A 99¢ photo book and post cards is all kids need to create their own keepsake book
On our last big road trip, Captain enjoyed collecting keychains as we drove cross country. Mom and Dad also get her one when we go somewhere, and it’s fun because we always end up talking about the places we have been because of the souvenirs we have collected. One time, Captain’s dad went to Amsterdam and because of the keychain he brought back, we ended up doing a little homeschool unit on Holland and learned a bunch of cool stuff!
On this trip, we knew we wouldn’t be stopping a lot to do adventurous things, as we are trying to get cross country quickly, so we decided to try something new. I purchased a little 4 x 6 album for less than a dollar and we have found that the small postcards (barely) fit in it and have been collecting them along the way. The book is full of fun postcards from California all the way to New York. We missed a couple as not as many places sell postcards as they used to, but it has been an inexpensive, delightful way to make a little keepsake book of our trip.
I would LOVE to hear of more ideas for fun activities on the road! A couple of my plans were failures, like bringing a small roll of aluminum foil to color on and make little animals out of. Captain was very clear that this was NOT a good idea… But, she did remind me to take the big ball of foil out of the trash bag and put it into the recycle bin and that was success all on its own!
Good Thoughts! Karen