Plus, I'm sharing my pick of the week from last week featuring my favorite idea for families traveling this Spring or Fall.
Pick of the Week: Pennies of Time's Acts of Kindness to do with Kids at the Airport with several fun (and simple) ideas to make the travel experience better for the entire family and other travelers. If you're driving and not flying as you travel, you could also spread kindness along the way by paying for coffee for someone behind you at a pit stop, having "nice notes" to give to gas station attendants or coming prepared to pick up trash at a rest area or park you see along the way -- leaving extra quarters at a rest stop vending machine with a note would be a fun idea too!
For more Acts of Kindness, check out my new Celebrating Acts of Kindness Week Pinboard. I love the idea of a Spring Break family challenge focused on spreading kindness all week long!
Whether you have a train lover, pirate/water-obsessed little one or an astronaut in the making, these easy transportation activities can all be made with items you probably already have on home -- which is my favorite way to create: Winegums and Watermelons shared Sail Boats Made From Pool Noodles, P is for Preschooler has a cardboard tube train and The Keeper of Cheerios shared a Coffee Can Rocket -- any of these three would be big hits with my boys.
I've got a few more book favorites to share. We often use books at our house to travel the world, so if you're staying put during your break, hit up the library and bring the world to you! KC Edventures has a great list of Books That Take Kids Around the World and World of Learning highlights Children's Books for Learning About Maps. Plus, I've got 100+ Books for Transportation Lovers.
Last, but not least I'm highlighting Where Is Coco Going? by Sloane Tanen, my Picture Book of the Day, and one of our favorite transportation related books. Coco practically takes every mode of transportation possible (planes, trains, cars, skateboards, camel riding, parachuting and more) on her amazing journey to a very special destination. The unique illustrations featuring pom-pom chicks and detailed miniature dioramas make this book stand out. It might even inspire some children to create their own diorama scenes -- another fun activity for those extra hours with kids at home.
Happy travels wherever you go -- in real life or with your imagination!