Little Passports

Little Passports is a company that presents a creative and interest-driving approach to geography by bringing the world to your kids through the mail.

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Sam and Stella are two ten year old kids who stumble onto a magic scooter belonging to Sam’s Aunt. The scooter will take them wherever they want to go, so they decide to take it on a worldwide adventure. As they travel around, they’ve decided to include your child in the story by sending them letters, photos, and souvenirs from the countries they’ve been visiting.

Little Passports

To kick it off, your child gets a special package for month one. Included in this package is a little suitcase, an intro letter, a photo of Stella, Sam and their scooter, a passport for your child to join along the travels, an activity sheet (that has a game to figure out where the kids are heading next), some stickers, a world map, and a boarding pass – that gives you a secret code to access a special set of online games.

little passports website

I personally let my (almost) 8 year old open this. He was SO thrilled. In fact, he couldn’t sleep all night after he saw the suitcase. I found him an hour or 2 after bedtime, typing away on his new kiddie-tablet all about his suitcase and what was in it. Getting something in the mail is a special treat for any kid – especially in this day of digital everything. The website was a fun way to learn about geography too, by offering a few games and activities like map reviews. 

Each month after that, your child gets a package in the mail filled with goodies from the country that Sam and Stella have visited. There are some really neat packages. For example, Brazil included a small sample of Amethyst stone and information about a unique monkey. From Japan, there were origami lessons and an sushi eraser. I even also saw some cute chopsticks from China. Again, each month, the kids get a boarding pass with a code to play some more games on the website, plus stickers for their passports and suitcase, along with a letter from Sam and Stella.

Some of the countries that Sam and Stella visit are:

  • Little Passports Country Kit SampleBrazil
  • Japan
  • France
  • Egypt
  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Iceland
  • Antarctica
  • Thailand
  • Canada
  • … and lots more.

These are a great starting point to dive deeper into world geography each month.

To order your own subscription:

Visit Little Passports to register. Costs for a subscription are $11.95/month (US$) or you can buy a yearly subscription at once to save money. It comes to your mailbox about the 3rd week of every month.

In addition to their popular world travels, Little Passports also has a USA Edition, which offers a monthly glimpse into 2 US states with a series of fun adventures and activities, and a Early Explorers kit which is for kids ages 3-5.

34 thoughts on “Little Passports”

  1. I love the integration of learning capitals and basic phrases – I think the visit to Russia would be great especially after the Sochi Olympics!

  2. I like the variety of places within the world edition – it would be great to experience places that I have really been, through Little Passports with the kids! (Japan, for instance)

  3. Oh wow, how great is that? Such a good idea; I love how it involves the child instead of just “teaching at” them. My son would love this. Such a great way to make geography fun.

  4. What a fun idea!!! Even if you can’t go to those countries your child will feel like she is travelling using the suitcase and passport and all it entails.

  5. I would have loved this when I was a child… loved traveling and different adventures. So cool they make it an experience for a child too.

    Look forward to connecting with you at the Biannual Blogathon Bash at the end of the month!

  6. I have never been outside of Canada in my life. I just turned 40 and have never even been to the US. I have always wanted to go to the UK, and I have always especially wanted to visit Ireland as it looks like a really really beautiful country. Thanks for the chance.

  7. I think it would be fun to visit Mexico with Little Passports! We have a new Spanish-speaking family at our church, and my children are fascinated and want to know more.

  8. I like that this is hands on and a fun way to learn about other countries and cultures. My kids said they would love to visit Iceland (not sure I would LOL, I dislike cold hehe) but it would definitely be interesting to learn more about it!

  9. Love the idea of getting mail each month and it being educational! Would love to learn more about Russia since we will be doing that shortly as a theme project for the Olympics for my 8 and 6 year olds 🙂

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