Make a Travel Activity Book In Under10 Minutes

I used The Trip Clip with my kids a lot over the years, and there was a long period of time where we would never take a trip without two clipboards filled with activities the kids would like. On airplane trips they always wanted an Airport BINGO board for while we waited to board our … Continue reading Make a Travel Activity Book In Under10 Minutes

10 Chore Charts You Can Make With The Trip Clip

The Trip Clip has lots of different ways to make chore charts that can grow and change with your kids. Here are 10 different types of chore charts that you can make with The Trip Clip. 1. Daily Chore Chart For an Individual Kid The most straightforward chore chart is a simple list with checkboxes. … Continue reading 10 Chore Charts You Can Make With The Trip Clip

Week 35: Practice Writing – Write a Book!

Week 35: Practice Writing - Write a Book! Having your kids write their own book is wonderful writing practice! When my son was 5 and waiting for his little brother’s Play Gym class to end, I stapled together a set of these templates that included a picture and a writing space below, and he wrote a … Continue reading Week 35: Practice Writing – Write a Book!

Print Your Own Morning Routine Magnets

Morning routine magnets are an excellent way to help get through tough mornings getting the kids out the door in time for school. At first my family used a paper checklist that we hung on the wall, but after a while we switched to magnets on the refrigerator. My kids never bothered to check things … Continue reading Print Your Own Morning Routine Magnets

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

A solid morning routine can make a world of difference when you're trying to get the kids out the door for school every morning. This picture list is simple, nice to look at, and works well for kids of all ages. I used one with my kids until they were around 10 or 11 and could remember all of this on their own. You can print this as is for free, or edit it to make it just right for your family.

Morning Routine: Daily, Weekly, Mobile, Magnetic, Hook & Loop

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from raising my own kids, and from 15 years of working on The Trip Clip, it’s that there is no single checklist that will work for every kid. Even if you find a good one for your kid at one point in time, they will grow and change and … Continue reading Morning Routine: Daily, Weekly, Mobile, Magnetic, Hook & Loop

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

A Zoom Thanksgiving w/ Scavenger Hunt

My family has made the difficult decision to not gather for Thanksgiving this year. With virus counts increasing everywhere, and elderly, at risk relatives in the mix, we've decided we will do our best to find ways to celebrate virtually. Our plan is to gather via Zoom not for a full meal, but just for … Continue reading A Zoom Thanksgiving w/ Scavenger Hunt

Healthy Snack Ideas

We are trying to eat healthier at our house (who isn't, right?) which means some of my kids' standard snacks aren't meeting the bar. One of my kids likes Cheez-its, goldfish, or saltines as his snack. The other likes a frozen waffle with lots of Nutella on it. Since these are all basically solid carbs, … Continue reading Healthy Snack Ideas