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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jurassic Printable Labels for Themed Road Trip



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.













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 or add extra details.


Probably most strangely of the entire set, I have a label for the travel potty according to my emergency toilet blog post earlier this year.  Although it sometimes made things a bit messy, the coffee can toilet worked pretty well for us.  I'll write more about it when I do our trip summery post later.




I printed and laminated these labels for durability.  Even through we were on the wet coast, they lasted very well and still look like new.  I haven't done the themed labels for our trips before, but I am really enjoyed it.  I'm sure there will be more in the future.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

100 Screen-Free Camping Activities for Kids



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 Biking (Tales of a Mountain Mama)

5- Flashlight Tag (Kids Activities Blog)

6- Hiking (Mama Smiles)

7- Water Skiing (Boating Essentials // Juggling Act Mama)

8- Firefly Catching (Bug Necklace // Whimsy Love)

9- Scavenger Hunts (Sixth Bloom)

10- Baseball (Friendship Bracelets // Butterscotch and Berrys)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lego Movie Franchise 20 Questions Game



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 a portable game that's always ready for times of waiting.  When you find yourself stuck in a doctor's office, restaurant, hotel, car, or anywhere else, pull out the cards and take turns playing 20 questions!

The basic rules of 20 Questions:  One person secretly selects one cards from the deck.  The other players take turns asking questions that can only be answered with a "Yes" or "No."  The person with the character card answers the questions and keeps track of how many questions have been asked.  If no one guesses the character after 20 questions, then the players move onto a new card.  Play for as long or as short as you'd like.



Unikitty's Sweetest Friends

Sweet Mayhem's Systar Starship  ⚉  Escape Buggy

Ultrakitty and Warrior Lucy  ⚉  Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi

Queen Watevra's Build Whatever Box

Emmit's Dream House  ⚉  The Rexcelsior

The Pop-Up Party Bus  ⚉  Emmit's Thricycle

Battle-Ready Batman and Metalbeard