Travel Activities for KIDS using paper

Travel Activities for KIDS using paper

The more the merrier when it comes to ideas to keep kids happy and engaged on vacation – especially in the getting there phase of long hours on the road or in a plane. Travel activities for kids that are quiet and easy are even better!

You’ll love these fantastic ideas travel activities for kids using paper! Banish this bored look from your dream trips forever!

bored little girl with braids, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Travel Activities for KIDS using paper – Mom! You are so SQUARE.

colorful art with geometric designs, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Cut paper squares before you leave home and put them in a large ziploc baggy (Note to self: BUY stock!) along with crayons or markers. If you use colored pencils – don’t forget the pencil sharpener!

colored pencils, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Tie in the artwork to you vacation. Each square can represent a different city or sight. Make one for each traveler, too! When you get home, put them together and voila! Colorful and FREE memory.

Don’t fret. Your kids will never say YOU are square because there is probably another word for that these days anyway.  LOL!

Travel Activities for KIDS using paper – The Cootie Catcher

Remember the fortune teller, now renamed the cootie catcher? Here is a refresher on how to make one. Add questions about your family and your travel destination.

Cootie catcher pattern from funorama, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com Want a printed one to get started? Free from Billy Bear 4 Kids.

CootieCatcher printable from Bill Bear 4 Kids, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

These fun cootie catches keep little fingers busy AND review skills like math and sight words.

This one is fun for a nature walk on a camping trip and FREE from Teacher’s Pay Teachers.

Nature Themed Fortune Teller Cootie Catcher from Teachers Pay Teachers, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Love this one with an art theme. Heading to an art museum on your trip? Get the artistic juices flowing!

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Travel Activities for KIDS using paper – Big mouth critters!

Big Mouth paper art creature from Whimsical Publishing Company, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Make your own big mouth critter and let the kiddos have fun using them like hand puppets. Thank you, Whimsical Publishing Blog for the  FREE easy, squeezy directions here.

Travel Activities for KIDS using paper – 3 D chameleon

art paper chameleon in tree from smART class, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Have Repunzel fans at your house and/or fans of color changing chameleons? This is a marvelous activity for girls AND boys! This one requires either prep at home from mom (I know, I know, a mom’s job is NEVER done.) or an older kid who can handle glue in the car (or a mom who can handle kids handling glue in the car….is that you? It is NOT me!) .

BUT it is sooooo fabulous that I had to include it anyway. I made the triangles ahead of time even though my kiddos are way old enough to handle glue….but this way – no waiting on the glue to dry! Other ideas…tape, double sided tape, glue stick…

Thank you, smART class (Smart – ART – get it? The English teacher in me loves clever names!) for the fabulous idea and step by step directions.

Travel Activities for KIDS using paper – Lanterns

paper lanterns from The House that Lars Built, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

You needed the car decorated on your road trip didn’t you? This very easy activity is fun for kids of all ages. Use tape instead of glue to make it car friendly.

Thank you, The House that Lars Built for the directions.

The Educational Tourist and kids in Turkey, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Happy and peaceful travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

The Educational Tourist logo, Travel Activities for KIDS using paper, www.theeducationaltourist.com

 

 

 

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5 Responses

  1. Kristi Hynes says:

    Super fun ideas! I loved the fortune teller as a kid! Glad I have instructions again since I forgot how to fold one! Not so sure about the new name!

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    I couldn’t resist commenting. Perfectly written!

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