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Category Worksheet: SNOW

Category Worksheet: SNOW...

InstructionsAlong the top of the following grid there are some letters of the alphabet. Down the left side of the grid are a number of topics or categories. Try to write in words that fit the category and start with the letter in the top row of that column. (Under to the letter L, for the topic of ‘Automobile’ for example, you might write ‘Lexus’.) Try to fill out the grid as much as you can. ...
Category Worksheet: HOLIDAY

Category Worksheet: HOLIDAY...

InstructionsAlong the top of the following grid there are some letters of the alphabet. Down the left side of the grid are a number of topics or categories. Try to write in words that fit the category and start with the letter in the top row of that column. (Under to the letter L, for the topic of ‘Automobile’ for example, you might write ‘Lexus’.) Try to fill out the grid as much as you can. ...
Category Worksheet: SIGN

Category Worksheet: SIGN...

InstructionsAlong the top of the following grid there are some letters of the alphabet. Down the left side of the grid are a number of topics or categories. Try to write in words that fit the category and start with the letter in the top row of that column. (Under to the letter L, for the topic of ‘Automobile’ for example, you might write ‘Lexus’.) Try to fill out the grid as much as you can. ...
Boundary Letter Puzzle  A/E/5

Boundary Letter Puzzle A/E/5...

What 5 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘e’?We came up with 43 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Boundary Letter Puzzle  A/E/4

Boundary Letter Puzzle A/E/4...

What 4 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘e’?We came up with 13 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Categories Activity Worksheet Creator

Categories Activity Worksheet Creator...

Whether on the road, in the classroom, or playing games as a family, the Categories Activity worksheet can be a fun companion to many situations. It can be played by children, teens, or adults…they just need to be able to read and write. The ‘Categories’ generator creates a grid with a number of topics down the left column of the grid. It will also create a number of columns with letters at the head of...
Boundary Letter Puzzle  A/E/3

Boundary Letter Puzzle A/E/3...

What 3 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘e’?We came up with 9 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter T – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter T – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle A/D/6...

What 6 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘d’?We came up with 19 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter S – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter S – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter R – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter R – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Create your own Logic Puzzles

Create your own Logic Puzzles...

One of the favorite puzzles my kids like to do on road trips is to solve logic puzzles. They have become such a demand, that we have created a tool that allows you to create logic puzzles of your own. Right now we support 4×4 sized puzzles. Simply enter a title and description for your puzzle. Then list the entities (labels such as Car, Color, Shirt, Music, Name, Birth Month, etc) for your puzzle. Put the entity...

Boundary Letter Puzzle A/C/6...

What 6 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘c’?We came up with 8 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter Q – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter Q – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Word Squeeze Puzzle Creator

Word Squeeze Puzzle Creator...

I haven’t seen these types of puzzles since I was a kid, but the other day my daughter was trying to do one that she has found in an old magazine. The nostalgia came rushing back to me and I decided to build an online creator for these types of puzzles. There is really nothing to these puzzles. You just take a word of your choice and have it enlarged vertically and shrunk horizontally so that it is hard to see what...
Letter P – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter P – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle A/B/6...

What 6 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘b’?We came up with 5 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter O – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter O – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter N – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter N – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle A/A/6...

What 6 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘a’?We came up with 13 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter M – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter M – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Online Message Grid Puzzle Creator

Online Message Grid Puzzle Creator...

The Message Grid Puzzle is our latest big family travel tip! We only discovered these types of puzzles for kids a few months ago, but already the younger children have loved doing these more simple puzzles. We call these puzzles, our Message Grid Puzzles. You can quickly and easily generate a puzzle for your kids and print them off for your next family road trip. This is how they work. You type in a short message (if your...
School Supplies Crossword

School Supplies Crossword...

Across: 1. To fix. 5. To take something that does not belong to you. 6. This is used to fix your writing mistakes. 7. Something that you hope doesn’t happen to you while you are driving on a trip. 11. The male parent of either one’s mother or father. 12. A semi liquid substance that is used to adhere items to paper. Down: 2. A grouping. For example, one set of cookies that are baked together. 3. One of the...
Letter L – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter L – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter K – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter K – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Random Words Crossword

Random Words Crossword...

Across: 1. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon 2. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof 4. The male parent of either one’s mother or father. 6. To take something that does not belong to you. 7. Not to hide, but to reveal to the world. 5. The opposite of light or bright. 9. A grouping. For example, one set of cookies that are...
Letter J – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter J – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle A/D/4...

What 4 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘d’?We came up with 7 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter I – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter I – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter H – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter H – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle A/A/4...

