Last year when we started talking about what our home school days would look like, the kids were all very keen to learn about a different country each month. I loved this idea because there is so much learning that can be done simply by reading more about a different country.
Rachel from Luxe Family 5 shared a deal she was running with Our Little Globe in November (I think). I went to check the out and fell in love. Our Little Globe is the brain child of two moms from the UK who wanted to create something they could do and still spend time with their children. This is something I know we can all identify with, right?
Our Little Globe is a 12-month subscription box that takes children on an adventure that spans across 12 different countries.
The adventures start in Spain and arrives in the most beautiful box that the children can keep all their goodies in as their travels continue. They also receive a passport that has space in for a sticker of the flag of each country as well as space for them to write some interesting facts about each country. You also receive a lovely world map poster so the kids can see their own country in relation to the one they are visiting.
Each month you receive activities for a new country. This includes a craft idea with all the materials you need to complete it. The craft is related to the country you are visiting and there are step by step instructions. There are two recipe ideas related to the country which such a fun way to expose your children to different foods. Each month’s box contains a letter from a child from that country telling your child all about life in that country.
Our box arrived and the kids had so much fun exploring what was inside. Jack loved the letter from Miguel and we spent ages finding things Miguel mentioned on the map. The box also has a poster of the country and this is such a great conversation starter. We researched things we wanted to know more about and watched YouTube videos on the Bull Run and Flamengo dancing.
The craft for the Spain box was also so much fun. They had to decorate the El Drac using a variety of little pom poms and sequence. It was such a fun craft and we looked up the original El Drac and found out more about it’s significance.
We haven’t made the recipes yet but I did buy some chorizo sausages for the kids to taste.
This box was not specifically designed for home school families but for anyone who travels or who wants to teach their kids about other countries. It really has been a great tool for me to use when I introduce a new country. The guided crafts and fact filled letter help to kick start our learning. It is also perfect for all ages of kids. Jack and Emma both found value in it. I love the box that it comes in because it is easy to now keep their passports, recipes and left over craft goodies in one place.
You cannot buy these boxes in South Africa but you can order directly from the Our Little Globe website. Just be aware it will take a little extra time to get here. I had almost given up on our box arriving but then it arrived safe and sound.
They are obviously then in pounds but honestly it is so worth it. If you buy the 6 month option then it works out to around R230 per box which is pretty cheap as far as subscription boxes go. If you buy the 12 month option then it works out to R215 per box. The contents definitely provide value for money, not only in terms of things you get but also in learning material.
This was the first subscription box I have ever bought and I was not disappointed at all. I can’t wait for us to explore the next 11 countries.
Disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored post. I paid for our subscription. I am sharing because I absolutely love this brand.