5 tips for Christmas holiday travel – with KIDS
TIPS for Christmas Holiday Travel
Over the river and through the woods….to Grandmother’s house we go…
It is that time of year when we all head home for the holidays. Be prepared for that road trip! Kids love to be busy and they love to make things for OTHERS! Keep them busily making Christmas gifts!
Tips for Christmas Holiday Travel – Open Me When…… Envelopes
What a sweet gift idea for Grandma or Aunt or anyone. I’d love one!
You need: Envelopes, paper, and a creative kiddo! Each envelope is labeled with things like:
When you miss me…
On a Tuesday…
When you need a hug…
Before you eat icecream…
Inside each envelope have them draw a photo or write a poem or a letter. This will be a cherished gift!
Thanks to dadmumbaby for this wonderfully sweet idea.
Tips for Christmas Holiday Travel -Happy Chicklets
Even a young kiddo can love this gift idea! You need markers and a package of white gum squares. What a great gift! Thanks to the clever Andrea at Love is for the wonderful idea.
Tips for Christmas Holiday Travel -I love you because book…
Oh, I love this so much. 🙂 You can put them together before you leave and have kiddos work hard on them while you are on the road. You can make one for Dad, Grandma…Sister…go ahead and have them make one for you!
Just take a few pieces of paper …any size….any color…and write as you see in the photo. The child lifts up the and draws a photo to match the word. Pre-writers can dictate or older siblings can help. You will LOVE the sweetness when they are done.
Not sure how to put this together? Check out the great tutorial from Wayward Girls Crafts will be a treasured forever gift. All you need for wrapping is an envelope!
Tips for Christmas Holiday Travel -Picasso Kiddo
Create these black and white photos on your own computer. Don’t know how? Just go to edit and play with it until it seems ‘right’. (It’s Picasso, remember? He put 3 noses on people…so don’t worry about it being wrong.) Print and put in the bag of goodies for the road along with some markers and a $store frame.
Have kiddo color all or part of the photo. Place in frame and voila! Great gift for cousin, aunt or friend. Thank you parents.com for this lovely idea!
Tips for Christmas Holiday Travel -Book on CD
I love to read to the kids, but can’t in the car. Always makes me feel less than wonderful. 🙁 A book on CD is the perfect solution! Choose an old favorite or a new one …Harry Potter, Charlotte’s Web, Where the Red Fern Grows…. Be really creative and follow the book with the movie! Talk about the differences and similarities. ****
Buy on Amazon or borrow from your local library. Cracker Barrel has a great program where you buy a book, listen to it, and return it at the next Cracker Barrel (Minus a small weekly fee)!
Happy Wintery Travels,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist