Road trip help please.

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  1. popedisney

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    how did you cut out your mickey heads....scissors or exacto around a pattern? I am scared mine won't turn out as cute as yours if I cut them! Right now they are just square with white around them but the mickey heads are too cute....just wondering how you cut them!
     
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  3. jtanddolly

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    They are super easy to cut! I promise you can do this. Use scissors and trim around the edges. If you are right handed cut with the image to the left of the scissors so that you can see the edge you are cutting. Then you won't leave little bits of white. If you don't already have one...invest in a laminating machine at Wal-mart. They are fairly cheap and you will be surprised how often you can use them. Laminating the cards helps so that you can use them over and over without them getting all bent up and you can let your 3 year old hold and play with them...versus holding them up for him.
     
  4. jtanddolly

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    If you get a chance take a few pictures of the book and post it. I would LOVE to see it along with the other disney things you have made.

    Also, the shapes are sooo much easier to teach than the numbers! Except for the pentagon, hexagon, heptagon and octagon of course. Mine gets the pentagon because that is the shape on a soccer ball.
     
  5. popedisney

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    I will post pics of the alphabet book...it turned out so cute and would make great gifts! I have been thinking about investing in a laminating machine...I know I will use it! I ordered the "Preschool Prep" dvd series to help with abc, numbers, shapes, colors, and sight words....it is awesome! I think it is totally boring but my DS loves it! We watch it usually at lunchtime and it has really helped with reinforcing what we are learning....

    Thanks again for all of your hard work...our Neverland party is Dec. 5th and I can't wait to use all of the great stuff you made for us! I will definately post pics and a big THANK YOU!!!!
     
  6. jtanddolly

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    Here is a scavenger hunt for the "All-Star Movie & Music" Resorts. Even if you aren't staying there...if you have a day that you aren't going to be at one of the parks and need something free to do...this would be a fun way to get to see these resorts and take pictures with all of the characters. I have never been to these resorts so if there is something that I can add or change to these cards let me know.

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  7. jtanddolly

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    For anyone that is traveling during the Christmas holidays...I made travel games with Christmas clipart. You can find them in my 4shared file in the link in my signature. Look in the "travel games" file then in the "christmas" file. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and safe travels!!!

    These would also make GREAT christmas gifts for family or friends that will be traveling with children during the holidays.
     
  8. jtanddolly

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    Here is a great thread for anyone that is wanting to make their own activity book...I couldn't remember if this had been posted yet. It has great puzzles, word searches, contect the dot, etc. pages. If you don't want to make your own...you can find them at the dollar stores for $1 -3:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1722545
     
  9. SpectroMouse

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    I don't know how you do it! Just when I think there is not another thing you can add to this thread, you come up with something great! I love the little books!

    I am getting ready to take a trip (non-disney :sad1:) I was wondering if anyone has ideas for games that can be played with dice. We will be a pretty large group and I figured we could play games in the condo at night, but I would like to keep the stuff I need to pack to a minimum.

    Thanks!
     
  10. jtanddolly

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    First, try to google "dice games" and you will find a lot.

    For a fun group card game, look at Post #127 for Pig/Tongue/Spoons. I looove to play this with a group of people and have had a lot of fun with it on trips!!! Also, cards don't take up a lot of space!

    Here are a few more card games AND I have a few dice games below these:

    Killer
    Required: Deck of cards
    Players: Small to medium groups

    Have one person draw a card. Example: Say it’s a 2, that card will be the Killer card. Then spread all 52 cards out on table, (like pond in Go Fish), face down. Each person takes a turn turning over 1 card. If they draw a 2 they are out of the game. Put the cards drawn in a discard pile. Game continues until only one person is left. Add another deck for every 5 players.


    Relay Card Game
    Required: Deck of cards
    Players: Small to large groups

    This game takes a little prep before hand. Take one deck of cards and split into 2 stacks each containing 6 of each suit. Shuffle the two stacks separately and write down the order of the suits as you flip each card over - heart, club, club, spade, diamond, club, etc. Make a list for each half deck.
    To play, spread the 2 stacks of cards separately out on floor face down at one end of the room, one pile in front of each team. Give each team a copy of the list of suits. The 1st player runs down to their pile of cards and tries to find the first suit on their paper by turning one card over at a time. When found they will place the card in front of the pile face up. They will then go to back of line and 2nd person runs down to the cards trying to find the 2nd suit on their paper. When found they will place that card on top of the turned over card. The only cards that are turned over is the pile that is shown on the list. The first team to find all the cards in the given order are the winners. This game can also be played with decks that show the different states, birds, flowers, etc.


