52 Weeks of Learning with The Trip Clip

I really love all of those hidden ways there are to teach my kids something when they don’t even know they’re learning. Finding learning opportunities in everyday things is a big part of why I created The Trip Clip.
I really love all of those hidden ways there are to teach my kids something when they don’t even know they’re learning.  Finding learning opportunities in everyday things is a big part of why I created The Trip Clip.

For 2016, each week I will share a new way you can use The Trip Clip as a learning tool. I’d love to hear any feedback you have, or other ways you’ve found to teach your kids using The Trip Clip!  You can email me at molly@thetripclip.com.

 Make your mornings smoother and empower your kids! The Trip Clip makes it easy to create and print custom morning routines for your kids, and the pictures make it easy for big and little kids to know what needs to be done next. Try it at your house and find out how capable your kids are! You’ll finally have time to finish that cup of coffee.

Week 1
Life Skills

Morning Routine

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Week 2
Math & Science

Slug Bug Game

 Writing practice, name spelling, and phone number memorization, all in one!

Week 3
Handwriting

Letter Tracing

 First grade word search spelling practice

Week 4
Spelling

Word Search Puzzle

 9-year-old room cleaning checklist

Week 5
Life Skills

Room Cleaning Checklist

 Drawing Starters

Week 6
Learning From Art

Drawing Clips

 Sudoku for all ages

Week 7
Math

Sudoku

 Crossword Puzzle - First Letter Sounds

Week 8
First Letter Sounds

Crossword Puzzles

 Summer Packing List for Kids

Week 9
Life Skills

Packing List

 Airport Bingo with Clipboard and Pen

Week 10
Travel Learning

Airport Bingo

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Week 11
Math

Battleship Game

 Over 500 printable coloring images. You can print your own coloring book!

Week 12
Handwriting

Coloring Pages

 Printable hangman templates to keep your kids entertained anywhere you go.

Week 13
Spelling

Hangman

 Teach your child to pack a healthy lunch all by themselves!

Week 14
Life Skills

Lunch Box Checklist

 Secret Message Puzzles are great for teaching problem solving that helps in math, science, and computer programming. And they’re super fun, too! You can even write your own secret message for your budding spy to discover.

Week 15
Problem Solving

Secret Message Puzzles

 A great lesson in handwriting AND safety - have your child practice their parents' cell phone numbers and address

Week 16
Handwriting & Safety

Letter Tracing

 Keep the little ones entertained on the sidelines and teach them a little spanish along the way with this Futbol Bingo Board

Week 17
Foreign Languages

Bingo

 Great for entertainment and learning! Challenge your child to find an item nearby that begins with each letter. Use it at a restaurant, in the airport, or anyplace you go with your kids. Each time you print it you'll get a different set of letters to practice those first letter sounds, handwriting, and spelling!


Week 18
Reading & Writing

Alphabet Game

 Add a little structure to your summer with a picture schedule. This one is super easy to edit so you can make it right for your family.>

Week 19
Learning Balance

Summer Schedule

 When my kids are totally uninspired by EVERYTHING, there is always something on one of these boards that sparks an idea and gets them off and running on something fun. You can easily make your own Bored Board. Choose from more than 500 pictures, and edit the text under any picture to make it just right for your kids.

Week 20
Summertime Board Bored

Bingo

 Road trips with the kids can be a ton of fun. They can also be a great source for learning! Play the license plate game with a labeled map to help teach your kids some geography.

Week 21
Geography

License Plate Game

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.

Week 22
Summer Reading

Custom List

This game has been a surprising hit with my family. It's a little like watching for VW bugs on a road trip, but you can pick what things you watch for (and there are hundreds of images to choose from at thetripclip.com). It's exciting when you spot something on the list, and it's interesting to make predictions ahead of time about which items will be seen the most and the least often. Even better, your child will be practicing data collection and graphing skills without even knowing it!

Week 23
Learning Math

Count On It

Use these age appropriate chore charts to pick 1 or 2 new chores to add to your child’s responsibilities. There are lots of good ideas here!

Week 24
Learning Life Skills

Chores & Checklists

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!

Week 25
Learning Life Skills

Road Sign Bingo

With The Trip Clip you can easily make your own grocery list, and the kid-sized clipboard and 4-color pen are perfect for using the list on the go.

Week 26
Learning SO MUCH

Picture Grocery List

Easily make a custom license plate with your child’s name on it. They will love decorating it and making it their own!

