Little Passports – The Food Kit Review –
Month Two (of three)
Earlier this year I won a three month subscription to Little Passports for my son. I had been curious for a long time about Little Passports, but the high price point always kept me away. To check out my review for month one (The Traveler Kit) please click here.
Today we received our second month, which came in an envelope clearly marked with the Little Passports logo, addressed to Hayden.
MONTH TWO is a Food themed envelope containing the following items:
- Flashlight Adventures
- A Memory Card Game (food themed)
- 4 Food Map Stickers
- 5 Food Information Cards
- A luggage tag
- A Food Passport Sticker
- A postcard
- A package of 3 small Food Erasers
- An information sheet
- A 20 page Activity Book (which is 17 pages of activities and 3 pages of answers)
I LOVE that this is educational and teaches young kids in a fun and simple way about the world. The activity book is great (although I still question the recommended age range of 3-5). I love how everything is themed, and the food theme is definitely a fun one. The potential is definitely here, but for what we received I personally believe the price point is too high.
I really like the food theme, and the variety of dishes that we learn about this month is pretty interesting. The best thing in this month’s kit is the Memory Card Game, but Memory is a staple game found in most households. We already have several different memory games on our games shelf, so this is fairly redundant.
The day after our Little Explorer kit arrived I did get an email with “Early Explorers Extras” which includes a bonus downloadable printable activity BUT I don’t have working printer so I can’t print it. Its only a match the food to the country activity, so nothing much different than what is already in the provided activity book. The other “extras” are some “fun facts” and a picture showing Toby the stuffed dog dining in South Korea.
I had high hopes for this subscription service, and I assumed that the first month was less because it included the suitcase/carry-case. Because of the high price point of Little Passports, I was expecting more. I’m disappointed, and under-whelmed with what we received this month.
Do I think it is worth the price tag? If the Food envelope is a reflection of what to expect each month (and I believe it is), I don’t. When I think about some of the other subscription services available for kids, this one is lacking the WOW factor.
Little Passports does not include free shipping. Once I factor in the shipping costs, the total cost for the 3 month subscription to Canada works out to be approximately $93 in Canadian funds as of March 22, 2017 (when I used the exchange rate calculator). That is about $31 a month. There isn’t very much included to justify the high cost (in my opinion).
April will be our last month. I’m hoping to be WOWED because this month fell a little flat.
If you want to check out Little Passports for yourself, you can visit them online or social media.
What do you think? Do you think I’m being too hard, or do you think my opinion is fair? I’d love to hear your opinions!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I won a 3 month subscription to Little Passports. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced or altered in anyway.
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the mom to five boys between the ages of 6-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.
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