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Moana Alphabet Flashcards

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!

We're going on a Moana themed road trip!  My kids love the movie right now, and we play it quite frequently.  They are also all in various levels of pre-reading.  I like to have not only fun things for the kids to do on the road but also things that are educational.  I'd like to think that these Moana themed alphabet cards are both.

They can be used for reading practice, letter identification, memory match, or spelling.  I'm going to laminate them and put them on…

How to Plan a Star Wars Themed Road Trip

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!





It's almost May the 4th, which means it's time to start thinking about Star Wars!!!  I'm a bit obsessed with themed road trips.  In honor of May the Fourth, I present a totally nerdy Star Wars party on wheels.



To keep everyone from turning to the dark side, be sure to pack lots of fun, themed foods and drinks.  From snacks to meals, Star Wars is the only way to travel.


light saber silverware // Amazon

teddy graham ewoks // Over the Big Moon

grape light sabers // Al…

DIY Magnetic Tangram Set

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!



Tangrams, which originated in China, are popular puzzle for kids and adults.  They can be very simple or very complicated depending on how the puzzle is presented.  For this week's Travel Time Tuesday, I'm sharing an airplane travel version of tangrams that's cheap and easy to DIY.


I started with this Plastic Tangram Set from Learning Resources, which came with six compete sets of tangrams in six colors.  I loved all the different colors because it allowed me to …

Airplane-Themed Activities for Travel

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!




When you have airplane loving kids, you have to get the most traction out of it that you can.  This list is full of plane activities that can be used before the trip or taken on the trip.  Lots of free printables and just plain fun stuff.  Enjoy!


Book List by Embark on the Journey

Airplane 3-Part Cards by Pinay Homeschooler

Printable Pack by Homeschool Preschool

Air Travel Printables by Every Star is Different

Airport Quiet Book Page by Imagine Our Life

Printable Tot Pack by Our…

Toys for Your Airplane Trip

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!




Continuing our series on Airline travel, this Travel Time Tuesday looks at toys for the journey.  It was crazy as I was making up this list how many activities have been replaced by devices.  If you're looking for an "old fashioned" airplane trip, these un-plugged toys are exactly what you need.


1- Green Toys Plane

2- United Airlines Airliner

3- Lego Duplo Airplane Set

4- In the Air Toob

5- Planes Matching Game

6- Bamboo Plane







7- Kanoodle
8- Seek and Find book
9- Elect…

Airplane Travel Wish List for Three Kids Under Six

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!


As I mentioned last week, we're talking about an airplane trip sometime in the near future (if we don't drive).  Although many activities and accessories are useful for both the road trip and the airplane, these are a few things on my wish list if end up flying.



Sort of a funny one for the first item, but probably one of the most important things for my transportation crazy boys.  All the major airlines have their own diecast planes (United Airlines, Southwest, Alask…

Tips for Flying With Kids

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!




It's almost spring break time, when a lot of people will be braving the (un)friendly skies for vacations.  Although we don't have any immediate plans for air travel, we are talking about a cross-country trip in the near future.  These are the blog posts that I've found most helpful in my pre-planning.


My kids are currently 5, 4, and 3
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Have Kids Will Travel by The …

How to Plan a Frozen-Inspired Road Trip

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!




I'm a bit obsessed recently with themed road trips.  Check out the big Pirate themed one we did last summer and the zoo and dinosaur themed ones that I did as examples.

The kids have been asking about another road trip, so we brainstormed some ideas for the new theme.  Dragonfly suggested Frozen, which made the boys happy because they love Olaf.  It also seemed like a good winter-theme.  We don't have any road trips planned for right now, but here's some ideas in…

How to Plan a Zoo Themed Road Trip

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This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!



As I was growing up, my family used to spend our vacations road tripping to zoos in our area.  We'd drive to a city, stay in a hotel with a pool, do a day at the zoo, and drive home.  It was the perfect way to spend a long weekend.



Now that I'm the mom, I get to share my love of zoos with my children.  Although we don't have any zoo trips planned for the future, I've put together this post as a guide for next time.  I always tell my husband that I'm just …