Cooking With Kids – Peanut Blossoms

One of the cookies my mom always made at Christmas time were peanut blossoms: peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss on top. I cooked often with my mom, and kept that tradition going with my kids, especially during the holidays. Cooking with kids offers so many benefits for everyone involved. In addition to teaching … Continue reading Cooking With Kids – Peanut Blossoms

A Secret Message Grocery List

Keeping kids going on a trip to the grocery store can be a real challenge. In fact, this problem is what inspired me to create The Trip Clip in the first place! I found that planning ahead and working to actively engage my son at the store was the most effective way to get him … Continue reading A Secret Message Grocery List

30 Secret Message Puzzles & Riddles

Secret Message Puzzles (or Cryptograms) are great for teaching problem solving that helps in math, science, and computer programming. And they’re super fun, too! These 30 puzzles all have plenty of hints to get new puzzlers started on this fun word game. They'll also be practicing letter recognition and early reading skills. Learn more about how … Continue reading 30 Secret Message Puzzles & Riddles

Exercise With a Side of Science

These activities helped me get my son moving during Covid remote school days, so I thought others might find them helpful too. They give you a reason to go out for a walk, and you can do a little science experiment for some added learning. The 3 Scavenger Hunts on the left are mostly about … Continue reading Exercise With a Side of Science

Math Addition Practice Bundle: 1-digit, 2-digit-, 3-digit, and 4-digit addition

I created math addition practice packets for 1-digit, 2-digit, 3-digit, and 4-digit addition practice and am selling them on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can buy the whole bundle, or buy each level individually (links below). These packets offer graduated addition practice starting with adding 0 to 1-digit numbers, all the way up to adding 4-digit … Continue reading Math Addition Practice Bundle: 1-digit, 2-digit-, 3-digit, and 4-digit addition

30 Beginner Secret Message Puzzles & Riddles

Secret Message Puzzles (or Cryptograms) are great for teaching problem solving that helps in math, science, and computer programming. And they’re super fun, too! These 30 puzzles are all at the beginner level to help young kids learn the rudimentary skill of using a code. They'll also be practicing letter recognition and early reading skills. … Continue reading 30 Beginner Secret Message Puzzles & Riddles

Free Beginner Cryptogram Puzzle

Another Monday, another free (and fun!) activity from The Trip Clip.  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. This puzzle it set at beginner level. You can … Continue reading Free Beginner Cryptogram Puzzle