We’re Going On A Trip! Free Travel Printables ~ Suitcase Craft, Pretend Passport, and More

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A Mini-Lesson in World Cultures

Yesterday my preschooler and I packed our suitcases and went on a trip…to ancient Persia.  We slept overnight in a hotel, then jumped on a train (yes, a train) and traveled to South America for breakfast!Brown Suitcase Craft with Pretend Passport Closed

Disclosure: Most of the links below are to free resources.  Some of the links are affiliate links to Amazon.com and Little Passports, and I will receive a small commission if they are used to make a purchase. However, I only recommend products and companies that I believe will benefit my readers.

Ok, I’ll admit, my daughter’s bedroom doubled as Persia, and the dining room was South America, but we had a great trip nonetheless!  I prepared the suitcase craft the night before, and we assembled it in the morning.

We then “traveled” to her bedroom where I read “Leyla and the Lamp” from the book Stories from Around the World (this past week she’s asked to read this story 4 times – it’s her favorite in the book so far).  We jumped on a train (yes, I know it should have been a plane, boat, or time traveling machine) and went to the dining room!   After some toast and jelly, I read the story “How Birds Got Bright Feathers” (from the same storybook).

Blue Suitcase Craft OpenMy child loves pretending, but I’m not the best at it.  The suitcase craft and storybook gave me something tangible to start with, and it really wasn’t much effort.  (Well, except for creating the printables; but it was worth it.  And now it is already done – I just have to print them out next time!)   M loved making the suitcase and then “packing” it.  She gave me the idea for the inside pockets.  She’s playing with the suitcases again today – a good sign of a successful crafting venture!

For more ideas for teaching about different countries, please see my post World Cultures Lesson Ideas – Part 1 – For Preschool & Kindergarten.

If you have older children (5 – 10 years old), you may be interested in a Little Passports subscription – each month your child(ren) will receive a package with activities related to a different country.  For the first month, they receive a suitcase and a wall map!  To read my review, please click here.

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Terms of Use

These printables are provided at no cost for personal or classroom use. Print as many as you like! If you are linking for a round-up type post on your blog, you are welcome to use the button image above.

Restrictions: Please do not sell this document or upload it to your web site or any other web site. If you would like to link to this printables pack, please link to this blog post and not the PDF file.

Note About Printing PDFs

For best viewing/printing/downloading results, open in Adobe Reader.  Opening in a browser sometimes makes the documents look scrambled.

Suitcase Craft

For this project, you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Double-stick tape or glue stick
  • Color printer and cardstock (optional)
  • 2 pieces of 12” x 18” construction paper (or 4 pieces of the 12” x 9” size)
  • Suitcase Craft PDFs (click on thumbnails below to download to your computer and print)

For best viewing/printing/downloading results, open in Adobe Reader.  Opening in a browser sometimes makes the documents look scrambled.

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Pretend Passport

The Pretend Passport is a project I am working on for next year’s kindergarten class in our homeschooling co-op.  I haven’t decided on what we are going to use for passport “stamps.”  There are some nice ones on Etsy, but I’m not sure they will fit our budget.  I’m also considering a nice set of stickers I found on Amazonfor a reasonable price – they have a spot for the date stamp. You can see real passport stamps on Wikipedia and flickr. (Update: I created a free printable Passport Stamps set – see below.  Note: I did not attempt to duplicate real passport stamps.)

For this project, you will need:

  • Self-inking date stamp
  • Passport stamps (see free printable below) or stickers
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Stapler
  • Double-stick tape or glue stick
  • Color printer
  • Heavyweight paper for the cover, and lighter weight paper for inside pages
  • Pretend Passport Craft PDF (click on thumbnail below to download to your computer and print)

For best viewing/printing/downloading results, open in Adobe Reader.  Opening in a browser sometimes makes the documents look scrambled.

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Travel Tickets: Airplane, Train, and Cruise Ship

You will need travel tickets for your pretend trip!

For this project, you will need:

  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Color printer
  • Travel Tickets PDF (click on thumbnail below to download to your computer and print)

For best viewing/printing/downloading results, open in Adobe Reader.  Opening in a browser sometimes makes the documents look scrambled.

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Terms of Use

These printables are provided at no cost for personal or classroom use. Print as many as you like! If you are linking to this blog post for a round-up type post on your blog, you are welcome to use the button image above in your post.  

Restrictions: Please do not sell this document or upload it to your web site or any other web site. If you would like to link to this printables pack, please link to this blog post and not the PDF file.

Please let me know how you enjoyed your trips!  Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool!

Disclosure: Most of the links below are to free resources.  Some of the links are affiliate links to Amazon.com and Little Passports, and I will receive a small commission if they are used to make a purchase. However, I only recommend products and companies that I believe will benefit my readers.


Copyright 2014 Kathryn Depew

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