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 we embarked on an adventure to the United Kingdom!
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!
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: London Calls! By Gabby Dawnay & Alex Barrow
Time to hop on a red double-decker bus and take a tour of London. This book is filled with energy, history and all the excitement that London has to offer in a very kid-appropriate way.
It was easy to read and the illustrations were super fun and relatable. 🙂
Both my girls were captivated by the illustrations and the older one even tried to put a few sentences together since it wasn’t too wordy! It was just the perfect introduction to a beautiful city. 🙂
London Bus Collectible Toy
The collectible toy: Iconic London Double-decker red bus acted as just the perfect accompaniment to the book above and we used it quite a bit as the girls enacted out the scenes from the story, which was pretty neat. 🙂
We also received a Little Global Citizens pin to go anywhere with us (on a backpack etc!).
Let’s check out some of the crafts we did this month pertaining to the UK. 🙂
Make Your Own Crown
The individual cards provide all the details for the craft along with giving a bit of history pertaining to that craft. So it always turns out to be a learning experience, not just a random craft put together, which I totally appreciate. 🙂
Everything required to make our crown.
All set to get started by coloring her heart out. One of her all-time favorite activities. 😉
Adding in the embellishments such as pom poms and jewels to her crown.
All done and ready to rock the world. 🙂
The next activity was all about enjoying summer time and playing one of the oldest games in England. Hopscotch started in the Roman Empire but it was first recorded in England – a cool fact I had no idea about! I am sure we have all grown up playing Hopscotch since it is such a popular game. 🙂 We were provided a chalk to get started with our own game.
But leave it to a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old to do their own thing, so I just let them have their fun with the chalk while they jumped around everywhere. 😉
This game was all about guessing what particular phrases mean. It was a bit complicated for my kids, but I am sure it will be super fun for kids ages 5+. 🙂
Some more games to play when friends are over that are very popular in England such as 3-legged race, sack race, Egg & Spoon race. And summer is just the perfect time to spend our energy playing these fun games.
Next up was this craft that teaches about imagination and creativity and touches on the concept of modern art such as by the unusual modern artists Banksy – a graffiti artist whose mysterious identity is still unknown despite the artwork being recognized around the world.
For this activity, we were provided with a silhouette of the little girl (popular art piece called “Girl With Balloon”) and we made our own graffiti by cutting out the silhouette image and using the yellow construction paper to cut out shapes of balloons. In the end, my little one decided to stick it on the window. 🙂
Flag of United Kingdom Craft
You always receive a flag of the country of the month that you can hang at home along with a flag postcard to color and send to a friend. 🙂
Great exercise for kids to learn about the flags of different countries, that way when they see one anywhere else, they’ll hopefully be able to recognize it. 🙂
Coloring Picture: Coat of Arms
In this simple activity, the kids learn about the “coat of arms”. Since the times of Ancient Greeks people have used a symbol or design to identify themselves. So in this coloring activity, the kids were to draw something that they believe identifies themselves. Pretty cool!
Activity: Afternoon Tea Party
And of course, this month cannot be complete without an afternoon tea party now, can it? 🙂 Afternoon tea has been a tea-related ritual in Britain since the early 1840s. So it made sense to host an Afternoon tea party and show little ones all the new things they’ve learned about the United Kingdom. I am a huge fan of the tea sandwiches and always find a reason to make them, so I am sure these ideas/recipes will come in pretty handy. 🙂
Another fun month filled with tons of learning about a new culture and country by Little Global Citizens. We personally loved the book London Calls! and are so happy to add it to our collection, I am sure it will be read regularly! All the activities and crafts worked in conjunction to provide a complete lesson on the United Kingdom in a very entertaining way. Little Global Citizens always manages to not just educate and entertain the kids but the grownups as well. Getting introduced to a new culture has never been this easy, so don’t forget to check out Little Global Citizens and get 15% off your first box with the coupon code thismamareviews15
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