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Are you traveling with your kids this summer? If so, I have a super fun printable travel journal that your kids will love!
Travelling long distances with kids can be the worst. Whether flying or driving, the struggle is real when you hear crying and whining from members of your family and friends. Lets be honest, after a while it may even be you that wants to whine and get the trip over with as fast as possible. Keeping a travel journal is a great way to keep kids busy at many times of the span of a trip. This printable travel journal is perfect to capture precious memories, remember the travel details, and doodle your trip – plus the book is a great souvenir of your trip!
MORE THAN A NOTEBOOK
While any notebook works for kids who enjoy writing or often journal or doodle, some kids need a bit more encouragement. Thought starters, prompts, and checklists and artwork are much more inspiring to children. Rather than the overwhelming task of writing about your day, it is easier to just think of your favorite food or memory.
DESIGNED WITH (AND BY) KIDS
I had the general idea for this, and when my kids saw my doodling travel icons on my ipad pro, they immediately added their own ideas for me to incorporate into this travel journal. Not only were the interested, they asked me every night to work on it, if it was done yet, and can they use it now?
This printable travel journal is a great way to get kids writing and makes the perfect souvenir.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR YOUR TRAVEL JOURNAL:
Print the cover page on a piece of white card stock on your home printer. The rest of the pages can be printed on cardstock or printed on typical white printer paper. I decided to print on cardstock for the cover and regular paper for the inside pages and my pages double sided to save on paper. You could also print them one sided and it would allow for markers to leak through without transferring to the next page. I may have asked my kids to color with just pencil crayons in order to prevent this.
To bind the book you can use whatever method you are comfortable with. I just opened to the middle page and stapled twice on the seam. Other book binding methods could be used such as a string and thread. Feel free to use whatever works for you.