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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Roadtrip Ready: Roadtrip Countdown

A few weeks ago, I started looking for some fun roadtrip games to play with the boys while we are driving. I stumbled upon this really amazing post by The Dating Divas that is full of great roadtrip ideas and even includes a ton of free printables. My favorite idea from that post is their Roadtrip Countdown...as soon as I saw the idea I knew I had to make one for our trip this summer. The Dating Divas have a really cute roadtrip countdown printable that you can write in your different stops on, but I wanted to make something a little different. So with the help of these cute state printables from The Vintage Lemon, I made my own Roadtrip Countdown!
 This was honestly the easiest project, and it is one that I know my boys are going to be SUPER excited about! I started out by printing out all of the states that we are going to visit on our roadtrip. You could easily customize yours by making it with different cities you are driving through, different attractions you are visiting, or even include pictures of family members you may be visiting on the way. I decided to do the states because we are working on visiting all 50 states while the boys are still little:) I also printed out some Airstream clip art to help track our progress on the countdown.
 I punched two holes in the top of each of my states and then strung them onto some curling ribbon in the order that we are going to be visiting them. 
 Then I simple tied the two ends of the ribbon on opposite sides of the car in the backseat. {Make sure that it doesn't hang down too low and block the drivers view...that could be dangerous!} I spaced out the states so they reached evenly across the car and then I used a small clothespin to attach the Airstream clip art to the states. As we move from state to state the boys can simply move the Airstream to the state we are in...from Mississippi all the way to California!

Fun and easy...plus the boys will be getting a pretty great geography lesson too!
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Kelli said...

That's awesome! My kids would get so excited each time we entered a new state. This will be a big hit with your boys I'm sure!

Carrie said...

That is so fun! They will have so many things to do and learn at the same time! Love this idea!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

Bah, omgosh this is SO cute! I love how the little camper travels along the bottom. :)

Stopping by from serenity now

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I will have to remember this next time we go on a road trip.

Sarah said...

I really want to make a road trip countdown but the blog you linked is private. :( Anyway you could send me the files or get the blog author to let you link to a pdf?

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