Our family was recently able to try a fun product called The Trip Clip during our long drive home from Florida (after our December Florida adventure). It seemed like kismet when when Molly from The Trip Clip contacted me about advertising and this giveaway right as we were starting to gear up for our 13 hour drive. Crazy, huh?
This is where I have to give Molly a special shout out about this situation though. You see, part of the product is that you can print out activity pages, and we were printer-less at the condo in Florida. In order for my daughter (also named Molly!) to be able to try out The Trip Clip on the long drive, Trip Clip Molly helped us out by printing out some of the activities (that she let me pick) for us. Now, this was a special circumstance, so be prepared to have your own printer to use this product. But, I appreciated that Trip Clip Molly helped us in a pinch like that.
So, to the actual Trip Clip. My Molly was so excited when it arrived at our condo that she kept asking if she was definitely going to be able to use it when we left. In fact, she occasionally asked when we were leaving because she was excited to give it a try, especially after seeing the four color pen. (What kid doesn’t love a four color pen?)
Although we have three children, only two of them fall within the suggested age span for The Trip Clip, which is ages 3 – 10. Since one of those is a ten year old boy, he just honestly wasn’t very interested in the product, and just wanted to play on his 3DS instead. Knowing this would be the case, I picked out activities only with my seven year old Molly instead.
However, just because my ten year old wasn’t interested, I did like that there were printable activities that really would meet a wide variety of ages. It was nice to be able to pick activities with Molly very much in mind. In fact, her favorite was a word search where I got to put in my own words, so they included things like our names.
Molly spent quite a bit of time during the beginning of our trip completing word searches, color pages, and mazes. (You can see a range of what the printable pages available are here. However, I also found that once I actually got into the pages for choosing what to print, I was surprised at the number of options that are available for many of the activities.)
Although Molly did eventually switch from the Trip Clip to her new 3DS, she still kept going back to The Trip Clip at various times throughout the drive (until it got too dark to see). I asked her several times if she was enjoying it, and she gave it high praises. I was glad that she was able to have a fun activity that kept her busy in a different way than video games normally do during our trips.
The Trip Clip is not just for long travels, but also has printables that are perfect for something as simple as having your child responsible for their very own grocery list at the store. So, this product is great even if you are not usually a traveling family.
The Trip Clip costs $19.95 for the clip board, the four color pen, and ten activities. (Once you pick one of the activities, you can continue to print that same activity out in the future without paying for it again.) I must admit that for that cost, I would be more apt to maybe give The Trip Clip as a gift, rather than have bought it for my children myself. I was very glad to have it, however, and was more impressed than I initially anticipated that I would be. I also still think that it would be a fabulous gift idea!
I’m really excited that we will be able to give away a Trip Clip to one reader! Just enter by Saturday, February 11th at 11:59 pm EST. You can enter the giveaway by leaving your answer to this question in a comment:
Tell us the age of the child you would be giving it to, as well as what activity you think they would like best.
As a bonus entry (leave it as a separate comment), you can give a suggestion of an activity that you would love to see available for the Trip Clip that is not currently available. (Suggestions that are already available activities will not be counted as an extra entry.)
The Trip Clip is going out to winner of the giveaway – Amanda! Congratulations, Amanda!
The Trip Clip is a current advertiser on The Homeschool Classroom. We were given a clipboard (and extra activities) at no cost to us. The giveaway Trip Clip set will be mailed out directly from The Trip Clip.