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Road Trip Planner Printable

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I made this road trip planning printable almost a year ago and just found it recently (haha!).  Although we mainly rely on our phones for road trip planning, I thought it would be good to also have a paper-and-pencil planning option.  My parents still get a lot of use out of the Camping Notebook that I made, so I was hoping that others would equally benefit from a printable Road Trip Planner, too.


The PDF includes two sizes of pages, full and half size.  Each page can be printed as many times as you'd like and placed in a binder or half binder.  You could keep all your road trips in one notebook as sort of a scrapbook of your family vacations.  Let me know if there are other pages you'd like to see included in the printable.


Included Pages

Vacation Calendar- days of the week without dates, which can be used to map out where you plan on being or going each day

Menu- plan out your food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a few different styles of pages

Snack List- what's a road…

Jurassic Printable Labels for Themed Road Trip

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We just got back from our Jurassic-themed road trip to the beach, which I will be writing more about soon.  To organize our stuff, I made these cute parody labels with a Jurassic Park feel.  Throughout the entire trip, the family talked about the pictures, but they really made it fun.



Jurassic Park DVD Collection  ⟰  Dinosaur World Race Track
Chomp and Roar Mask  ⟰  Jurassic World Matchbox Cars
Real Feel Mosasaurus  ⟰  Playing Cards  ⟰  Raptor Kurplunk!
School Backpack  ⟰  T-Rex Anatomy Toy  ⟰  Jurassic World Uno
Flying Pteranodon  ⟰  Giant Volcano Playset  ⟰  Tin Lunch Box
Fillable Dinosaur Eggs  ⟰  Jurassic World Lego  ⟰  Magalodon




I started out making labels for our packing cubes. which we use like small suitcases or envelopes for each day.  I used the days of the week, because packing the entire family one day at a time works best for us.  I also have labels for our sweatshirts, dress-up clothes, and sweatshirts.  I also included some blank labels if you'd rather put names on them …

100 Screen-Free Camping Activities for Kids

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It's almost Memorial Day, which for those of us in the northwest is the kickoff to camping season!  When we're out as a family, we try to keep the phone and tablet usage to a minimum (plus we go far enough into the woods that that we don't have cell reception usually) with the exception of the odd e-reader.  Instead, the emphasis is on spending time together as a family and enjoying the outdoors.  Because the question often comes up in parenting groups, I thought it would be a good idea to make a big list of things kids (and adults) can do outside- away from the cabin, RV, tent, and devices.

To make the list more interesting, I asked my blogging friends to contribute their own blog posts to show how their family does these activities.  After I only got about half my links filled, I filled in the rest with other articles I found.  The colored text is clickable.


1- Geocaching (Explore More, Clean Less)

2- Painted Rocks (Sixth Bloom)

3- Kayaking (E.C. Edventures)

4- Mountain…

Lego Movie Franchise 20 Questions Game

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Today, the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part comes out on DVD!  My kids loved the first movie and really enjoyed the second one in theaters.  They can't wait for us to buy the movie, so they can watch it again.  Of course, we also love playing Lego and pretend they are Lego movie characters as well.  With all this Lego love, I thought it was a good time to put out a printable!

I originally made this game for our Lego Road Trip last summer.  I never got it published.  Now that the Lego 2 movie is out, it seemed like a great time to add in the new characters and add it to the blog.



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The PDF contains 21 characters for both movies with a picture and name for each.  Print the two pages and cut out the cards and Altoid tin label.  Glue the label onto an empty tin and put the cards into the tin for…