Tuesday, 25 September 2012

More Disney Activities that cost nothing or very little.

Hello again!

I thought I'd show you some more of the things I'm popping into the kids activity folders that I showed you yesterday.

First up we have the Mickey Maze. The kids will have to think about this when trying to make their way through the maze. For us adults it's fairly self explanatory, it's your 2 times tables. Although my children know their 2 times table, this may still confuse them as there are other numbers in the grid too. 
I still think they'll enjoy it.

This next one I love!! This will last them the entire trip and also give them something to take into school when we come back to show their teachers/friends.

It's basically a booklet of questions for them to answer. Some are to be filled in on the coach journey there.

I'm hoping it will pass some time and also build up some more excitement!

I think they can fill this bit it when we come back to the hotel on the very first night.

I think it will help them to settle down on an evening while they're in bed. 
We will all be able to talk about our day as a family and they can write about it.

This gives them the chance to practise their writing skills and the last question also gives us parents an indication of how they're enjoying the holiday and what they want to do the next day.

Day 2 in the parks is exactly the same as Day 1, I just wanted to show you each page. 
The best thing about these little booklets is they can be tailored to suit your own trip. 
You can add more days if you're lucky enough to be going on a longer trip.
They don't have to be Disney themed either if you're going somewhere else, most of the questions are very generic or easily changed to suit.

Day 2 is the 2nd and last day we have in the parks so hopefully it will be fun-filled!

This is our very last day, they'll have to fill this in on the coach as we're homeward bound. 
I'm betting there'll be tears to mop up first however, there were last time.
Well, Disney is the Happiest Place On Earth after all.

I'm all for making the kids use their skills when we're out and about, I think this will give them a good opportunity for doing just that.

In a few years I hope they'll be able to look back on these and remember the trip fondly,

They might even be grateful I did these booklets for them? 

This is the very last page, no activities or writing on this page at all.

Just Mickey Mouse and a quote from his Creator. 
I really thought this quote was the perfect way to end the booklet.
It kind of sums up us Disney-nuts. :)

This next activity is for the coach ride. Travel Bingo. Rather than marking off numbers as they're called, you have to watch carefully out of the window and mark off what you see.
There's 2 to a page at the moment but I will cut these out and laminate them so the kids can cross their pictures off with a dry-wipe marker.
I might even holepunch them and clip them into their folders.

I created this memory game this morning. I remember doing things like this when I was a little girl, I didn't want to theme it to Disney though as I don't think the kids will be able to draw the Disney pictures. I kept to simple line drawings instead.
The rules are you get 1 minute to study the pictures, then 5 minutes to draw what you can remember.
I'll probably end up giving them longer to be honest as 5 minutes doesn't seem like a long time now thinking about it.
This page won't be getting drawn on either so they can use it again and again.

This is another game from my childhood that I created this morning. 
Lines and Dots. 
You each take turns to draw a line from 1 dot to another, you can only go up, down, left or right. Not diagonal.
If your line completes a square then you write your initial inside - the person with the most initialled squares at the end wins!
I've printed out 4 pages of grids each, hopefully that'll be enough.

What do you think?
Is there too much stuff in the folders do you think? Or is there not enough for two 12 hour coach trips?

Many thanks for reading today.
Lots of love,
Kaye xx


  1. awww wow, Kaye u r such a great mummy!! So creative and the kids will love these, what memories to treasure in that booklet. xx

  2. Thanks Beckie :)
    I'm so excited, I'm having a great time getting all these things put together - I can't wait to surprise them!! :)

  3. What about adding in some noughts and crosses pages as then the littlest will be able to do it too.

  4. Hi Tracey,

    I did think about adding noughts and crosses but I'm running out of space in the folders! I've printed off some word games for Sophie and Rio now too which I haven't put on here yet.

    Corey will most likely just want my (or his Daddy's) iPhone anyway, I'm not sure he's really going to benefit from the folder an awful lot but we'll see :)

  5. Kaye, These are awesome!!! My family is going on a Disney cruise this summer and we need these!! Do you have a link to print your versions?


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