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Picture Packing List

A picture packing list is a great way to help kids of all ages pack themselves for your next trip.  You’ll probably want to provide some oversight to make sure you don’t land in Hawaii without a swim suit (true story) or go on a road trip without a charger for the Nintendo DS (also a true story – he figured since it was fully charged when we left the house he would be all set for the 2 week trip).  But with a picture packing list, your job can be oversight instead of packer. It is truly freeing to hand the list to your kids and let them run all over the house collecting, counting, and organizing the things they’ll need for your trip while you focus on your own list. And there are are lots of great lessons to be learned while packing for a trip!

A picture packing list is a powerful thing – it teaches your kids to be responsible for themselves, while giving you time to get your own packing done!

A picture packing list is a powerful thing – it teaches your kids to be responsible for themselves, while giving you time to get your own packing done!

 

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Printable Battleship

My kids love this printable battleship game. It’s just as fun as the board game but without all the little pieces! We bring Trip Clip clipboards and attached pens, and they’ve used it on camping trips, waiting for a table at a restaurant, at the airport, and in the car. It’s really great if you need to entertain two kids when you’re out and about.

My kids love this printable battleship game. It's just as fun as the board game but without all the little pieces! We bring Trip Clip clipboards and attached pens, and they've used it on camping trips, waiting for a table at a restaurant, at the airport, and in the car. It's really great if you need to entertain two kids when you're out and about.

And as a bonus, it’s educational!

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Unplugged Entertainment

The Trip Clip clipboard and printable activity pages offer great unplugged entertainment for your next trip. It comes with an attached pen so you can’t lose it, and the pen writes in 4 different colors.

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The Trip Clip clipboard and printable activity pages offer great unplugged entertainment for your next trip. It comes with an attached pen so you can't lose it, and the pen writes in 4 different colors.     The Trip Clip clipboard and printable activity pages offer great unplugged entertainment for your next trip. It comes with an attached pen so you can't lose it, and the pen writes in 4 different colors.  

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Wordsearches For Any Age Or Season

Wordsearch puzzles are a great entertainment, especially when they are personalized! The Trip Clip offers word search puzzles that can be made super easy (5×5) or much harder (15×15). There are also 18 themes to choose from, ranging from holidays to animals to Star Wars. You can also easily enter your own list of words and a puzzle will be automatically generated for you.

Wordsearch puzzles are a great entertainment, especially when they are personalized! The Trip Clip offers word search puzzles that can be made super easy (5x5) or much harder (15x15). There are 18 themes to choose from, ranging from holidays to animals to Star Wars. You can also easily enter your own list of words and a puzzle will be automatically generated for you. 

Combine them with this kid-sized travel clipboard to make a great unplugged entertainment option for your next trip!

This cute, half-size clipboard comes in blue, red, yellow and green. Use it with The Trip Clip's printable activities for fun on the go!

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Give the Gift of Organization!

This magnetic checklist comes with 20 pre-printed magnets, and the ability to make your own. It’s a great way to help parents and kids get organized and stay on track in the new year.

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This magnetic checklist comes with 20 pre-printed magnets, and the ability to make your own. It's a great way to help parents and kids get organized and stay on track in the new year.

 

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Travel BINGO for Every Occasion

BINGO boards are a great way to keep the family entertained when you’re traveling. With The Trip Clip, you can print an unlimited number of boards for a whole slew of different occasions. Print different boards so your family can compete, or print the same board for everyone and work together to find them all!

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The Trip Clip offers 12 different kinds of Bingo Boards, including ones for road trips, airplane rides, going to a restaurant, and more. For each of these, there are 100s of images to choose from, and you can generate a new board with a single click of the refresh button.

You can also use The Trip Clip’s great drag and drop abilities to create exactly the BINGO board you want. This is especially handy if you’re traveling with younger children who might not recognize all the pictures, or will get frustrated if some of them are too hard. You can easily remove the pictures you don’t want to use and substitute ones that are just right for your kids.

This works the other way too – you can create boards that are much harder to give older kids more of a challenge. I like this road sign bingo board for older kids on road trips. It turned into a great way to help our (gasp!) new teenager start to learn more about the rules of the road.

This is a fun twist on travel bingo, and great for older kids. See how many of these road signs you can find on your next trip!

There are other great ways to use the BINGO board as a learning tool. Here is an Airport BINGO board I created, along with a blog post about how to make your next trip to the airport educational.

Airport Bingo with Clipboard and Pen

And if you don’t see exactly the BINGO board you need, The Trip Clip also lets you create a custom BINGO board from scratch.  There are more than 700 images to choose from to create any kind of BINGO board you want.

I used this tool to create a BINGO board for Walk to School week for my kids’ school and it was a huge hit.

Encourage your kids to walk to school with this Bingo Board. It's great for health, concentration, traffic, and the environment!

If you create a great custom BINGO board tell me out about it in the comments below, or email me at molly@thetripclip.com.

 

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Great Gift Idea For Kids AND Parents!

A clipboard, attached pen, and a website with unlimited printable travel activities makes this a great gift for the holidays! Get it for your kids, or for your mom friends who have upcoming travel plans.

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A kid-sized clipboard, attached pen, and unlimited printable travel activities make this a great gift idea for the holidays!

For the 2017 holiday season the Clipboard Bundle also comes with 20 pre-printed Christmas-themed activity pages.  Don’t want the clipboard?  No problem. You can print these activity pages for FREE! It’s my Christmas gift to all my readers. Enjoy!

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