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Free Printables: 9 BINGO Bored Boards

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.

These Summer Bored Boards offer 9 free printable BINGO boards with ideas sure to inspire creative play. Have your kids try to get a BINGO, or black out the whole board.  You can print these boards as is for free, or easily generate your own at www.thetripclip.com. There are over 500 images to choose from to inspire you and your kids to think of fun new activities to do this summer!

These Summer Bored Boards offer 9 free printable BINGO boards with ideas sure to inspire creative play. Have your kids try to get a BINGO, or black out the whole board.  You can print these boards as is for free, or easily generate your own at www.thetripclip.com. There are over 500 images to choose from to inspire you and your kids to think of fun new activities to do this summer!

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Summer Reading Ideas

Tips and free printables to keep your kids reading this summer!

1. Stock your Shelves

The right book can turn a reluctant reader into a voracious one. The trick is to keep putting books in front of them until something clicks. Try these steps and keep a shelf they have easy access to stocked with lots of choices.

The right book can turn a reluctant reader into a voracious one. The trick is to keep putting books in front of them until something clicks.

If you need more ideas to get you started, try these:

For kids who like the familiar, books series are a great choice. These are all excellent choices!For kids who like the familiar, books series are a great choice. These are all excellent choices!Excellent books for science fiction and animal loving pre-teens

2. Broaden Their Horizons

Once you get your kids reading, sometimes the challenge can be to get them to try new things. This Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to help make that happen. Treat it like the reading program at your local library – let your kids keep track of what they read and offer a prize if they complete the list. You can print it as is, or edit it to make it just right.

Make your own summer reading list with The Trip Clip custom checklist maker. This list by book genre will encourage kids to broaden the kinds of books they read this summer.

3. Make It Fun

The most important thing you can do to keep your child reading is make it fun.  This bingo board is a great way to do that.  Encourage them to get a BINGO in any direction, or black out the whole board if they can! You can print it as is, or edit it to make it just right.

This is a super fun way to encourage your kids to read this summer! Challenge your child to get a BINGO in any direction, or even wipe out the whole board! You can also easily edit this board with your own challenges. 

If you have other great ideas about how to keep kids reading over the summer, share them in the comments below!

Help your kids find books they like, and encourage them to read broadly and have fun doing it!

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Free Printable: Reading Bingo

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.

This is a super fun way to encourage your kids to read this summer! Challenge your child to get a BINGO in any direction, or even wipe out the whole board! You can also easily edit this board with your own challenges.  If you come up with good ones, share them with me at molly@thetripclip.com or in the comments below!

This is a super fun way to encourage your kids to read this summer! Challenge your child to get a BINGO in any direction, or even wipe out the whole board! You can also easily edit this board with your own challenges. 

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Free Printable: Summer Reading Challenge

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.

Broaden your kids’ horizons this summer by encouraging them to read outside of their comfort zone. This list uses genres, but you can create any kind of list you want that helps challenge your kids to read new things.  Maybe you’d choose to have them read a  newspaper or an article online? You can easily edit this list!

Make your own summer reading list with The Trip Clip custom checklist maker. This list by book genre will encourage kids to broaden the kinds of books they read this summer.

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You can easily edit this list using The Trip Clip website.  You can add more items, remove items, and even change the pictures or the text.

Talk to your kids and work together to great a customized challenge to keep then engaged and reading all summer.  And a reward for the completion of the list won’t hurt anything!

If you create a list that works well for your family, share it with me a molly@thetripclip.com.  I love to see all the creative ideas my customers come up with!

 

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Free Printable: Beach 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.

Packing lists are such a wonderful thing. I love having a printed list I can use to make sure we don’t forget anything when we head out the door, and a picture packing list for a trip to the beach lets your kids help collect what can often be a surprising amount of gear!

Packing lists are such a wonderful thing. I love having a printed list I can use to make sure we don't forget anything when we head out the door, and a picture packing list for a trip to the beach lets your kids help collect what can often be a surprising amount of gear!

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These may not be quite right for your family, so you can also easily edit this list using The Trip Clip website.  You can add more items, remove items, and even change the pictures or the text.

You can print out a list for each trip, or try laminating it so you can re-use it for your next beach outing.

Also, coming soon, all of these picture lists will be available from you phone or tablet!

 

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Free Printable: Summer Schedule

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.

Feeling overwhelmed by long summer days stretching out ahead of you that all need to be filled? A simple trick is to create a framework for each day. You might not always need it, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little structure to help you and the kids know what’s coming.

Feeling overwhelmed by long summer days stretching out ahead of you that need to be filled? A simple trick is to create a framework for each day. You might not need it every day, but sometimes it's nice to have a little structure to help you and the kids know what's coming.

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These may not be quite right for your family, so you can also easily edit this list using The Trip Clip website.  You can add more items, remove items, and even change the pictures or the text.

 

 

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Free Printable: Summer Vacation Rules

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.

Setting up house rules for screen time is a great way to help make sure your kids don’t spend their entire summer in front of a screen – or worse, spend it arguing with you about how much screen time is too much.

Try setting up Summer Vacation Rules and then posting them someplace visible to everyone to make your expectations for your kids clear. Here’s a great starting point:A great way to help make sure your kids don't spend their entire summer in front of a screen (or better yet, arguing with you about how much screen time is too much) is to nip it in the bud by setting some house rules for screen time.  

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These may not be quite right for your family, so you can also easily edit this list using The Trip Clip website.  You can add more items, remove items, and even change the pictures or the text.

Take some time to think about exactly what’s important to you, and what best meets your family’s values. If done carefully, this simple list can make a huge difference by setting the tone for how your kids will spend their summer days.  If you try it – share your stories in the comments below. Did it work with your kids? Also send me your family’s list at molly@thetripclip.com and I’ll collect them and share them to give others ideas for what good rules might be!

 

 

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