Little Global Citizens is a monthly subscription for kids ages 3-7 that is all about taking them on an adventure around the world and focusing on the culture of a new country! It is founded by Akeelah Kuraishi & Tim Minnick, parents to 2 young boys who are avid backpackers along with being digital media veterans.
With each box, a new country is brought to life through carefully curated books, cultural activities, interactive crafts, language, music, toy/collectibles and a themed dinner party night. The goal is to foster open-mindedness and compassion in young children by building an understanding of different cultures of the world.
*Disclosure: Little Global Citizens kindly sent me this box for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. Post may contain affiliate/referral links.
$38.95/monthly + $5 shipping to U.S. (reduced subscription options with 3, and 12-month plans).
Sibling add-on is $10.95.
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In regards to the packaging, I thought the box was impeccably put together with everything labeled or in individual bags with each activity having its own set of instruction cards, thereby making it a breeze to follow through!
Each month, expect to receive the following as it pertains to the country/theme of the month!
- Parent’s Guide
- Play together activity
- Flag Postcard & Coloring picture.
- Dinner Party Theme Night
This month’s country was Thailand! So everything revolved around learning about Thailand and its culture. How exciting! 😀
The handy-dandy Adult’s guide was colorful and just as you’d expect, extremely detailed which made it all the more fun for me as a parent as well! I’ll be honest, I was as excited as my kiddos to go on a trip to Thailand – thanks to Little Global Citizens. 🙂
Everything inside our box! 🙂
Let’s embark on an adventure and check out how much fun we had as we learned about a new country! 🙂
Book of the Month: Toy is from Thailand by Whitney Badgett
What a wonderful book about Thailand for both kids and adults alike! I found it super informative and the beautiful illustrations kept even the 2-year-old completely enthralled!
We received the signed copy by the author which I thought was very cool! 🙂 Always nice to receive autographed books.
The story about Toy, a young boy from Thailand was very engaging as it took the readers on a ride to Thailand as we learned about the culture and country.
The kids showing off their newly learned skills as they pay respect to how it’s done in Thailand. 🙂
Tuk Tuk Collectible from Thailand
Okay, seriously how gorgeous is this Tuk Tuk from Thailand? I even loved the packaging it came in.
And since we just learned about it via our book (Toy is from Thailand) – it was great to keep on hand as the kids knew that this three-wheeled motorized taxi is used as transportation throughout Thailand.
Already having fun playing with the Tuk Tuk, although I have a feeling I am going to be keeping it aside as a decor piece since it is just so pretty! 😉
Taste of Thailand: Gourmet Coconut Lemon-Grass Lollipop
Can’t go wrong with a little candy now right? 🙂 Perfect way to try out the taste from Thailand via this coconut & lemongrass flavored artisan lollipop! It actually has bits of coconut inside and made for a really yummy treat that was shared between the girls. 🙂
Onto some crafting fun now! 🙂
Craft #1: Hanging Elephant Garland
Everything required for making our elephant garland. Again, each craft comes with its individual instruction card that gives super detailed instructions and the flip side explains how that craft relates to the culture of Thailand. Pretty cool way to really immerse yourself in another culture while having fun.
Both the girls jumped right in and started to paint their elephants. You do get enough crafting supplies easily shareable between 2-3 kids, so that’s pretty great!
Decorated with all the glitter and glam, the elephant garland was ready to go on display. 🙂
Craft #2: Clay Lotus Flower Tealight
Lotus flower is seen all over Thailand, and in the Buddhist religion, which many Thai people practice, the lotus stands for purity of spirit. So naturally, our next task was to make our very own Lotus flower using clay and the paint pots. 🙂
We cut out the clay into triangle-shaped pieces and using a cling film as a base – set up the pieces in a flower shape all around the bowl. We painted the flower once dried. 🙂
Clearly, ours does not look half as pretty as shown on the instruction card, but hey, it’s all about having fun while learning something new, right? 😉 Once all painted, you put on your tealight in the center and enjoy as a decoration around the house. We put it aside on our shelf where the kids make all their hands-on crafts and toys!
Play Together Activity #1: Songkran Water Festival Balloon Game
This activity was so much fun! It was all about reaching and smashing the water balloons. The information card details what the Songkran festival symbolizes, so you know the reasoning behind the activity and that makes it all the more fun and special. 🙂
We got everything needed to make this activity a smashing hit (of course barring water. ;)).
Since we weren’t able to find a longer area to attach our twine, we created the activity using the smaller hooks we had hanging around in our backyard. Doesn’t matter though, because it was still tons of fun since it was just above the height of the kiddos, so they could jump around and smash the balloons! 🙂
Play Together Activity #2: Pao Nang Yang Rubber Band Game
Pao Nang Yang is a traditional Thailand game that’s been handed down through generations, that youngsters still play! So right in contrast to the balloon activity, this was much quieter and just what I needed to give myself a little break while the kids played. 😉
The younger one was all about blowing the rubber band with her sister, ha, but boy, did they have fun or what! Who knew blowing a rubber band would be so hard. 😉
Flag Coloring Activity
We got a flag postcard and the actual flag card of Thailand, so the kids were able to recreate their own Thailand flag using the painting supplies provided.
Picture of Garuda (legendary bird in Buddhist mythology), for some more painting fun!
Dinner Party Theme Night
Lastly, we also received a Thai Dinner Party theme card that basically gives details regarding Thai food and ingredients used in the Thai culture. So it was our turn to host a Thai-themed dinner party, which in turn would reinforce everything learned about Thailand and show off through sharing some delicious recipes.
Mango sticky rice is actually one of the most famous and loved traditional Thai desserts. So the flip side of the card lists the recipe so you can enjoy with friends and family while learning a bit more about the culture. What a perfect way to end our adventurous trip to Thailand! 🙂
To say that I am completely in awe of how beautiful Little Global Citizens Thailand box turned out, would be an understatement! While I know for a fact that my kids were thoroughly entertained while being educated about another country, it won’t be wrong to say that I, myself was thoroughly inspired while learning about another culture. What an amazing way to teach little ones about open-mindedness and compassion. It is extremely important for me to raise globally aware kids as we are truly moving towards a global society and Little Global Citizens would certainly help little ones in thriving in a diverse world. Our favorite activities were the Water Balloon game, making the Elephant Garland, and of course the gorgeous Tuk Tuk! This is one monthly adventure, you really wouldn’t want to miss out on. Don’t forget to get 15% off with the coupon code THISMAMAREVIEWS15, if you do decide to sign up. 🙂
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