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I’m glad you found The Trip Clip® blog! I’ll post here about new activities and clipart, fun ways to use The Trip Clip products, and about life as a Tech Mom.  I love to hear from others, so leave a comment any time!

 

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Free Printable: Lunch Box Checklist

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.

Try this lunch box checklist to help your kids pack their own healthy lunch. There are lots of great reasons to do this!

  • Learning independence. An important job for every parent is to teach their kids life skills that will help them take care of themselves. Click here to read more.
  • Learning about nutrition. Helping your kids develop healthy eating habits can be tricky. This visual representation is great for teaching kids about the food groups and helping them understand how to eat a balanced meal. Learn more.
  • You don’t have to do it for them! A little more time to finish that coffee would be great, right?

Your kids can pack a healthy lunch all by themselves with the Lunch Packing Checklist. You can choose the categories that make sense for your family, and customize the options to match your kids’ tastes and the contents of your refrigerator.

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If this list isn’t exactly what you need, you can use The Trip Clip® website to make it just right for your family.

How old are your kids? Do they pack some or all of their lunch themselves? Tell me in the comments below!

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Free Printable: Basketball 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.

Bingo is a great way to keep the kids entertained in many situations. This Basketball Bingo Board will help keep siblings entertained during basketball games.

Bingo is a great way to keep the kids entertained in many situations. This Basketball Bingo Board will help keep siblings entertained during basketball games. 

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Want to print more? You can generate new basketball themed bingo boards, or even edit individual squares, by going to The Trip Clip website.

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Free Printable: After School Screen Time 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.

This printable will help you set boundaries around screen time during those tough after school hours.

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If this list isn’t exactly what you need, you can use The Trip Clip® website to add items, change the pictures, or edit the words.

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The Best of 2017

This was a busy year for The Trip Clip. I worked hard on promoting my products on social media, and on making the picture checklists available on mobile devices. Stay tuned in 2018, because those mobile lists should be ready very soon!

Here are a few Trip Clip highlights from 2017:

Number of Countries Where The Trip Clip is Used: 43

In 2017, customers from more than a dozen new countries made Trip Clip purchases, including Colombia, Latvia, Puerto Rico, Greece, Netherlands, Chile, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Malta, Iceland, and Malaysia.

In 2017, customers from more than a dozen new countries made Trip Clip purchases, including Colombia, Latvia, Puerto Rico, Greece, Netherlands, Chile, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Malta, Iceland, and Malaysia. Many of these users are English speakers living in other countries, but some of these customers are using The Trip Clip's ability to enter your own text to make lists in their own languages!

Many of these customers are English speakers living in other countries, but some of them are using The Trip Clip’s ability to enter your own text to make lists in their own languages!

Make a grocery list in any language!

Most Popular Activity in 2017: Morning Checklist

This printable picture checklist is by far my most popular activity. Getting everyone out the door on time in the mornings is apparently a universal problem!

Get organized for back to school with this drag and drop morning routine maker.

Most Popular Social Media Post in 2017: Chores By Age

This chart has been shared on social media (primarily pinterest) tens of thousands of times. I think parents often struggle to know what chores they should be asking their kids to do.Use these age appropriate chore lists to create a chore chart for your kids. I like to pick 1 or 2 new chores each year to add my kids’ responsibilities. There are lots of good ideas here!

Most Popular Customer Spotlight in 2017: Magnetic Cookie Sheet Checklists

In 2017 I started featuring customers who shared their Trip Clip pictures with me. This post showing how Kelli from Idaho made magnetic checklists using cookie sheets was the most popular:

“My kids were really excited to see their to do charts! We are now ready for school to start!” — Kelly

Kelli from Idaho made magnetic checklists using cookie sheets:  “My kids were really excited to see their to do charts! We are now ready for school to start!

 

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For Special Needs Families

I have been very happy to find that The Trip Clip has been helpful to special needs families.  Here are just a few of the kind words they have sent me over the years!

I have been very happy to find that The Trip Clip has been super helpful to special needs families.  Here are just a few of the kind words they have sent me over the years!

Click here to learn more about how The Trip Clip® can help special needs families.

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Crossword Puzzles For All Ages

The Trip Clip lets you easily print crossword puzzles for all ages. The are a fun and educational way to keep the kids entertained while you travel. Young kids can practice first letter sounds, older kids will practice spelling and logic!

Fun and educational - keep the kids entertained while you travel. Young kids can practice first letter sounds, older kids will practice spelling and logic! Fun and educational - keep the kids entertained while you travel. Young kids can practice first letter sounds, older kids will practice spelling and logic!

 

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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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