Our first package finally arrived from Little Passports, a subscription to a "global adventure" that we signed up for last month. Ava had no idea why the box had her name on it, and had no idea that the suitcase would hold a world map with a passport and photo of 2 travelers that want to share parts of the world with her. The suitcase caught Ava's fancy immediately - and she registered her boarding pass online and played her first game.
Before I could tell you that this package arrived, she has already received her second - from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil! And the souvenirs were a hit! An amethyst stone from a "mine in Maraba," a photo of a red uakari monkey, and a wooden toucan puzzle. She also received a letter and stickers to post on her luggage, passport and map - Ava and I examined the globe to find exactly where the souvenirs were from.
This is such a great idea - I kick myself for not coming up with the idea first. It's so easy to replicate and make one at home. You can find these suitcases (set of 3 for $20) online at The Land of Nod, and fill with a penned letter, and souvenirs from a country you'd like to study as a family. Souvenirs can be picked up on Amazon or your local dollar store - whether its rocks, a musical instrument, or a doll wearing national clothing - the opportunities are endless!
So this month, we'll be exploring Brazil... and sharing with you more very soon!