Week 27
Learning Self Expression

Design a License Plate

Get in a little extra math practice before school starts with these fully customizable math practice pages from The Trip Clip. From single digit addition all the way through 5 digit division, you can challenge your kids at their level.

Week 28
Math Practice

Although adults usually think crossword puzzles are about solving clues and knowing obscure words, it turns out that crosswords puzzles with picture clues can be great for helping kids practice spelling!

Week 29
Practice Spelling

Crossword Puzzle

Find out how capable your kids are with this Magnetic Checklist from The Trip Clip. Perfect for setting up a morning routine, an after school checklist, a bedtime routine, or a chore chart. You can even easily print your own magnets!

Week 30
Learning Life Skills

Magnetic Checklist

Empower your kids with this school supplies checklist. Younger kids will love being in charge of finding all their own supplies at the store!

Week 31
Learning Life Skills

School Supplies Shopping

This drag and drop school schedule maker is a great visual support for home schools and for kids with Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, and other special needs. It helps them know what to expect from their school day.

Week 32
Learning Independence

School Schedule

So many possibilities with this twist on the alphabet game! For younger kids use it to find items that start with each letter. Try it in the car or at the grocery store. Write the found words to in some handwriting and spelling practice. Challenge older kids to try to find a bingo all in one sign, or print two different boards and find them all in order before your opponent. Click through for more ideas for this alphabet bingo board!

Week 33
Early Reading Skills

Alphabet Bingo

If after school is a crazy time in your house, try this editable after school checklist.

Week 34
Executive Functioning

After School Checklist

These printable story templates let kids use their imaginations to write stories and draw pictures. Easily create a little book for your budding author!

Week 35
Writing Practice

Write a Book!

Teach your child to pack a healthy lunch all by themselves! This easy to use drag and drop tool lets you make a custom Lunch Box Checklist that matches your child’s tastes and your refrigerator’s contents.

Week 36
Learning Nutrition

Lunch Box Checklist

Get in a little Spanish practice at the grocery store with a Lista de Compras! You can make a grocery list in any language you want.

Week 37
Learn a Foreign Language

Grocery Shopping

If your child can't ever get enough mazes, try these printable mazes that are generated automatically at all skill levels. Unlimited mazes!

Week 38
Problem Solving

Mazes

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

Week 39
Learning Healthy Habits

BINGO

Great for entertainment and learning! Challenge your child to find an item nearby that begins with each letter. Use it at a restaurant, in the airport, or anyplace you go with your kids. Each time you print it you'll get a different set of letters to practice those first letter sounds, handwriting, and spelling!

Week 40
Reading & Writing

Alphabet Game

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.

Week 41
Learning Responsibility

Chores Bingo

The Trip Clip word search puzzle maker will let you create puzzles with any words you want to use - which means you can use them for some foreign language practice!

Week 42
Learning a Foreign Language

Word Search

A grocery list and handwriting practice all in one! Combine it with a kid-sized clipboard from www.thetripclip.com for great entertainment at the grocery store.

Week 43
Practice Writing at the Grocery Store

Letter Tracing

Not all screen time is created equal. Instead of putting a blanket limit on screen time, think about the kinds of screen time your kids are having, and aim for balance.

Week 44
Learning Balance – Screen Time

Custom List

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

Week 45
Learning From Holidays

Lots of Activities

Alphabet Bingo is great for the grocery store - have your kids find something that starts with each letter and write it in the box. Fun and super educational!

Week 46
Learning While Grocery Shopping

Alphabet Bingo

A social story can really help a special needs child know what to expect and better handle the unexpected. With over 1000 images to choose from, The Trip Clip can help you create a social story for any occasion.

Week 47
Life Skills for Special Needs Kids

Custom Lists

Use The Trip Clip's letter tracing activity to help young kids write their Christmas list!

Week 48
Handwriting Practice

Letter Tracing

FREE printable activities to keep your kids busy on the plane, in the car, or even just at grandma's house!

Week 49
A Travel Gift For YOU!

All Activities

Easily create a customized bedtime routine checklist. Consistency at bedtime can make it smoother and more calming for everyone.

Week 50
Learning Life Skills

Bedtime Routine

Keep your child busy in the car by letting them give you directions and track your progress.

Week 51
Learning To Navigate

Driving Directions

Even little kids can write thank you notes if you have them trace the words! It’s an adorable custom touch that your relatives will love, and it’s great handwriting and etiquette practice for your kids. There’s even room for them to draw a picture of the present they received.

Week 52
Handwriting Practice

Traceable Thank You Notes

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