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Free Printable: Healthy Eating Goals

Each week in 2018 I will post a free printable on my blog that you can print and use as many times as you want with your own family.

Making a goal and then a plan to achieve it is the best way to get something done. I was looking for ideas on Pinterest for how to improve our family’s eating habits, and I created this list from some of the ideas I found:

This list is a great way to work towards healthier eating for your family. If these aren't quite right for you, you can easily edit this list at TheTripClip.com.  

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This list is a great way to work towards healthier eating for your family. If these aren’t quite right for you, you can easily edit this list at TheTripClip.com.

If your family is like mine, and achieving these goals won’t happen overnight, a weekly chart may work better for you. If you achieve a goal just one time in a week, celebrate, and then try for twice the next week. If you reach the goal for all 7 days in the week, you can set a new goal for the next week! You can easily edit this list here.

Try a chart like this to track your family's progress towards healthier eating. If you achieve a goal just one time in a week, celebrate, and then try for twice the next week. If you reach the goal for all 7 days in the week, you can set a new goal for the next week! You can easily edit this list at www.thetripclip.com.

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Free Printable: Ski Packing List

Each week in 2018 I will post a free printable on my blog that you can print and use as many times as you want with your own family.

My son is lucky enough to get to do a ski program through our local school – one of the great things about the Pacific Northwest is that we live close to both mountains and the ocean!

The first year he did this program I got super stressed out trying to make sure he would have everything he needed for the 5 hour adventure on the mountain when I wouldn’t be there. And sure enough, multiple times I had to race back home before the bus left to get something we’d forgotten – one time I even forgot his coat!!

So I created a checklist, and even I, someone who uses checklists all the time, was shocked by how much peace of mind it gave me to have the checklist to help me make sure he had everything he needed.  Try it out for yourself!

A ski packing list can give you peace of mind for your next mountain adventure. The pictures make it easy for littler skiers to help!

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If you need to make some changes to this list, you can easily edit it here by purchasing the Packing List Activity. Click on the text next to any picture to change it, or drag and drop items on and off of the list or to a new position in the list.

 

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Free Printable: Room Cleaning Checklists

Each week in 2018 I will post a free printable on my blog that you can print and use as many times as you want with your own family.

I created these lists to help my kids know exactly what I mean when I ask them to clean a room. They still don’t really want to do the chores, but the grumbling lessens when they can at least see there is a beginning and an end to the jobs expected of them.

I created these lists to help my kids know exactly what I mean when I ask them to clean a room. They still don't really want to do the chores, but the grumbling lessens when they can at least see there is a beginning and an end to the jobs expected of them.

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Free Printables: Thanksgiving Activities

Each week in 2018 I will post a free printable on my blog that you can print and use as many times as you want with your own family.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with some fun, free printables like this Thanksgiving crossword puzzle:

Thanksgiving picture clues crossword puzzle for kids - fun and educational!

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You can easily change the difficulty level to make it just right for your kids.  If you want more like this, or you’d like to print some other Thanksgiving activity pages, to go thetripclip.com.

Try these FREE printable Thanksgiving activities for kids! You can create your own and print more at www.thetripclip.com.

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Make a Reusable Picture Checklist for $18

Combine a picture checklist from The Trip Clip with a plastic sleeve and a dry erase marker, and you can quickly set up a morning routine, bedtime routine, after school chart, chore chart, or any list you need.

Laminate It

Combine a picture checklist from The Trip Clip with a plastic sleeve and a dry erase marker, and you can quickly set up a morning routine, bedtime routine, after school chart, chore chart, or any list you need.

Plastic Sleeve: $10 for 6
Dry Erase Marker: $3.50 for 6

Frame It

Combine a picture checklist from The Trip Clip with a plastic sleeve and a dry erase marker, and you can quickly set up a morning routine, bedtime routine, after school chart, chore chart, or any list you need.Combine a picture checklist from The Trip Clip with a plastic picture frame and a dry erase marker, and you can quickly set up a morning routine, bedtime routine, after school chart, chore chart, or any list you need.

Dry Erase Marker: $3.50 for 6

Hang It

Combine a picture checklist from The Trip Clip with a plastic sleeve and a dry erase marker, and you can quickly set up a morning routine, bedtime routine, after school chart, chore chart, or any list you need.

