Homeschool Geography is Delicious with Universal Yums!
For the last year, we’ve been taking our taste buds on vacation during our homeschool geography experiences with Universal Yums. We’re not planning on stopping anytime soon, so, if you’re looking for a way to make your homeschool geography lessons fun, memorable, and delicious experiences, you might want to consider signing up for a Universal Yums delivery!
Since we haven’t really been able to travel much recently, having our Universal Yums subscription arrive every month has been a welcome “culinary vacation” for our entire family. As much as I love that our Universal Yums subscription can help me our homeschool geography lessons, the foodie in me 100% appreciates the opportunity to try treats I wouldn’t have otherwise thought to even try.
We have a monthly subscription, so my boys pretty much stalk our daily mail delivery as soon as I get the “your order is on it’s way” email from Universal Yums. As soon as the box arrives, we’re literally counting down the days until the weekend. My husband works Monday-Friday, so, once the weekend comes, the four of us are all together again and we can dive into our newest box of treats!
How Universal Yums Works
If using Universal Yums as part of your homeschool geography lessons sounds like a good idea to you, it’s super easy to get started receiving their Yum Boxes! First, you’ll want to decide on the size of the box you’d like to receive.
There are three different sizes to choose from (ALL come with free shipping to the USA):
The Yum Box: comes with 5-7 snacks and a 12-page booklet with trivia and games
The Yum Yum Box: comes with 10-12 snacks a 16-page booklet with trivia, games, & more
The Super Yum Box: comes with 18-20 snacks and a 16-page booklet with trivia, games, & more
Once you make your box decision, you’ll want to decide if you’d like to sign up for their monthly subscription or pre-pay for multiple months at once. If you choose to sign up for multiple months, you will be able to take advantage of a cost savings.
After you sign up, you’ll receive a box full of treats from another part of the world! So far, we’ve gotten to experience treats from Spain, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, Ukraine, and more. Included snacks vary from sweet to savory and everything in between, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy in the boxes.
If you happen to really love a treat that was included in your Universal Yums box, you can even order additional treats from their Yum Shop.
Our Experience using Universal Yums for Homeschool Geography
When I signed my family up for Universal Yums, I decided to start with the “Yum Yum Box.” Since we were going to use our subscription as part of our homeschool geography lessons, I knew that I wanted to get the 16-page booklet instead of the 12-page booklet (more info = more learning!) and 10-12 snacks sounded like a better fit for my foodie-family of four than 5-7 snacks.
We’re about a year in, and I’m 100% glad that I chose to sign up with for the middle tier. When we receive small candies or treats to try, they’ve typically been sent in sets of 4, so that has worked perfectly for us. It’s also been super easy to split larger treats into equal portions of four (and, often, have leftover!).
At this point, we look forward to receiving our monthly Universal Yums delivery so much that I’ve been considering bumping us up to the “Super Yum Box.” The Yum Yum Box takes us about an hour to get through each time and, honestly, I’m ok spending a little more to get additional snacks for us to try while spending more time learning together as a family.
As for the 16-page booklet that’s included in the boxes, it’s chock full of trivia, a recipe from the featured location, and even some games. Before we try each treat, I’ll read the blurb of information about the treat aloud. Then, we all give the treat a taste and submit our ratings on the provided ratings sheet. It’s so much fun to see how our tastes vary!
If you’re worried about not having time to prepare lessons in time for your Universal Yums homeschool geography lessons, know that you can always check their Facebook page for updates about the next box. Personally, though? We enjoy the surprise and will supplement our experience with videos or books afterwards if we choose to.
If you’re considering trying out Universal Yums, whether it’s to use with homeschool geography lessons or because it’s exciting to try foods from other parts of the world, I hope this article helped you with your decision! As you can tell, our experiences have been nothing but positive, so I always recommend Universal Yums to friends and family!
Until next time, stay safe and enjoy quality time with your family and friends!
Elizabeth Dukart is a proud born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 human boys & 1 canine boy.
Created in 2021, Elizabeth owns and publishes That Homeschool Family: a free resource for homeschooling parents and beyond! A seasoned blogger, Elizabeth previously published a popular location-specific family resource blog, but decided to “Pivot!” her blogging focus after she started homeschooling her two boys in 2020. In addition to this blog, you can follow Elizabeth’s homeschooling and family adventures on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.
When she’s not busy taking over the world or homeschooling, Elizabeth can be found listening to music (especially The Beatles & Harry Styles!), being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, shopping, or traveling!
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