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 Mexico! So fun.
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: Calavera Abecedario (A Day Of The Dead Alphabet Book) by Jeanette Winter
This is a great book for kids to understand the Mexican culture.
It is also a great way to introduce ABC as it corresponds to spanish words.
Thankfully, there was a neat little glossary at the end for those of us not so familiar with Spanish, that lists the translation of the words used throughout the book. 🙂
As always, you also receive a souvenir from the country being “visited”. So, this month we received Maracas to illustrate the Latin music history! 🙂
Thankfully, we received 2 in the box so there were no arguments or fights. 😉
Craft: Papel Picado
Papel Picado is a popular decoration often used in Mexico there is a party. People decorate streets with colorful perforated paper. So here our task was to create something similar. 🙂
I loved the detailed instructions, however, it is kind of hard to guide 4 and 3 year olds.
They just like to do their own thing once given a pair of scissors and paper. ha 😉
So we ended up with some silly looking designs. 🙂 The great part is that the kids had fun working on this hands-on activity, even though ours did not look anything like a proper papel picado. 😉
Craft: Ojo De Dios
This is a traditional craft done by the Huichol people of Mexico! The four sticks represent earth, wind, water and fire. It’s a sweet gift meant to keep a child safe and bring them health and happiness. We received everything to make our very own Ojo De Dios.
It was also great for practicing fine motor skills and working on pattern and design recognition along with thinking outside the box! 🙂 My 4-year-old loved weaving her own design! 🙂
Calavera (Skull) Craft
This was another fun craft that was mostly loved by my 3-year-old as she had a blast going all crazy decorating the foam skulls with stickers.
Activity: La Catrina Felt Coloring Page
Time to color in the Day Of The Dead felt poster. We just used the markers we had on hand and the kiddo spent a solid 20 minutes doing her favorite activity.
Along with the maracas, we also received this Calavera Mask as a souvenir! Way to enhance the experience of learning about another country’s culture or tradition. 🙂
As always you also have the option of completely immersing yourself into a new culture as you follow the given recipe from the very detailed information booklet. 🙂
Oh and the portrait of Frida Kahlo is actually more of a postcard that the kids can color in and send to a friend. 🙂
We loved “visiting” Mexico with Little Global Citizens! All the crafts and activities were directly related to the Mexican culture and definitely helped in understanding the traditions of the country in a very kid-appropriate way! If you want your kids to learn about different countries and cultures in an entertaining and educational way, then definitely check out Little Global Citizens as you get the bang for your buck with tons of activities and crafts to keep little ones busy for a while! Also, don’t forget to get 15% off your first box with coupon code THISMAMAREVIEWS15.
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