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Hitting the road for spring break? Be sure to load up on the essentials, including Nestlé® Pure Life water (in 40 packs at Sam’s Club!), and this DIY Travel Bingo game. Don’t miss the tutorial to create your own DIY Travel Bingo in PicMonkey!
I am sooooo ready for spring break! We’ll be loading the kids up and heading out to Papa’s cabin for a few days of solitude. No internet. No phones. Just our family, nature… and a hot tub. 🙂
Ready or not, here I come!
The one thing I dread about any travel with the family is the actual “getting there” part. “My brother is kicking me. I need a bathroom. I’m about to explode! I’m thirsty. I’m soooo bored. Are we there yet? My tablet died. How many more minutes?”
Sound familiar? My blood pressure is rising just thinking about it. In anticipation of the inevitable, I’ve decided to plan in advance and pack for the whole trip – including the car ride.
First up – water. Gotta have it. And with five of us in the car, we bring a lot. Plus, it’s nice to have extra for our stay in the cabin.
We picked up a 40 pack of Nestlé Pure Life at Sam’s Club – at the standard 35 pack price!. Nestlé is committed to delivering pure, great-tasting water; every drop of of Nestlé Pure Life is filtered through a 12-step quality process and is enhanced with a unique blend of minerals.
Then, I decided to make a game that all of the kids could entertain themselves with along the way – Travel Bingo.
By slipping the game into these clear plastic sleeves, the kids can play over and over again with dry erase markers.
Feel free to print out this version or create your own using landmarks specific to your trip: Skyscrapers, museums, interstate #’s and national park signs would all be fun to add.
DIY Travel Bingo Game
1. Your first task is to collect the icons for your game. You can find plenty of free graphics at https://openclipart.org/. Save all of the images to one file on your computer.
2. Now it’s time to make your BINGO grid. I use PicMonkey for projects like this. It’s free and really user-friendly. Once on the site, click on the “Collage” option.
3. Add your collected images to PicMonkey, by clicking the graphic button and selecting the files from “My Computer.”
4. Select the “collage” button (Step 1), then select your grid of choice from the “Square Deal” option.
5. Place your graphics in the grid.
6. If the image to size to the square shape, hover your mouse over the image and click on the pencil icon. Then select the “Fit to cell” button.
7. Once complete, don’t forget to save your masterpiece. Now it’s time to print away!