The Trip Clip has a lot of tools to help your family get off to make the most of the summer and get great start this school year.
3 Printable Checklists Every Family Needs
The pictures make it easy for big and little kids to know what needs to be done next. And you will stop being a drill sergeant shouting out orders!
You can use the custom checklist maker to create your own after school screen time rules. Clear expectations can help you avoid daily battles over screen time and keep your kids on track.
A bedtime routine can do wonders for helping your kids feel safe and get them settled for sleeping.
Use the drag and drop tool to create a bedtime routine that’s just right for your family.
Some kids need a more tactile approach, or stronger visual indicators of their progress, than what a printed checklist offers. For those kids, a magnetic checklist might work better:
These magnetic checklists are 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! Get it here.
More Useful Printable Checklists
The Trip Clip has other printable checklists that might be just what your family needs to get the school year off on the right foot.
This visual school schedule is great for home schoolers and for kids with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, and other special needs. It helps them know what to expect from their school day.
A weekly after school chart is great for helping kids keep track of their busy schedules. You can also keep track of tasks that need to be done before screen time.
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.
Put your kids in charge of their school supply shopping with a picture checklist.
Plan a Great Summer in 6 Easy Steps
The sun is out, the kids are out of school, and we can see summer sprawled out in front of us full of lazy days, fun outings, and a chance to reconnect with our kids after a year of school and schedules and activities and busyness. I always look forward to summer with some joy, and often a lot of worry about how to make the most of the time off of school. There are lots of things I put on hold during the school year because we just don’t have time, and no matter how much I try to avoid it, my kids always seem to be on the edge of over scheduled.
So when summer comes, it’s time to make plans to be sure we can fit all the things we want to do into the 10 short weeks with the kids at home and under my direction.
A little planning and organization can turn a good summer into a great one.
Embrace Screen Time This Summer
Are your kids asking for screen time all the time now that school is out? Surprise them and tell them yes! They can pick from any one of these excellent activities using screens.
- Embrace Screen Time This Summer: Be Creative
- Embrace Screen Time This Summer: Make It Educational
- Embrace Screen Time This Summer: Connect
Beat the Summer Slide
Studies have shown that kids perform better on tests at the end of the school year than they do at the beginning of the next school year – all those months off really do take their toll. Help your kids brush up on some important skills before they return to school in the fall with these educational Trip Clip Activities.
Help your kids prepare for the upcoming school year with some math practice. You can print addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division worksheets that are super easy, or super hard, or anything in-between.
Help your kids prepare for the upcoming school year with some spelling practice! Use grade-appropriate words and create your own puzzles.
The Trip Clip lets you print out worksheets with the full alphabet (upper and lower case), numbers 0-9, and custom words and phrases. Have them trace their name and phone number, or their favorite movie character’s names to make it more meaningful.
Having your kids write their own book is wonderful writing practice. These simple templates are a great way to get inspired – ask your kids to write about something they did this summer.
And there is nothing that beats reading to help kids avoid the summer slide. Here are some great resources for kids of all ages: