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Old 06-03-2009, 07:32 PM   #31
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Dolly,
Your car games are great! We will be traveling with a 3 year old, 4 year old, 6 year old & 9 year old (in separate cars) and I know there is something here that will keep everyone busy and quite - for a while at least. I'm planning on making some for both cars.

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Old 06-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #32
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Dolly,
Your car games are great! We will be traveling with a 3 year old, 4 year old, 6 year old & 9 year old (in separate cars) and I know there is something here that will keep everyone busy and quite - for a while at least. I'm planning on making some for both cars.

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Thanks for the message! I'm so glad to know they will come to good use. I hope your trip is magical!
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #33
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so sorry I have been MIA. It has been busy around here and I have not been feeling well. WOW there are so many great ideas here ! I know I will be making some of the tackel boxes, I was thinking of making snack ones for each of them as well as a few others! All the printable games are so great!!! I can not thank you enough !!
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #34
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so sorry I have been MIA. It has been busy around here and I have not been feeling well. WOW there are so many great ideas here ! I know I will be making some of the tackel boxes, I was thinking of making snack ones for each of them as well as a few others! All the printable games are so great!!! I can not thank you enough !!
Hope you are feeling better and I'm glad that you like the printables. I know you mentioned that you are making "Acitivity Books"...but had you thought about making journals for your girls for the trip.

Natalie has amazing journal pages in her shared file:
http://www.4shared.com/dir/5978989/a...s_DISigns.html

Natalie's require a lot of ink...but are so worth it because they are absolutely beautiful! If you don't want to use that much ink...send me a pm with your email and I have one set up in Word that I can email to you with some pictures and don't require a lot of ink because the background for all of the pages is white. If you want one...tell me your child's name so I can personalize the front page.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:52 AM   #35
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Just remembered a GREAT travel idea if you are traveling across country (especially if you are going to eat and drink in your car). Go to Wal-Mart or Target and buy the mattress pads for your bed that are plastic on one side and cotton on the other. Then put them over the back seat so that when you get to your destination...all you have to do is wad up the cover and your seats are not ruined. If you are traveling and eating in the car...there are bound to be spills!

Just in case someone gets car sick...here is a list of things to keep for a "Yak Pack" that I put together from one that I found online:

• Motion sickness bag or large empty butter/plastic icecream tub
• Absorbent lap pad to protect surfaces
• Yak absorbent/odor neutralizer and disinfectant spray
• Scoop/scraper for rapid removal
• Antimicrobial wipes and gloves for clean-up
• 2 Bag(s) one for removal of mess and one for disposal of clothes
• Queasy Pops
• Paper Towels
• Box of Baby Wipes


The best absorbent/odor neutralizer is kitty litter, but if you don't have a cat and don't want to purchase a big bag of kitty litter...take a small box of arm and hammer baking soda.

This is the best time of year to find your scoop/scraper. I use shovels from sand castle building kits. I actually just got mine in the dollar section at Target...they had a perfect scoop and scraper that were sold as a set for building sand castles in the dollar isle!

If you look at the checkout stands you should be able to find a miniature Lysol Spray Bottle to include in the kit.

If you haven't heard of "Queasy Pops" you need to go get them for your travels. You can buy them at Walgreens or most chain drug stores. They look like suckers but help with upset stomaches. When your child complains that their stomache aches...hand them a queasy pop and they will think they are getting a treat not medicine.

The butter / ice cream tub is great. When your child complains that their tummy is upset..hand them the tub just in case. Then hopefully if they get sick they will be able to use it and you can put a lid on it when they are done to keep it in before you get to the nearest stopping place.

Don't just bring the small plastic carrying case of baby wipes...bring the big one. If you are going on a long trip it is great to have wipes handy to clean up messes, wipe hands and dust the car if you get really bored (yes I have been so bored I have done that on several occassions...or maybe I have OCD :-). Plus baby wipes are great for helping with stain removal. I use them all the time to get stains out of clothes, clean dirty tennis shoes and so much more!

I keep all of this (except the baby wipes box, paper towels and butter tub) in a pencil carrying case. Then I put everything under one of the front seats for quick access in case of emergency.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:00 AM   #36
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I also have this wonderful "Survival Travel Kit" that I made and is GREAT for cars or planes. To put all of this in you can get clear zipper bags at Walmart (they are similar to small makeup bags) that are quart size and will pass airline requirements for carrying liquids on the plane. If you pack it right all of this will fit! But there may be things that you don't use and can leave out. I keep all of it in mine for emergencies and throw it in my carry-on every time I travel. Print this list on a 4x6 card and include it in your kit so that you will know what is in your kit.

Plane/Car Travel Kit

• 1 deck of playing cards
• 1 pack of gum
• 1 package of fun size candy
• 1 small tin of breath mints
• Dramamine or queasy pop
• 1 packet each of Aspirin, Anti-Diarrheal, Stool Softener, Pain Reliever, Tums, Cough Drops and Cold/Flu Medicine
• Airborne Vitamins
• 2 Crystal Light drink packets (add to a water bottle)
• Toothbrush, toothpaste and trial size dental floss
• 1 small bottle of eye drops and extra pair of contacts
• 1 emery board
• 1 packet of tissues
• 1 small bottle of lotion
• 1 tube of lip balm
• 1 pen and mechanical pencil
• 1 Shout wipe
• 1 lens-cleaning towelette
• 2 moist towelettes
• 2 adhesive bandages, 1 antiseptic wipe and Neosporin
• 1 elastic hair tie
• 2 ear plugs
• 3 toothpicks
• $1.50 in quarters and $5 bill
• 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries
• 1 Rain Poncho
• 1 pocket reference card with world time zones and popular travel-related phone numbers
• 1 quart-size zip-top bag (to pass TSA inspection, all liquids must be in a bag like this)

If you can't find a clear zip top bag...it will also fit in a pencil carrying case. I put it in the type that has a cloth back and clear plastic window front with three holes meant to go in a binder. The clear plastic window helps you to see everything in the bag. I have made these for friends and family when they travel...it makes a great gift!

Also to help keep things organized in the case...I put similar things together in "snack size" ziploc baggies like all of the medicine so that it isn't all floating around and hard to find. All I have to do is grab the ziploc baggy and pull out the medicine needed.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #37
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Three more musts for your car travels...I'm a firm believer in "if you have it, you won't need it"!

1. buy a first aid kit: You can get great ones at Wal-Mart in plastic carrying cases for under $10. Also add bug repellent like "Off" and sunscreen to this kit.

2. roadside emergency kit: You can find this in automotive sections of discount stores (like Wal-Mart or Target) anywhere from $10 to $59. They have all kinds of things in them like jumper cables, tire gages, emergency roadside sign, etc. I think every woman should have one of these in their car at all times!

3. Fix a flat: This is also in the automotive isle and it is a metal bottle (kind of like hairspray) that will fill your tire and stop up small holes from nails/etc. if you have a minor flat so that you can get to a tire store to fix it. This is another thing every woman should carry in her car so that you don't have to change the flat on the side of the road with our children in the car or hope that some nice person will stop to help. If you have a major gash in the tire you will still need to put the spare on it.

I love giving unusual and usefull gift...so if you have a mother, daughter, sister or friend and need a birthday, mother's day or Christmas gift these would all make great unusual but helpful gifts to keep them safe. On the gift card tell them to put them in their cars for safe travels!
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:19 AM   #38
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Can anyone think of other games I could make?
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:22 AM   #39
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Thank you Dolly for the great games and tips! My kids will love them!
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:59 AM   #40
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All of the games are in my 4shared file in the link in my signature...then look in the "travel games" file.

PS if anyone catches any typos...let me know so that I can fix them. Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:18 PM   #41
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Wow! Great! I'm always looking for stuff fo the kids to do when we fly too and this stuff is great! Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #42
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Just had an idea...if you run out of time and don't get these game cards laminated...take a large ziploc bag, put the game cards in them to play, and use a dry erase marker to mark on the bag. Then you can wipe off the ziploc bag when the game is over and the game cards will still be reusable for future fun!
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:49 PM   #43
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I took my first road trip with the travel games and didn't have a chance to get them laminated and just wanted to post a little note that the ziploc bags and dry erase markers worked great!
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:14 AM   #44
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If you are traveling with younger children and want to make Disney Character Alphabet Cards for them...Natalie has some GREAT ones in her shared file:

http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r...phabet%20Book/

You can make these just like you make autograph cards. I made mine 4x6 inches (leaving a white border). You can either print at home or if you save to your photo editor, you can print at your local photo copy shop.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:42 AM   #45
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Dolly, You have saved my sanity!

We have a 2 and 3 year old. Wasn't sure about taking a road trip this summer but now I feel A LOT more comfortable with all of your wonderful suggestions!! Thank you Thank you!!
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