I didn't have a lot of time to gather more goodies since I was not going to cover this until next year-but that is how things go. So a better planned continent box stuffer would probably have a few more trinkets and things to look at. This is what we have (so far) as I will continue to find things to pop into it (for perhaps future grandchildren).
Contents for the South American Box:
**FYI: the Safari Toobs and the dig kit are linked to my Amazon Affiliate program
*Easter Island Statues: From the Safari Toob World Landmarks
*Easter Island Monument Dig kit: This is actually a part of his archaeology unit but once done he can toss this into the box too (Amazon)
*[Venezuela] Wooden Chocolate Box: gift from a friend (yes, we have some awesome friends who understand our need for chocolate)
*[Brazil] Trinket Box: gift from sister-in-law who is from Brazil.
*[Honduras] Coffee Bag (empty of course): gift from yet another friend (his family owns this coffee plantation)
*Animal Cards: from the animals card set from Target
*S.A. landmark cards: Landmarks cards set from Target
*Postcards: from my sister-in-law
*Stamps: mostly from eBay
*Coins: from eBay
*We also have access to a gorgeous travel bag my sister-in-law gave our oldest daughter (for graduation) that was hand-made in Puru (out of llama or alpaca wool-just cannot recall which)
*Bat: there are many bats to be found in S.A. so I thought I would throw this dude in (probably from the dollar store)
*Birds: from Safari Toob Exotic Birds set
image from Amazon.com
I could purchase the Rainforest Safari Toob too. I still may do that. Just haven't had the time to really add more to this. Plus, I plan on hitting the Goodwill and Salvation Army to look for souvenirs from here as well. That's all we have in our box for now-hope it helps you out for ideas.
Field Trip Idea:
We are going to go to dinner at our local Rainforest Cafe. Just to enjoy the (albeit fake and noisy) ambiance of the S.A. landscape-well and the food and the mist that drizzles here and there near the displays. LOL