Lately, I've been planning for our big trip home. (From China to the US.) This is going to be our toughest trip yet. Each trip brings new challenges because, as you know, every couple of months your child has new interests, needs and physical abilities (aka: jogging). So over 24 hours in and out of airports and train stations calls for LOTS of little activities.
I try to plan things that are:
- cheap or free
- easy to pack
Travel Activity #1: Things That Go Book (and Matching Game)
My little guy is completely obsessed "things that go." Transportation, that is, and honestly, the bigger, the better.
He gets so excited when he sees a bus, concrete mixer or dump truck that he can't get his words out fast enough! To him, they are all called 'da' or 'gu.' But he will yell it over and over again, in the sweetest, most excited, high pitched voice, pointing at the bus, truck or concrete mixer until I chime in, "Oh wow, that is a bus!!" I love it. Such simple joy.
So I created a simple Transportation Nomenclature book. This isn't fancy by any means. But, it fits all of the criteria. Also, he helped me proof read it and loved it! Score!
I will print two copies:
- One will be bound in a folder by brads.
- The other will be cut outs of the pictures for a matching game. (Pictures coming later!)
Here is the preview, if it works.
To print a copy of your own, click HERE.