Little Passports: A Fun Way for Kids to Learn Geography

We recently received our first Little Passports kit in the mail!  Isn’t getting something fun in the mail always so exciting?!?!  As a former elementary social studies teacher, I was really excited to get to see this geography program first hand. 

If you haven’t heard of Little Passports: A Global Adventure before, it’s an award-winning subscription for kids that comes in a package via postal mail.  Each month the two Little Passports characters, Sam and Sofia, travel to a new country on their magic scooter and share their experiences.  The first month’s mailing comes with a suitcase, passport, and map.  

Subsequent mailings focus on a particular country and include an educational letter, an activity sheet, fun souvenirs, and access to an online Boarding Zone which features educational games and activities.  

You can choose via subscription to receive up to 23 adventure-filled countries!  The program is recommended for ages 5-10, but my 3 year old daughter and 4.5 year old son both enjoyed it a lot, and I can save all the parts to reuse with them as they get older, too.

The first country that Sam and Sofia visit on their magical scooter is Brazil in South America.  L&L had fun decorating their suitcase with the included stickers.  

We found and marked Brazil on the map.  We read the educational and informative letter from Sam and Sofia, and looked at the photo they sent of a red uakari monkey, which we learned is a rare and endangered species who lives in the Amazon rainforest.  We looked at and touched an amethyst after finding out these are mined in Brazil.   We added the Brazil sticker to the kids’ passport.  We completed the activity sheet together (the parts that the kids were able to do…some parts like the word scramble were too difficult).  There is also a boarding pass to play games and do other activities online. 

Please note: Since we are reviewing Little Passports, we received our first mailing (including the suitcase, passport, and map) and second mailings (everything about Brazil) at the same time, but please note these are normally two separate mailings.

Overall, my children really enjoyed our first month of Little Passports.  We went through and completed everything together when it came, but even now they enjoy getting the suitcase off the shelf and looking through all the items on their own.  I think the program is a fun way to introduce geography and get kids thinking about the larger world out there.  It provides a good way for kids to begin learning about other countries and cultures, and does so in a way that will hopefully peak their interest, causing them to want to know more.  As a parent who is homeschooling or one who is supplementing what your child is learning at school, you could easily use Little Passports as a springboard to introduce a new country and then begin more in-depth teaching or reading about the country via books, puzzles, internet research, or a geography/history curriculum.  Even used completely on its own, the program is good for giving kids a beginning look at the world.

To Learn More About Little Passports, visit:

**I’ve been excited to read that Little Passports is also starting a USA Edition!!  It is available via pre-sale now and is set to ship in the September/October time frame.  You can read more about it here.


A Little Passports Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a Little Passports giveaway for one lucky reader to win a Traveler package.  The Traveler package is a 3-month subscription which includes the first month mailing with suitcase, passport, and map (pictured above), Brazil package (also pictured), and Japan package.  It is valued at $41.85!!  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The  only mandatory entry is that you “like” The Little Passports page on Facebook.  There are many additional ways to earn extra entries as well, some of which may be repeated daily for more chances to win.  The giveaway will run for approximately two weeks and a winner will be selected randomly using Rafflecopter.  The winner will be posted here and contacted via email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway.  The winner will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address before a new winner will be selected.  Please add inlieuofpreschool (at) gmail (dot) com to your email contacts so that the potential winning email doesn’t go into your SPAM folder!  Good luck!

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • gsv says:

    Would love this! They have new US version coming out soon.

  • Katie Davis says:

    Little Passports looks really interesting, thanks for sharing information about it! I think my 5 year old would really enjoy using this since he’s become very interested geography. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • My 2 year old son would love this!!! He loves places and stickers!!!

  • Tabitha Moon says:

    This looks great!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I have been looking into Little Passports and I think it would be an excellent way to introduce my son to other countries in a way that is age appropriate. This is our first year homeschooling and we are still figuring out what his interests are, but I think he would really like this and the characters are so relatable to him! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • This looks like fun! Thinking about subscribing for my kiddos!

