What Would You Pack? Creative Learning Activity

Our family loves to travel! This past weekend, we did a fun travel themed activity that encourages creative thinking and language skills.

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Materials Used

Construction Paper

Glue

Magazine Clippings

Scissors

Something To Draw With

I started by drawing a rounded rectangle on the construction paper. I also drew two handle shapes. I helped my daughter cut all three things out.

After the shapes were cut, we folded the rectangle in half and then glued the handle shapes onto the sides.

While we waited for the glue to dry, we talked about where we could go on a pretend trip and what we should pack. My preschooler decided that we should pack from a camping trip. I had her pick pictures from a pile of magazine clippings. Before she glued on each picture, she told me what it was and why she needed to pack it.

Book Suggestions

Little learners enjoy pairing a book with crafts and educational activities! Here are a few suggestions.

16 responses to “What Would You Pack? Creative Learning Activity”

  1. I love anything about crafty.THanks for sharing with us.

  2. How cute is this! This is such a fun way to get kids thinking about travel and what they find important to bring.

    1. It was such a fun activity!

  3. This is such a cute idea! What a great way to get kids involved. I could use this to learn what my boys want to make sure comes with us on our next vacation.

  4. What a great idea! I should try this with my daughter. My kid is a jokester though — she will put silly things in her bag for her camping trip! LOL Thanks for the idea!

  5. Its cool idea for kids to learn and improve their creative side. Will recommend it to my little brother to try it. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Iā€™m not much of a crafter but these do look doable

  7. Your kid is very cool in choosing on items she will include in her bag. Made me smile seeing a dog in it too!

    1. We do not even have a dog, but I guess if we did, she’d want to make sure we took it with us when we traveled!

  8. Hands on activities like this are always so great for the kids. They just love to get in there and create.

  9. Wonderful project. It’s so nice to see that people are still doing stuff with their kids far away from a computer or tablet šŸ™‚

    1. We try to do as many screen free activities as possible!

  10. Ahh i do wish we can freely travel now.. I do miss outdoor fun activities.. I love this idea and i bet my niece would love to engage with this interactive activity. I will surely try this one..
    Thank you for the idea

  11. Isn’t that so cute! I hope me and my nephews can do this! They’ll love it.

    1. They will! It was so much fun!

  12. Indeed such a great activity for every one! I would definitely love to try this with my family too! Maybe over the holidays we can do this too.

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