Armchair Travel for Summer Break

Global Grub

Explore cuisines from around the world by making them at home with kits from Global Grub. Created by Walnut Creek mompreneur Carley Sheehy, the company offers family-fun options including sushi, mochi and fortune cookies. Each kit includes unique ingredients and cooking tools, plus easy-to-follow instructions and a shopping guide for the few ingredients you’ll need to add. From $28.99. globalgrub.com

Atlas Crate 

See the world from home with globally inspired projects and activities that explore new cultures, from Mountain View-based KiwiCo. Designed for kids ages 6-11, each kit includes country-themed, hands-on STEAM activities, collectible cards and stickers, and kid-friendly information that encourages an appreciation of world cultures. Learn about Greece by building a Trojan horse, try some henna art from India, play the national Nepali board game and more. From $16.95 per month for a one-year subscription or $24.95 for a single kit. kiwico.com.

Little Passports

Founded more than a decade ago in San Francisco by two moms, Little Passports offers monthly subscription boxes that take your child around the world or the U.S. with hands-on activities and travel-themed items. The World Edition, for ages 6-10, includes a signature suitcase, passport, wall map, country coin and coin board, a pen pal letter, stickers and an activity sheet, and access to country-themed online content. There are also options for Early Explorers (ages 3-5), a USA Edition (ages 7-12) with two states in each mailing, and STEM offerings. From $15.95 a month. littlepassports.com

Little Global Citizens

Kids ages 4 to 10 can learn about different countries and their cultures with kits from Little Global Citizens. Each box contains an activity guide, storybook, crafts and activities, recipes and more from the selected country. Options include India, Egypt, Kenya and Thailand. They’re available for a single child or siblings, as individual purchases or a subscription. From $39.95. little-global-citizens.com.

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