    Here are a few dice games:

    Dice - 1000
    Required: Paper, pencil and 5 dice
    Players: Small groups

    To start, have each player roll one of the dice and the highest roll goes first, continuing clockwise. The first player will roll all five dice. The scoring of the dice is, a One equals 100 points, a five equals 50 points and three dice with the same number will equal the number on one die times 100. So if you rolled three twos you would have two hundred points. combination. If they stop at that point, they keep the total for that turn. If they roll again the must roll dice that will add to the score or they lose that turns score. If a player rolls all five dice and receive a non-scoring roll, they lose all accumulated points for the game. The first player to score 1000 is the winner.


    Aces

    Also known as Aces To The Centre, Deuces To The Left and Fives To The Right. A popular game in Asia, particularly the Philippines. This is similar to Aces in the Pot but is played without counters, but instead, with each player starting the game with five dice which they lose according to the numbers they throw.

    Play:
    Order of play is determined by each player throwing five dice with the highest ranking Poker or Indian Dice hand throwing first and the next highest second and so on.

    Each player in turn throws their dice. Any 1s rolled are put in to the centre of the table and are eliminated from the game. Any 2s thrown are passed to the player on their left, and any 5s are passed to the player to their right. They continue their turn, throwing their remaining dice, until they fail to throw a 1, 2 or 5 or until they lose all of their dice.

    Play continues round the table until the last die in play comes up as a 1 and the player who threw it, wins the game.


    Chicago

    Also known as Rotation. This is a simple game of luck played with two dice.

    Play:
    Eleven rounds are played in which each player in turn throws the dice and successively tries to score all the possible totals of two dice - 2 to 12. Players either announce their score after each turn or points are recorded on a score sheet. If a player throws a total of 2 on the first round they score 2 points. If they throw a total of 3 on the second round they score 3 points, and so on up to 12, scoring accordingly. The player with the highest total score after all eleven rounds, wins the game.


    Ship, Captain, Mate, and Crew

    Also known as Battleship, Mariner, Destroyer and sometimes just Ship. Five dice are used.

    Play:
    Each player takes turns throwing the dice. In each turn a player has three throws of the dice and tries to roll and put to one side a 6 (the ship), a 5 (the captain), and 4 (the mate). The 6, 5, and 4 may not be rolled out of order so if the first throw contains a 6 and 4, but not a 5, only the 6 is put aside and the rest of the dice, including the 4, are rolled again. If a player fails to throw the 6, 5, and 4 after their three throws they score nothing. If after three throws a player has put aside the ship, captain and mate the remaining two dice (the crew) are totalled to form the players score. If all three in the sequence are rolled before the third and final throw then the remaining two dice (the crew) are rolled in the remaining turn(s) to improve the total of the players score.


    The player with the highest crew total, wins the game. In the case of an equally high total all players must play the round again.
     
  11. bear74

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    Bumping,

    My DH bought me a laminator for Christmas. So I get to make a bunch of these designs now.
     
  12. jtanddolly

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    I use mine all the time...I know you will enjoy it! I have a bunch of travel games that I didn't post on this thread that you can find in my 4shared file in the link in my signature if your kids like princesses, star wars and a few other designs.
     
  13. bear74

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    my girls are totally into princess. I will check it out.
     
  14. jtanddolly

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    Bumping for those starting to plan road trips for this summer!
     
  15. Mammaz

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    Dolly, thanks for bumping this thread up! Do you have a photo scavenger hunt for the Wilderness Lodge? I looked in your share folder and didn't see one.
    Thanks!
     
  16. jtanddolly

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    No but I can make one this week sometime and put it in my 4shared file.
     
  17. Mammaz

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    Thank-you!!!! Anything you have for the Wilderness Lodge would be much appreciated!
     
  18. jtanddolly

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    Just finished it and put it in my 4shared file with the other travel games. I have never been there so I had to use pictures and hotel descriptions for the picture clues. If there is a great picture opportunity that I missed let me know and I can change the list.

    I thought I would help you out with a few of the clues in case you don't know what it is or where to find it...

    1. A porte-cochere (French porte-cochère, literally "coach gate", also called a carriage porch) is the architectural term for a porch or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building, through which it is possible for a horse and carriage or motor vehicle to pass, in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.

    2. The two animals on top of the two 55 feet totem poles are a Raven & Eagle

    3. The Whispering Canyon Cafe has stick horse races...so you will have to ask host/hostess if you can use them for a picture

    Have fun!
     
  19. Mammaz

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    Oh Dolly...this is great! Thank-you so much and thanks for the "tips".
     
  20. Nifferous

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    Dolly you have made some great stuff!! Do you think you could make some colored lacing cards of Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Daisy, and Pluto?
     
  21. jtanddolly

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    The problem with making colored lacing cards is that you have to find really large clipart and I haven't found any for them. The only other option is to take a coloring page and color it using photoshop which can take a lot of time depending on the image. When I have some free time and if I can find some good images to color, I will make them and put them in my 4shared file.

    I did make colored Minnie Mouse, Daisy and Goofy lacing cards and they are in my 4shared file. I also colored a few of the black and white ones.
     

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