are included in all packages in my Little Passports review about the subscription box.
- Letter from Sam and Sofia – I appreciate that they started off with a visit to the French Alps before heading to Paris. They eat at a boulangerie (which had me missing real French baguettes with real French butter and real French coffee). They learn about the French holiday King’s day, or Epiphany. After their trip, they take a brief tour of France and send us the pictures… more on all of this in a moment.
- The postcard shows Sam and Sofia in front of the Eifel Tower. It’s more than just a symbol of Paris or France. It is icon for travel.
The activity sheet
- The printed France activities include a fill in the blank of famous french locations, a recipe for the Epiphany cake (which is very different from the popular Mardi Gras king’s cake in New Orleans, a maze to get down one of the mountains in the French Alps.
- The special souvenir Sam and Sofia really is special. It’s the camera they used to take pictures during their France tour. It’s like a viewmaster, except shaped like a camera and allows kids to click through four images of France. The images are of Colmar (which is a place we loved so much, it’s what we named our Elf on the Shelf after), Versailles, the French Parliament, and the Castle of Angers. Even though we’ve had the box for awhile, my kids still love clicking through the picture. (Side note: just this morning my daughter was clicking through it going, oh nice! A castle! Oh!)
Interested? You can buy the Little Passports World Edition here to start traveling the world from home.
Enhancing the Little Passports France experience
In addition to all of the learning opportunities Little Passport’s provides (for example, baking the epiphany cake), here are some other ideas to consider.
- More books! Of course! Our Children’s books about France section includes many options (with more added regularly). However, I wanted to point out the Hide and Seek picture book, the Teach Me Everyday French which includes a book and CD of French and English phrases and songs, and A Walk in Paris.
- If you subscribe to Epic! they have a ton of books, audiobooks, and videos about France. If you don’t subscribe, you should. Especially if you also subscribe to Little Passports. For a small fee you can easily access so many books. You can get a free 30-day trial here.
- Little Passports is a reliable source for more information. In this post they link to other bloggers who have created activities from their Little Passports France subscription box.
Purchase the Little Passports World Edition and start showing your kids the world today!