Disclaimer: If you are a Twilight fan, you must read this review.
I haz a conspiracy!
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Subscription: Little Passports
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Yearly: $179 (works out to $14.95 per month) + $36 shipping
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There are three subscriptions to choose from!
Here are the maps from each Welcome Kit from Left to Right:
(1) World Edition (Ages 6 to 10)
(2) USA Edition (Ages 7 to 12)
(3) Early Explorers Edition (Ages 3 to 5)
The first subscription package you receive is a welcome/discovery kit where the child can put his/her goodies in.
And I subscribed to all three Little Passport Editions using with my own money and I have a backlog of packets to review so you get to decide for yourself if you want to join the fun with your child, niece, nephew, students, or a friend’s wee one.
This is a review of the Little Passports USA Edition “New York & Texas”!
Before I begin, I wanted to let you know because of the age of my wee Pnut people and the suggested age of the USA Edition, I previewed the Little Passports USA Edition’s Discovery Kit to see what components will work for us. You see, I really love Little Passports and want my children to learn about the states despite that age suggestion.
Like Tim Gunn, I made it work!
Also, if you are a Twilight fan, please be sure to read my Little Passports USA Edition (see here for the first subscription package review) and upcoming World Edition reviews, for I really believe one of the main characters, Sam, is really Edward Cullen.
I digress again…
Let us begin with Texas! We are reviewing Texas first because we to visit my mother who retired there from Bergen County because it was too cold up there in the NYC tri-state area. So part of this review takes place in Texas and the other half back home in Illinois.
Next USA Edition review should be Illinois 😉
So each state in Little Passports gets its own postcards to get your little one not only addicted to subscription boxes but to collect postcards!
The back of each postcard looks the same regardless of state.
I keep looking at this model. And putting it back. I am going to save it when Pipsqueak learns about the Alamo at school.
Here is a view of the Texas side of the booklet. The opposite side is New York.
Ahhh it’s our good friends Edward and Bella… Ummmm “Sam and Sofia”.
The steers in the background look rightly alarmed as they should be.
That’s a tight unhumanlike grip the two have on each other!
Why are these cow looking me!!!
Stop looking at me cows!!!
Each state has some recipe to make. Pan de Campo is the state bread of Texas, and is also random conversation starter. This Pan de Campo intrigued me as being simple, not requiring any of the yeast rising drama, and “light” kneading.
I hate regular kneading.
I make Pipsqueak earn her keep by brushing the cast iron pan with butter.
A little bit more on the sides Pipsqueak!
Instead of milk, I used this Hoosier Hill Farm Heavy Cream Powder. I included this slight digression about this powder because of the randomness that sometimes the ladies at Subscriptionista have with each other. One day out of the blue and the day that my Amazon Save and Subscribe cutoff, Subista sent me an email that she was trying out Hoosier Hill Farm Big Daddy Mac Mix, a powdered cheese. And I was like “where was this all my life now I do not need to buy packaged mac and cheese”!!! I ended up buying Cheddar Cheese Powder by Hoosier Farm instead and gave her a sample in a baggie in my “Randomly By Pnut” box.
Speaking of Randomly, our dear Nina has postponed her July box to August. Shocking I know.
Moving forward, now I added the salt which was from a PopSugar box!
Like Mailbox Junkie, my usage for cocktail salt more for cooking too :/
And this spoon is from Rosario Dawson’s Quarterly box! I miss her Quarterly boxes *sniff*
Some mixing with a spoon and some of that “light” kneading.
It was “light” kneading!
Ready for the oven!
I brushed some butter on top. This bread was excellent and can be eaten as savory or sweet with spreads of your choice!
Moving on to my old backyard…
Here is the front and back of the New York postcard for your viewing pleasure.
Here is the New York cutout! This was cute and adorable and much more easier to make than the Alamo cutout. So here in all its glory behold the yellow taxi cab.
Don’t you remember in reading Twilight that Edward and Bella were like hip to hip?
Ahem. Both hands on the steering wheel immortal.
Sam and Sofia need some space unless they are really the inseparable Edward and Bella.
My mother was working on this Dot2Dot at the time of this picture. It kinda looks like a Pokemon.
A sign that someone is spending too much time playing Pokemon Go.
Ok let’s make a paper boat! I have a piece of recycled paper that I can turn into a fancy boat as per instructions. I have been to Niagara Falls a few times so far but have not taken a boat tour.
I do not suggest taking a boat tour on a boat made of paper.
Do not take a tour on Pnut’s origami boat! I think this is more of a hat than a boat. It’s been ages since I origami but it looks like the same was to make a hat.
Little Passports USA Edition Field Guide – This field guide has some basic profile information, a checklist of states visited, some activities, and a 2 page spread for each of the 50 states (with spots for the stickers the child will receive in every subsequent monthly subscription package).
Here is a page without stickers for your viewing pleasure.
I had Pipsqueak, the eldest of my squeakers apply the stickers to her fieldbook and assisted her in answering the questions.
Now we sticker!
Verdict: I really liked Little Passports USA Edition! It was nice to review states that we actually travelled to and did some Little Passport learning while in Texas (in addition to back home where we finished the review). My favorite part of Little Passports was the Recipe section! I really enjoyed making the Texas Pan de Campo recipe with Pipsqueak in addition to explaning to her that the New York recipe was New York style pizza when we were at my favorite pizza place in Illinois! I must keep reviewing Little Passports for more than one reason (it is more than noms)!
I want to use my reviews to further investigate this Sam individual.
I am on to you Edward.
We LOVE Little Passports! I wanted something special that I could have on hand for my Pnut people so I stocked up on the monthly packages. I feel that the price justifies the quality, educating factor, and enjoyment for all.
And luckily both she and you get to see more than one monthly package a month!
If you wish to order a Little Passports for a wee one, click here!
Do you think Sam/Edward could be the same person?
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