What 4 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘a’?We came up with 5 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ____________________ Our answers have been listed below in reverse form so you don’t...
Letter G – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter G – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter F – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter F – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle A/D/3...

What 3 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘d’?We came up with 3 possibilities.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________...
Letter E – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter E – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter D – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter D – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter C – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter C – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Letter B – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter B – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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Boundary Letter Puzzle  A/A/3

Boundary Letter Puzzle A/A/3...

What 3 letter words can you think of that start with ‘a’ and end with ‘a’?We came up with 1 possibility.____________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________         ________________________________________...
Boundary Letter Puzzle Creator

Boundary Letter Puzzle Creator...

You many have never heard of a Letter Boundary Word Puzzle. We recently got an idea for this puzzle off of a twitter post by @PennyDellPuzzle. This puzzle will probably be more ideal for older kids, teenagers, and adults who like word puzzles. The object of the puzzle is to provide a letter at the beginning of the word as well as a letter at the end of the word. You also specify the number of letters in the word. The...
Letter A – Full – Handwriting Worksheet

Letter A – Full – Handwriting Workshee...

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American Revolution Crossword

American Revolution Crossword...

Across 1. One of the first battles to take place in the American Revolutionary war took place on a hill near Boston Harbor. The battle is known as “the battle of _______ hill.” 3. The British loved to drink this warm beverage 4. Colonists were told by the King that they had to let these people live in their homes whenever they wanted (plural) 6. What we call people from Great Britain (England) 10. The first...
Online Crossword Puzzle Generator

Online Crossword Puzzle Generator...

We are excited to bring Crossword Puzzle Maker utility into our road trip activities website. Our kinds enjoy doing puzzles on our road trips. Crosswords are always a favorite! The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. The answer words and phrases are placed in the grid from left to right and from top to bottom. Squares in which answers begin...
Online Handwriting Worksheet Generator

Online Handwriting Worksheet Generator...

We have a number of young children that are the preschool and early grade school age. If my young ones take after me, they are going to have issues with handwriting. In order to keep the younger kids engaged on our road trips, we have started creating handwriting practice sheets for them to work on during part of the trip. Before now we had to either buy educational workbooks or download a special handwriting font and...
Online Word Search Creator

Online Word Search Creator...

Word search puzzles are one of the oldest word games that I have played in my life. They are a timeless puzzle that never seems to get out of style. Our kids love to do word searches in the car for long and short trips. In order to keep the word search puzzles interesting, we have worked on a utility that you can use to perform many variations on the word search puzzle theme. You can create word search puzzles that are...
Teaching Evens & Odds

Teaching Evens & Odds...

Recently, one of our daughters was having problems understanding which numbers were even vs. which numbers were odd. In order to help her get the concept, we would work on this activity (or dare I even call it a game?) whenever we were in the car. It can get monotonous, so, we recommend the activity take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the child’s attention span and your level of sanity. The Activity When...
Utah for Kids – The Utah Motto & Emblem

Utah for Kids – The Utah Motto & Emblem...

The Emblem of the state of Utah is a Beehive. The beehive ties into earlier pioneer references. When the pioneers came to live in Utah there were very few things for them to use to eat or protect themselves. The pioneers had to be creative and hard working to just stay alive. Bees are known for their hard work—and working together for the benefit of the entire hive or group. The early people of Utah adopted the...
Utah for Kids – Mormons in Utah

Utah for Kids – Mormons in Utah...

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often referred to as the Mormons. The Mormons were a new religious group that was started in the eastern United States. As the Mormon religion grew larger, many people began to worry about the new religion. The leader, Joseph Smith, was killed in Illinois and members of the new church were told to leave the state. In the winter of 1846 thousands of Mormons,...
Utah for Kids: Pre-History

Utah for Kids: Pre-History...

Utah is rich in archaeological sites.  Despite much of the state being in a desert climate, there have been many people and cultures that have settled in the state. The first people that lived in the area are called PaleoIndians.  Paleo is the Greek word for “Old”.  Therefore, they are known as the “Old Indians”.  These people hunted animals found in the area—such as the Mammoth. About 8,000 years ago, the...
Utah for Kids – The American Indian

Utah for Kids – The American Indian...

Utah had many different Native American tribes calling the land their home during its history.  Some of those tribes include the Shoshone, Navajo, Goshute, Paiute, and Ute. The Navajo Indians were more isolated than the other tribes.  They had their own distinct language and raised animals for their food.  The other tribes were more like hunters and gatherers. Since the Ute Indian tribe roamed the majority of the land that...

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