Occasionally I hear from customers who have used The Trip Clip in new and creative ways. Here are their great ideas!
Heather from Washington
Heather used The Trip Clip® to create a hook & loop chore chart for pet care. She printed and laminated her own custom To Do / Done board, and created big picture clips using the Chore Chart activity.
“We have 5 people in the house, and we never knew who had done what. We were constantly asking people and texting them to find out if anyone had already fed the dogs. Using the Trip Clip to coordinate my house full of independent people makes communicating status on daily tasks much easier.” — Heather
Meghann from Minnesota
Meghann used The Trip Clip to created a combined daily and weekly checklist for her kids. I love how she used small binder clips as reusable markers to indicate when a task is completed each day. And she was also really creative in how she combined the weekly chores with the daily list. Well done Meghann!
“I love your lists. I print a daily list and put it on the left, then I print weekly chores and orient them to the right of the page. It’s a bit of cutting after printing, but gets everything on one page for the kiddos!
I might print one more thing for my oldest (10) to remind her of her monthly and quarterly intentions and goals. ” –Meghann
A Kindergarten Teacher from Washington
Used the school schedule activity to make this checklist for her families to use at home this week since we are doing remote learning.
“I am making a check list to help them mark when they have completed an activity. We are required to show both what we have offered and who has connected. ” –Mrs H
Here are Heidi’s words about what she created:
“I have been a member for YEARS now…. started when my ADHD/Autistic/gifted boy was young, and now he’s old, and now using this with my ADHD/Autistic/Gifted girl to try to get her homework in order. [This] is a listing of my daughters ODD day and EVEN day schedules, with a space under each subject for her to write her homework in. Going to try this instead of the agenda the school gave her…. it may be less overwhelming.”
“Our boards are up! Thank you! My kids love the magnets.
I bought these boards:
Board Dudes Metalix Magnetic Dry Erase Board 8.5 x 11 Inches (DDT37) (click here)
Then I bought these removable hanging strips so I could put them on our wall:
Command Picture Hanging Strips Value Pack, Medium, White, 12-Pairs (17204-12ES) (click here)
We added a bottom row for After School to-dos. My kids wrote their name and decorated as they chose. (My daughter is in Kindergarten, son in 3rd grade). ”
Click here to buy magnets
Jordan from Washington used the “Design a License Plate” activity to put each of her students’ names on a license plate to use as name tags in her classroom. What a great back to school idea!
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“I know your product was not originally intended for special needs kids, but I just want to say how much I love having it at my fingertips for use with children that are on the Autism spectrum. I’ve made many visual schedules/checklists by slightly modifying your product from its original intended use.
I used the weekly chore chart option to print all the pictures I needed for [my daughter’s] daily schedule, but I wanted movable pieces. Once I printed, I cut the pictures apart to make individual pieces, laminated them, and attached them with velcro. Many of the pieces I used the custom feature to make them more specific.”
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Click here to buy VELCRO dots from Amazon:
“I went to the local thriftshop and picked up a cookie sheet for $1.00 (I brought a magnet with me to make sure it was magnetic). You can buy yours here. Then, I spray-painted it a bright “you can’t ignore me” yellow and screwed it to the wall.
I am not exaggerating when I say that it worked like magic! Not only are my kids motivated to clear off their “To Do” column, but it is a great reminder for me about what they are supposed to have done. ”
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“We LOVE Trip Clip!! It gives my early reader reading practice in a practical “real world” way, and gives her a helpful role during grocery shopping. WARNING: with all the word practice, they may edit your list. Haha”
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Have you used The Trip Clip in a creative way? Tell me how in the comments below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
“I finally finished the routine checklists that have been on my to do list a long time. Going to laminate and then ready to use!! I used templates from @thetripclip . The website is really easy to use. It has 2 different subscription levels. Go check them out!!!”
Click here to try these checklists yourself.
Check out these magnet boards Nicole from Idaho ordered. I like her idea of using the time of day instead of the child’s name at the top of the board. And her choice of blue for bedtime and rainbow letters for the morning is perfect!