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chasing40toes travel activity binder for kids

In light of COVID-19 we’re all doing far more car travel for family vacations, which often means we’re in the car for much longer than we have been in recent years.  A few weeks ago we drove up to Nantucket which was 4+ hours in the car followed by a 2 hour ferry ride.  Needless to say, I needed to get creative with activities for my three year old.  I don’t shy away from screen time or snacks- which generally can keep her attention- but given the length of the trip, I thought it would be good to diversify my options.  I recently saw a post from one of my favorite kids activity and learning bloggers, @chasing40toes where she made activity binders for their road trips.  She filled it with fun, and educational worksheets and games, and I loved that it could be saved as a keepsake from the trip.  So I went ahead and took a page out of her book (literally) and made an Activity Binder for our trip to Nantucket.  Here’s what I included (based on her recommendations!):

  • Dry Erase Marker with wipe-off top attached with a string and duct tape to the binder.  I tied mine with some gimp to one of the binder rings.
  • A Google Maps printout of our travel route. I put this in the front left pocket.
  • Sheet protectors so kids can write and wipe on worksheets, mazes, etc.)
  • A three ring pencil case with crayons
  • Dot stickers and dot sticker activity printables
  • Coloring pages, worksheets, word searches, mazes (most of this can be found online for free or for a small fee for access to unlimited downloads)
  • Stickers
  • Blank Paper

 

The best part about this is that you can make it unique to your child, their interests and their age/skill level.  Here’s some examples of what was inside our Travel binder.

travel activity binder
travel activity binder worksheet
travel activity binder worksheet
travel activity binder
travel activity binder worksheet
travel activity binder worksheet
travel activity binder
travel activity binder worksheet
travel activity binder

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