New item: Window clings! These are a
great way to begin glamping up the interior
of your vehicle.
Found item: Legos from your child’s room.
Create a building tray out of a shoebox lid to
make organization easy. For older children,
write one word from a Bible verse on each
Lego and have them assemble the verse.
Media item: Download an audiobook or
check out something from your local library.
Snack: Almonds and a clementine (if you
have nut allergies, substitute the almonds
with string cheese).
New item: Silly putty and a non-glossy
page of the newspaper. Press the putty onto
the page, and watch it lift off the ink.
Found item: Hot Wheels® cars and a few
pieces of flat track and two toilet paper
tubes, each sealed at one end with tape.
Place the ends of the track inside the tubes.
Roll your Hot Wheels® car back and forth
or to someone else in your vehicle.
Media item: Playlist of your favorite kids’
music. Make a list, and download it onto
your phone, or pick up a CD at your local
Snack: Small bottles of water, string cheese,
a meat stick, and a small bunch of grapes.
New item: Pipe cleaners and pom-poms in
many colors. Encourage creation by suggesting a theme such as baskets and fruit or
people playing a game.
Found item: Tinfoil! You can write on it
with markers, or twist it into fun shapes.
My boys made a basketball hoop and a tinfoil ball.
Media Item: An age-appropriate movie.
Snack: Juice box, chips and carrot sticks.
Save all the best things for last. The result
will be a peaceful ending to your trip.
Be sure to purchase a seat pack or sling a
canvas shopping bag over the seat in front
of your child. Stashing everything there
prevents you from having to dig through
seat pockets at the end of your trip.
Don’t forget to allow downtime when everyone is required to rest and read. Provide
a great work of literature, and listen to some
Try anything magnetic and a metal cookie
tray. Choose a beautiful coloring book and
gel pens. For group participation, buy a ball
of yarn and a roll of Washi tape. Each player
takes turns holding the ball of yarn and sticking their part to a window or seat with the
Washi tape. As the ball is passed you could
suggest reciting a favorite scripture or singing a favorite song. Play continues until the
end of the recitation or song. In the end, you
will have a “web” of gigantic proportions.
Enjoy the journey! May you smell like
a campfire, sleep under the stars, wake up
happy, and rejoice in the world God has
made for you!
Joleen Steel is the curriculum specialist for
Camping Stick Kids. She has a B.A. in elementary education. She taught public school
for ten years before deciding to open her
own music studio, and homeschool her boys.
Joleen is a pastor’s wife and grew up as a pastor’s kid. Her love for the good news of Jesus
Christ flows out of her and into the Camping
Stick Kids curriculum. Her easy style and
creative approach to teaching will encourage
your student to learn the Gospel story and
be able to share the good news with their
friends and family. Joleen would love to have
you visit the Camping Stick Kids website and
blog at www.campingstickkids.com
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Save all the best things for last.
The result will be a peaceful
ending to your trip.