View Full Version : Trip Calendar for the Kids

06-29-2007, 02:09 PM
I've been looking at the trip planning stuff and setting up our calendar for the Aug week we'll be at WDW. I realized that what I was making is more for me and my sister than for the children. I don't know about your children, but mine will be asking me - where are we going today? where are we going tomorrow? when are we going to AK?

So, I designed a simple easy to use trip calendar to hang in the room that works for both DD4 and DD12!!

I used a stiff red felt sheet (11x16) and divided it into 7 columns, one for each day. Then labeled the top of each day - Sunday, Monday etc - all in black sharpie.

Next I took colored squares of felt and cut out a symbol (about 2" diameter) for each park/event:
grey castle outline - MK
white circle - Epcot
green tree - AK
blue sorcerers hat -MGM
pink crown - char breakfast with princesses
gold campfire - FW campfire w/ chip & dale
gold stars - early or late hours
pink shopping bag - DTD

I made several of each sign and then got some removable sticky squares for hanging it.

The felt just sticks on the felt, the images will work for the 4 yo who doesn't read yet (but knows the word Disney!) and it can be changed as we make changes along the way!

07-01-2007, 05:40 PM
That is a really cool idea! Are you a teacher? It sounds like something one of us would do! LOL My kids are 21, 18 & 16, but I still think I'll make one. What symbol would you use for a water park?

07-01-2007, 09:28 PM
Let's see... for Typhoon Lagoon I'd probably use either a boat or an inner tube. I'd probably use a snow flake for Blizzard beach.

No, not a teacher. Some times I do presentations and trainings for work, but otherwise I license foster homes. I just like to do crafty things and have been really getting into the prep for this trip... making the "magic" last as long as I can.....