I made these for the 6-year-old, thinking I'd get some other activities together for the "baby." Well, that never happened. So he kind of got the leftovers from Sissy's things.
Ready to road trip!
The first idea I came across that I loved was this Road Trip Activity Countdown by Small + Friendly's blog.
I made a countdown for the way there and the way back!
Next, I needed to come up with some activities to put on each link (8 links for each countdown).
Luckily, I came across Kids Activities Blog who had some great ideas for me in THIS blog post. I'll just highlight some of the more successful activities.
These lacing cards were a hit. Olivia loves to sew, so I knew she'd really enjoys these.
Next up was a travel memory game.
This was a little too easy for her, but fun nonetheless.
Next up was a Magnetic Tangram Puzzel at Delia Creates.
Next up was a Travel Bingo game from Simple As That! This was great because it had pictures instead of words. Helpful since she isn't reading just yet.
I made 2 cards; one for her and one for me!
Here's a super fun favorite...Build a Monster from Simple as That!
This was her end result.
And for the grand finale, the one that I think she (and I) enjoyed the most...shadow puppets!
I printed out the princess fairy set and glued them to card stock before gluing to a Popsicle stick. Her and I took turns making up stories using the shadow puppets.
As for the little guy, we liked it when he was like this (i.e., quiet and content)...
but mostly when he was like this...
Which didn't happen nearly enough!
But in the end, it was a great trip!