Dry Erase Marker: $3.50 for 6

Other Options

Here are some other ways you can use a picture checklist:

A kid-sized clipboard, 4-color pen, and a customized picture checklist to help with morning routines, bedtime routines, after school craziness, and chores!

Make your checklist magnetic. You can buy pre-printed magnets, or go to www.thetripclip.com and print your own!

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Make a VELCRO Picture Checklist for $15

Here’s how you can make this cute and super useful VELCRO picture checklist for just $15.

Make your own velcro picture checklist with The Trip Clip.

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Go to TheTripClip.com, and buy 5 Website Activities from The Trip Clip. ($5)
twoMake your checklist magnetic. You can buy pre-printed magnets, or go to www.thetripclip.com and print your own!Once you have an account on the website, click Activities in the menu bar, and go to the Magnetic Checklist Activity.  Click Add to add this activity to your account.
threeMake your own picture checklist for your childPrint your To Do / Done Board by clicking the To Do / Done radio button under Print Settings on the left side of the screen. You’ll be able to put your child’s name at the top of the board and choose the color for the name before you print.
fourscissorsTrim your To Do / Done board to 10 in x 7.5 in.
fiveself-adhesive-laminating Laminate your To Do / Done Board with a laminating machine, or with these self-adhesive laminating sheets.  ($7)
sixMake your own magnetic picture checklist for kids.Go back to the Magnetic Checklist Activity and this time select “Magnet Stamps” under Print Settings. Choose your pictures and edit the text however you like.
sevenPrint, laminate, and cut apart your custom stamps.

eightvelcro-dotsApply VELCRO dots to your To Do / Done Board and your Magnet stamps.  The ones I recommend here are just the right size/sticky-ness to work well with a VELCRO board.

nineMake your own velcro picture checklist with The Trip Clip.Hang up your To Do / Done Board anywhere you like and you’re ready to go!
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Hanging Your Magnet Board

Your Trip Clip Magnet Board can hang on any magnetic surface, like your refrigerator.

A magnetic picture checklist for kids is great for a morning routine, a bedtime routine, or chores!

If your fridge isn’t magnetic, or if you want your chart to be in your child’s room, a cookie sheet works great, and you can buy a cookie sheet for just $1 at DollarTree.

Make a magnetic picture checklist for your kids with The Trip Clip and a cookie sheet!
Make magnetic checklists with The Trip Clip and cookie sheets! Make magnetic checklists with The Trip Clip and cookie sheets! Make magnetic checklists with The Trip Clip and cookie sheets!

Heather also used a $1 cookie sheet, though she painted hers first and then screwed it to the wall to use the back of the cookie sheet to put her girls’ magnet boards side by side:

You can use The Trip Clip and a $1 cookie sheet to make a magnetic picture checklist for your kids!

Another customer bought a magnetic white board ($18) and drew her own To Do / Done frame to use with magnets from The Trip Clip:

A magnetic picture checklist is great for a morning routine, a bedtime routine, or chores!

You can also use the Magnetic Checklist Activity to make a VELCRO board.

Make your own velcro picture checklist with The Trip Clip

Here’s how you can do this yourself for just $15:

  1. Instead of buying the Magnet Bundle, buy 5 Website Activities from The Trip Clip. ($5)
  2. Once you have an account on the website, click Activities in the menu bar, and go to the Magnetic Checklist Activity.  Click Add to add this activity to your account.
  3. Print your To Do / Done Board by clicking the To Do / Done radio button under Print Settings on the left side of the screen. You’ll be able to put your child’s name at the top of the board and choose the color for the name before you print.
  4. Trim your To Do / Done board to 10 in x 7.5 in.
  5. Laminate your To Do / Done Board with a laminating machine, or with these self-adhesive laminating sheets.  ($7)
  6. Go back to the Magnetic Checklist Activity and this time select “Magnet Stamps” under Print Settings.
  7. Print, laminate, and cut apart your custom stamps.
  8. Apply VELCRO dots to your To Do / Done Board and your Magnet stamps.  The ones I recommend here are just the right size/sticky-ness to work well with a VELCRO board hanging on the wall. ($3)
  9. Hang up your To Do / Done Board anywhere you like and you’re ready to go!
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