  • Niki says:

    This sounds like a great way to get kids learning about the world! My three year old twins have a very limited view of the world. It exists between home and Grandma’s. 😉 I would love to introduce my kids to the Little Passports program. I’m glad you said that your younger kids enjoyed it and you will be able to pull it out again as they get older. Thanks for introducing us to a great resource!

  • Heather Cook says:

    I think my kids will love getting something in the mail. It will build the excitement of the lessons themselves 🙂

  • Dony Johnson says:

    As a budding chef my preschooler would probably enjoy trying out recipes from various parts of the world.

  • Danielle says:

    My son would probably like the map the best. Of course just getting a package in the mail would be almost as exciting.

  • Mama Mandy says:

    I think this program has many exciting elements that my kiddos would love! The getting stuff in the mail might be the best!

  • It looks like a great way to get kids interested in other countries and cultures.

  • looks like a fun was to teach kids about other countries

  • Kristie says:

    How exciting this would be! My little guys will not be young globetrotters so this would help them understand the world beyond what they know.

  • Mine would love the suitcase! This is a very fun, creative way to study other countries. We would be interested in many of those countries.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have two & four year old little girls who LOVE getting things in the mail. This would be such a fun way to increase their cultural awareness! Ciara Cole

  • We would definitely love to try out new recipes from all over the world! My girls are so interested in other cultures, this would be a perfect gift for them.

  • Anonymous says:

    My son would love love love to get this.

  • dena angeles says:

    My kids would love simply getting something in the mail with their name on it!

  • Rebecca N says:

    My kids would love to hold the items in addition to reading books. We are studying geography around the world this year!

  • RhumbaMom says:

    We would use them to learn about the countries

  • kmegaro says:

    My kids would love getting the box in the mail & also being able to learn about all these different places they see on the map.

  • Anonymous says:

    Seems like a great idea to keep kids excited about geography! And who doesn’t like getting mail at that age?!

  • Becky says:

    I think my kids would love actually getting little souvenirs from each country. We participated in a US postcard swap this summer and they have enjoyed the postcards, I’d love to take it further.

  • Rachel K says:

    I am beginning to homeschool my daughter this year and this looks like the perfect way to start introducing geography to her! She has just begun asking about other places in the world and I’d love to use this to feed that curiosity.

  • Anonymous says:

    Looks fun! Who doesn’t like getting mail?

  • My kids would love learning about the differences and similarities between the countries.

  • Anonymous says:

    What a great way for kids to learn geography! I hope i win!

  • vpallo says:

    My kids are obsessed with maps, atlases, and all things geography! This would be a huge hit in my house.

  • Cayce says:

    Fantastic! Something that my 5 and 9 yr olds could do TOGETHER! LOVE LOVE LOVE that they’re doing a US version.

  • Gina says:

    My almost three year old would love this. We already mark countries on our world map in his room. We are also planning to go overseas full time in the next couple of years, so we’re really trying to give him a global worldview early on. 🙂

  • Anne says:

    Since my husband is a geography colelge professor, I’m looking for ways to teach more about world cultures at an elementary level. I’ve heard about/seen ads for this product, and now that the kids are old enough, want to give it a try. Also excited to see the USA edition coming out.

  • We are huge geography nerds and u am starting my 5and 8 year old on the subject as well. I was looking to subscribe monthly and I would LOVE to win. My boys go to school but we also teach at home. They love mail and they love to read about other places. We lived in Hawaii which is one of our favorite places and my husband has been to different countries in his military career and where ever he is we Learn about. This would not only be awesome but a HUGE asset to something we are already doing and planning on subscribing to. Thank you for the chance!!:)

  • My husband is a truck driver, so my daughter at 4 is a huge geography buff, and this would only broaden her view!! I think this looks like such an amazing program!

  • berty snyder says:

    My daughter home schools her 2 children, ages 8 & 11. This would really be a fun, inyeresting way to get them more into geography.

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