Little Global Citizens is a new subscription kit that is geared to kids 3-7 that teaches them about a new country every month. There are crafts, toys, and books to help teach them about the culture in the country that is featured that month.
Raising kids who are creative, compassionate, cultured, and inquisitive is a really important thing for my husband and me. Our kids are the future.
We have always made learning a priority so we are always looking at fun ways to do that. Like, going to the aquarium or the zoo from a young age, and regularly, has been a fun way at incorporation learning into a fun family activity. We have had different memberships to different places, like New England Aquarium, when we lived in Boston, to now having a membership to Glazer Children’s Museum, here in Tampa. They provide different, fun ways for the kids to learn and be active. Exposing them to different exhibits gives them a chance to learn and create fun memories while playing.
After having Hunter, I was eager to stay at home with the kids. It became so important to me because I wanted more time with them every day. Plus, it allowed me to be more actively participate in their exploration and education. Their daycare was so fantastic, but I really wanted to be present for fun things, not just get a recap.
But how would I be able to provide these fun, educational opportunities for them? Especially, for a smart, creative 4 year old?
Little Global Citizens
The recently launched Little Global Citizens subscription kit is the perfect thing to help me do fun, educational activities with Autumn.
The monthly kit is filled with fun activities that kids 3-7 will love to do. They are centered around a location and include things like a book, a recipe for a family dinner, crafts, and interactive toys.
Autumn loved The Little Global Citizens box that featured projects related to a visit to Kenya. (Their first kit was to Thailand!)
When it first arrived, we went through everything, seeing what she’d about the country of Kenya.
Plus, she was just so excited to “finally” get something for herself. (Gosh, I remember getting pen pal letters from a girl in Finland. OMG mail days were the best days ever!)
Learning and Having Fun
There is a guide of kids and a guide for parents in the kit. The guide for the kids, features a friend that will take them on their journey to the country. The RockStar guide for the parents explains more about the country and the kit. I really liked how it suggested different things to help your child get the most out of the kit and learn from it. For example, it suggested how to help INTERACT and CELEBRATE to help them actively learn about the country. The guide certainly helps you answer all those “why questions your kids have.
We continued to do activities throughout the month so it would give us something to do every few days. This helped keep her busy and keep the excitement up from the special kit that was just for her. One day it was making the making binoculars to use on a safari. And another day was coloring the lion and the flag of Kenya.
Besides Autumn learning things, I learned so much myself. “Simba” is the word for Lion in Swahili, which is spoken in Kenya, when Autumn was coloring in her lion. Yeah, I had no idea even though I’ve seen The Lion King like 100x!
Autumn’s favorite activity was making the Maasai Necklace.
Using a paper plate, paint, string, and beads (all included in the kit), we crafted a brightly colored necklace. While she painted away, I explained what the t beads colors represent. As well, how the different designs on the necklaces represent different things. How old they are or if they are married or their role in the tribe.
Playing, Crafting and Reading
While the crafts were certainly fun for Autumn, I think the best thing in the kit was the book. “Mama Panya’s Pancakes” was a sweet story about a community coming together to enjoy pancakes that Mama Panya made. She and her son didn’t have enough to host a dinner on their own, but everything brought something. It became a pot luck so everyone enjoyed something and shared something special too. We’ve read it so many times now.
Just their the villagers coming together for dinner, your family can enjoy a Kenyan dinner together. There is a yummy recipe in every kit for the whole family to enjoy. This months’ recipes was for a Coconut Milk Chili Bean Stew.
Besides being a really cool kit, I love that Little Global Citizens gives back 5% of profits to Room To Read. Supporting businesses that support local and global initiatives is so important to me. There are so many great charities that address the needs of kids and people with all different kinds of needs. It always important to take an active step in support programs that helps others rise up and better themselves.
If you are looking for something that is fun for your kids, nieces & nephews, or grandkids- then the Little Global Citizens kit is the perfect thing for them.