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Free Printables: 15 Mazes

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.

Mazes are wonderful entertainment on the go, and The Trip Clip makes it possible to print hundreds or even thousands of unique mazes that are just right for your child! Simply refresh the page and a new maze will be generated on the fly. You can also easily change the difficulty setting for your mazes. Start with Beginner, and work your way up to Extreme!

Print 15 Mazes for Free

Mazes are wonderful entertainment on the go, and The Trip Clip makes it possible to print hundreds or even thousands of unique mazes that are just right for your child! Simply refresh the page and a new maze will be generated on the fly. You can also easily change the difficulty setting for your mazes. Start with Beginner, and work your way up to Extreme!

Make Easier Mazes

Make Harder Mazes

If you want to print lots of mazes fast, use the Activity Book option.

 

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Free Printable: Chores for 4-5 Year Olds

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.

There are lots of opinions out there about whether or not kids should do chores, which chores are appropriate, and whether or not kids should get paid for them.

I think the most important thing is that kids do as much for themselves as they can. Sure, many times it’s a lot easier to just do it myself. But as much as possible I ask mykids to do any jobs they’re capable of. I want them to learn to take care of themselves so that they’re not the kid at college who doesn’t know how to do laundry, or the young adult who doesn’t know how to cook pasta.

I’ve also been very surprised by how much my kids enjoy helping around the house (once I get past the initial resistance, which happens every time I initiate a new task). I think they feel good and important and capable when they can do some of these jobs. I recently taught my 14-year-old how to wash dishes (I know, way too late, but I’m trying), and he told me he thought it was a very good thing that he knew how to do that now! I agreed with him.

To get you started, here are chores that are appropriate for a 4-5 year old.

Chores are a great way to teach important skills and responsibility. You can print this list as is, or easily edit it to be just right for your family.

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This list is intended for reference, to give you ideas of what things a child this age can do. Remember that if these tasks are new to your child, you’ll need to introduce the tasks slowly, and teach your kids the individual steps involved so that they can practice and improve! I like to add new chores one at a time to their of daily or weekly to do’s so that I don’t overwhelm them. Sometimes it takes weeks in between adding a new task before they’re ready for another one to be added on. It’s a process!

If you need to make some changes to this list, you can easily edit it here. 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: Baseball 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.

If you have a kid who plays sports, you know how much time and energy goes into trying to make sure they have all the right gear at every game and practice. A great way to make this easier for everyone is to have a packing list. Print it out, hang it on the wall, and a whole bunch of mental energy you usual spend trying to make sure you’ve remembered everything can be spent instead on trying to figure out if you washed that particular pair of socks, or where those shoes landed after the last practice!

Truly the best thing about the packing list, though, is the independence it can give your kids. When they have a list to work from, they can take control of their own gear in a way that just doesn’t seem to happen when the list is in your head. Give it a try, you may be surprised by how well it works!

A picture list can work wonders for helping your kids take responsibility for having all of their gear at every practice and game. Give it a try!

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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: Airport 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.

Airport bingo board is a great way to fill the time between security and boarding the plane. This is one of my kids’ favorites Trip Clip Activities.

This airport bingo board is a great way to fill the time between security and boarding the plane. This is one of my kids' favorites Trip Clip Activities. You can even edit the board, and print a new one for each trip. Try it with a kid clipboard from www.thetripclip.com!

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You can also edit the board, and print a new one for each trip. Try it with a kid-sized clipboard from The Trip Clip to make your trip even smoother!

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!

If you like this, you may also want to check out my blog post about great ways to learn new things at the airport: Learning While Traveling.

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Free Printables: Easter 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.

These activities are great for keeping your kids entertained while celebrating the holiday.

Click here to print them for free!

These activities are great for keeping your kids entertained while celebrating the holiday, and they may learn a little something too!

You can also use The Trip Clip website to customize any of these activities to make them just right for your child. In addition to these free printables, the website will let you:

 

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Free Printable: Chores 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.

Chores Bingo is a great way to mix things up and make chores more fun. Unlike daily assigned chores, this bingo board lets kids try — and learn! — different jobs. It works surprisingly well for spreading the work load and keeping it interesting.

You can create your own Chores BINGO board at www.thetripclip.com. This is a great way to get your kids to do some chores and keep it fun.

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Unlike daily assigned chores, this bingo board mixes it up a little, so kids try -- and learn! -- different jobs. It works surprisingly well for spreading the work load and keeping it interesting.

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Free Printable: 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.

A picture packing list is a great way to teach your kids important life skills! For younger kids, make the list for them and let them collect and pack the items themselves (just be sure to double check their work!). For older kids, have them make their packing list themselves, and then go over it with them to make sure they’re not forgetting anything.

Packing lists are also great to help you  get out the door for daily or weekly sports practices. A good checklist can be a life saver for kids and adults!

A picture packing list is a great way to teach your kids important life skills! You can create the list for younger kids and let them practice packing their own suitcase (just be sure to double check their work!). Older kids can make their own packing list (that you can check over) before packing their bags.

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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.

 

A picture packing list is a great way to teach your kids important life skills! You can create the list for younger kids and let them practice packing their own suitcase (just be sure to double check their work!). Older kids can make their own packing list (that you can check over) before packing their bags.

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