With half term approaching and the Christmas break just around the corner lots of us are making travel plans. Whether you’re going on days out, a family holiday or trips to see friends and relatives, travel for kids can be dull! Now you can easily banish the bored cries of “Are we there yet?” with these fun and free printable travel games from TransPennine Express. Team them up with our Button Binoculars craft to spot things through the window on your journey and your travels will seem fast and fun!
Wherever you’re going in the holidays these Button Binoculars are a great way to get the children really looking at and talking about their surroundings. It could be some birds you spot on a walk to the park or a list of things you look out for on a car or train journey. Looking is a lot more fun through super snazzy colourful button binoculars!
Free Printable Travel Games
If you’re lucky enough to be heading on a longer journey then these four free printable travel games from Transpennine Express are going to be a great hit. They’re simple enough for kids to do themselves and great fun for the whole family to play together too. What’s more, you can print out as many as you like for free!
Free Printable Travel Games Include:
- Crazy Noughts and Crosses
- Brainy Dots and Boxes (My youngest son’s all time favourite!)
- Wicked Word Search
- Super Duper Maze
I like the idea of printing a few of each type of travel game and stapling them together to make a little journey activity book and don’t forget the kids can draw pictures on the back too! Pop them in your bag with some pencil crayons and you’re good to go!
£1 Kids Train Tickets
Needing some inspiration for exciting things to see and do this holiday? TransPennine Express have lots of great ideas you can see here and you’ll love their awesome offer of train journeys for children for just £1. (Valid between 17 – 28th October 2016.)
How To Make I-Spy Button Binoculars
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with B…BUTTON BINOCULARS!
This binoculars craft is really easy to make and to personalise. Kids will love looking for things to spot when they’re out and about on walks and journeys. It’s a fun way to focus children’s attention and observation skills.
Supplies For Your Button Binoculars Craft
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How To Make Binoculars Craft
Cover your tissue paper in glue and wrap it around the cardboard tubes. Snip the ends and glue them flat onto the inside.
Glue the two cardboard tubes together securely.
Finish off your homemade binoculars by glueing on lots of colourful buttons. I love these little wooden flower buttons and selection of blue buttons in a range of sizes. They are just perfect for kids to mix and match. (For speed I used a glue gun.)
What will your little ones like to spot through their button binoculars craft? Perhaps they’re a train lover or avid bird spotter? If you’re using your homemade binoculars on a journey don’t forget to print out your travel games for even more fun!
This is a sponsored post brought to you in collaboration with TransPennine Express.
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