It's also different because we're trying something different this year and that is not letting the girls in on where we are going. We have them believing we are going camping for a week. Haha. Mommy & Daddy are the tricksters in this here plot. And we've had our friends in on it too, saying such things as "What are you going to do when you're camping?" and other such questions. They are really excited about the idea that we are going camping. Jake said while he was putting Kyra down for her nap today that she was telling him all kinds of things she's going to be doing while camping. Such as roasting marshmallows, picking up sticks and rocks and sleeping in a tent and having a fire. Aiden's pretty excited too. She's looking forward to putting on her swimsuit and she wants to fish. Haha, silly kids.
So my friend Gail and I were trying to come up with some really great ideas for the roadtrip to entertain the girls for the 6+ hour drive. She went online and found some really awesome ideas. Games like fishing, guess what's in the bottle, Road Trip Bingo that I found printale bingo cards with road signs that the girls have to spot and put a star on each item (don't know how well that's going to go with Kyra). I found that printout on Mom's Minivan website.
Also got this idea from the MiniVan site.
* Travel Tickets - Use some colored construction paper to cut out some "tickets" for your trip. Give your child a pre-counted baggie full of tickets. Every half hour (or every 30 miles) they can turn in one ticket to you. When their tickets are gone, the trip has ended! This really helps young children get an idea of how much time is left on the journey.
So my idea here is to give each of the girls 1 at a time at random and at random times. Since Aiden knows her letters I figured she might get it rather quickly...well sort of. I'm hoping Kyra won't rip them to shreads. LOL. So at the end of the trip, they'll each have 5 letters. These will then be part of the plan on Tuesday morning before we head to the park. (see last item on this post).Chalk and black construction paper
So ladies and gents, there you have it. Our night before preperations for our trip. I will be blogging everyday of our trip (hopefully) but if not, I'll be sure to send all the trip details when we arrive home if I don't get a chance to do it while on our trip.
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