Let’s Get Real Link Party #49

Welcome to our Let’s Get Real Friday Party!

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

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Let's Get Real Friday Party

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Gear Find: Sun Power 6000 Solar Charger by Secur

Don’t you hate when your electronic device is nearly out of power? There are times you need  a way to charge an electronic device and you either don’t have access to a power port or there’s no electricity.  The Sun Power 6000 Solar Charger by Secur is a handy solar charger that is perfect for recharging devices when you’re on to go or on vacation, when you can’t get to a wall outlet, or after an emergency.

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to review the Sun Power 6000 Charger by Secur. It arrived just before an RV trip my family and I took it along to put it to the test.

Sun Power 6000 Charger -Prevent your electronics from dying with this solar charger. Perfect for summer outdoor adventures or for your emergency kit,

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Clean Eating Meal Plan: Quick and Easy Summer Meals Week 4

Clean Eating Meal Plan- Quick & Easy Summer Meals 4 - Recipes and meal ideas for healthy, real food dinners

Warm summer weather begs to be enjoyed. There are so many fun summer activities you could be out enjoying. The last time you want to do is be stuck in a hot kitchen when you want to outside enjoying summer fun. The solution is a meal plan with plenty of quick and easy recipes and meal ideas.

When it comes to meals, you can recipes that are quick and easy, so that you can get outside and get going. I’m here to share what we will be eating this week. All the recipes are quick to prepare, contain all natural clean ingredients, and are healthy for you and your family.

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches & Giveaway for Nielsen-Massey Pure Extract

Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Join Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as we celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, as well as National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 20. What started 30 years ago has grown into a much-anticipated opportunity for kids and adults alike to cool off on warm summer days with ice cream treats of all types, including homemade ice cream sandwiches – currently one of the hottest dessert trends.

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Little Passports Takes Kids on an Adventure

 

Little Passports - USA Edition Geography Program Review

Travel is a fun learning experience. You learn about other places, people, and so much more. Learning comes naturally when it’s also fun. Little Passports is a terrific educational program that takes children on a journey around the world. They learn about new places, people, and cultures in an entertaining and engaging way.

Little Passports follows two children, Sam and Sofia, as they travel the globe and share their travels via this monthly subscription service (USA edition or World edition). In their 5th year, the duo has now traveled all over the United States too. The Little Passports program recently sent me one of their Unites States edition packages to share with my children and with you.

As a homeschooler, I was familiar with the Little Passports program. I had considered ordering the program, but for whatever reason never subscribed. I was thrilled to receive this program and try it out.

 

The USA edition consists of 2 envelopes; 1 Discovery Kit that everyone gets on their first month, and a State Adventure Kit featuring 2 states (Wisconsin and Virginia). Monthly subscriber will receive a new State Adventure Kit each month with 2 new states.

Little Passports Discovery Kit

The discovery kit I received contained (shown above):

Letter to the kids from Sam and Sofia

Large USA wall map

USA Scratch Book

Field Guide

Disposable Camera

Plastic envelope to keep the kit in

 

Little Passports Takes Kids on an Adventure - Review of United States edition geography program Little Passports Takes Kids on an Adventure - Review of United States edition geography program

Here’s what I received in my State Adventure Kit (Wisconsin and Virginia including Washington D.C shown above)

A full color activity guide filled with information, games, puzzles, recipes, and more.

Stickers for the field guide with State flag, animal, flower, seal, and more.

3D Pop up models of a milk carton (Wisconsin) and the White House (Washington D.C.)

Postcards (1 for each state)

Little Passports Takes Kids on an Adventure - Review of United States edition geography program

The kids loved this program. They spent hours enjoying the games, reading the material, building the models, and cooking the recipes. For Wisconsin, the kids were able to make fresh butter and cranberry pie. For Virginia, they made Mary Ball Washington’s Gingerbread. They enjoyed the Photo Scavenger Hunt in the Field Guide that invited them to explore their hometown and take pictures with the included camera.

Sample Page from Little Passports Takes Kids on an Adventure - Review of United States edition geography program

Sample Page from the Activity Guide

As a parent and teacher, I liked that the activity book was filled with a variety of activities. My kids were engaged for hours. Topics included map reading, science, history, geography, cooking, and art. Everything is presented in a full and age appropriate way. I loved the Photo Scavenger Hunt the kids did. It was great to see their take on everyday things. These photos will be ones that I keep for a VERY long time.

3D Pop Up Projects

3D Pop Up Projects

Overall, I loved this program. I would definitely recommend it to families. Here are the pros and cons of the program for me and my family.

Pros: Provides hours of fun, ideal for children ages 7-11, high quality and full color materials, encourages children to get out and explore their own area, educational, reasonably price ($10.95-$13.95 per month)

Cons: Some of the 3-D building kits had small pop out pieces that could rip.

 Do you like to programs like this? 

Now you can receive your own Little Passports kit delivered to your children. Little Family Adventure readers will receive special savings on the Little Passports United States or World editions. You’ll save 40% off your first month right now with the code: FUN40.  Go to LittlePassports.com to redeem this code and learn more about the program.

 

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