Little Global Citizens introduces the child to different countries of the world and their cultures through subscription boxes. We have already done the Thailand subscription box.
This time, we are going to learn about Peru with Little Global Citizens Subscription Box. We have always wanted to visit Peru and see the famous Machu Picchu! I hope, once everything is okay, we can travel again!
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Little Global Citizens Subscription Options
Single box – $39.95
Single box + Sibling – $49.95.
Annual / 6 boxes prepay – $239 (plus 7th box free)
Annual / 6 boxes + siblings prepay – $299 (plus 7th box free)
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What’s inside the Little Global Citizens box?
• Adventure Guide
• 2-3 Crafts
• 2-3 Activities/games
• Language card
• Story book
Why We Love ‘Little Global Citizens’
As we have mentioned in our other posts on Little Global Citizens, they are so far the best. The crafts, games, and activities included in the box are fun and exciting for young kids. They are so simple that even kids with no art interest can still do them with little to no supervision.
They also included a language card which is fun to read! Most especially, I like the book because they are not too short and not too long either – which works for kids with short attention span.
Learning about Peru with Little Global Citizens
We haven’t been to Peru, and the kids haven’t been to South America. So, we are excited to introduce to them Peru through the Little Global Citizens subscription box.
The name Peru means Land of Abundance. It is the third-largest country in South America, after Brazil and Argentina.
Peru is quite a country! It has a diverse culture, the widest variety of food and music, and the most extremes of climate and landscape. Peru has three main areas. There is the coastal Atacama desert where the big cities and beaches are. At the center of Peru lies the Andes Mountain, the world’s second-highest mountain range, which is home to indigenous Peruvians, llama, alpaca, and Machu Picchu. Lastly, the Amazon rainforest makes up half of Peru which is home to biodiversity and indigenous people.
Machu Picchu is one of the famous tourist attractions in the world. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. It was the symbol of the Incan empire. But the Incas left the place when the Spanish invaded Peru.
A. Adventure book
This is also known as the parent and child activity guide! It has all the crafts and activities to do with your child – instructions, explanation, and story/history behind.
They introduced a girl named Chaska. She lives on a farm in the Andes Mountain with her family. They raise alpacas to use the wool to weave colorful clothes and hats. They study two languages: Spanish and Quechua. Chaska’s favorite sport is futbol (soccer). She also loves playing the game of Sapo. Her favorite meal is Pachamanca, which means ‘Earth oven’, where they dig a big hole in the ground and cook all sorts of meats and vegetables in it with hot stones. Her favorite drink is Quinoa milk.
B. Craft 1: Panpipes/Siku
Panpipe is a traditional musical instrument made of bamboo. The Peruvian word for panpipes is Siku. People usually play this at special ceremonies, small bands, or for fun at home.
For the first craft, we made a Panpipe or Siku. We lined up 8 paper straws together, and cut them in one snip diagonally. Secure them with tape. Then decorate it with Wiikki Stix and pom-poms.
C. Craft 2: Alpaca
Alpacas are part of the camelid family. The camelid family includes camels, llamas, guanacos, alpacas, and vicunas. Peruvian farmers decorate their llamas and alpacas with bright-colored tassels, so they can identify their animals.
Decorate your alpaca with wikki stix and pom-poms!
D. Craft 3: Nazca Lines
In Pampa Colorada lies the mysterious Nazca Lines. They are huge drawings of animals, birds, and geometric shapes on the desert floor. It is a mystery because no one knows why they are there or what they mean.
We were not able to do this yet. We are in Alaska, and everything is covered with snow! Once the snow melts, we will surely gather some dirt to make our own Nazca lines!
E. Activity 1: Frog Toss Game
Legend has it that if the magical frog ‘El Sapo’ came to the surface of the lake and caught the gold in its mouth, the person who threw it would be granted one wish. Then the frog would turn to gold.
For this activity, take turns tossing pennies inside the frog’s mouth. The winner is the person who gets the most pennies inside the mouth.
F. Activity 2: Amazon Rainforest Memory Game
These are the animals of the Amazon rainforest! Test your memory by matching pair of cards.
G. Activity 3: Inti (Sun God of Inca) Coloring page
Ancient Incan people held a big festival to celebrate the Sun God, and ask for the sun to make their crops grow!
H. Recipe: Causa Rellena con Pollo
Causa is a layered potato casserole/salad. For fillings, you can use chicken and avocado, tuna salad, corn, or beans.
Causa comes from the word Kausay, meaning sustenance or energy in Quechua.
I. Book: Up and Down the Andes
The book is vibrantly illustrated with folk art. It has a lot of great information about the Andean culture and the important festivals that are celebrated each year.
Some of the festivals are Virgen de la Candelaria on February 2, El Senor de Los Temblores on Easter Monday, Inti Raymi: Festival of the Sun on June 24, and All Saints’ Day on November 1. The history of Peru was also summarized from The Ancient People to the Inca Empire, The Spanish Conquest, Colonial Rule until the Independence. It also mentioned the Peoples of Peru: The Chavins, The Wari, The Incas, and the Indigenous people today.
J. Language Card
Learning Quechua was interesting! ‘Nepaykullayki’ (nah-pie-coo-yah-key) is ‘hello’ in Quechua. ‘Huq Ratukama’ means ‘see you later’.
Still, Little Global Citizens is the most entertaining and most engaging travel subscription box. This is our second box, and we are not disappointed! The crafts are easy to understand and do. The activities/games keep the kids entertained. And the storybook has lots of great information about Peru! We are so glad we decided to learn about Peru with Little Global Citizens.
**This is NOT sponsored. We bought this subscription box on our own accord using our own money. We are not affiliated with them nor we know any people working for them. So rest assured, my opinion here is honest and only based on our experience.
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