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ORIGAMI On-the-Go Giveaway

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 4:14 pm in Contest.

Origami On-the-Go by Margaret Van Sicklen Last week’s tales of sibling rivalry were awesome! Congrats go out to Jane, who won the copy of “Almost.” Now we’re moving on to arts and crafts and those classics of childhood: origami and cootie catchers.

This week’s prize is “Origami On the Go” by Margaret van Sicklen. It’s a perfect back seat collection for young travelers, because it includes easy to follow paper folding instructions for making everything from Egyptian mummies to finger puppets, knick-knack boxes and yes, cootie catchers. And it includes 100 sheets of origami paper and fun stickers. Awesome. And just in time for Labor Day weekend too.  Just click “comments” and share your family’s favorite keep-the-backseat-crowd-happy tip. We’ll draw a winner’s name next Monday.

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19 Responses to “ORIGAMI On-the-Go Giveaway”

  1. Marci Says:

    We pack a backpack with different games, toys and books. Then we space it out as to how long we will be on the road and how many items we pack. It usually keeps them busy for the whole trip.

  2. Melanie Says:

    We like to play traditional car games. It was the ABC game for a long time and have now “graduated” up to the license plate game. With two boys, I’m not sure we’ll be playing slug bug anytime soon!

  3. Cindi Hoppes Says:

    We have several travel-sized games for our kids!
    Slug-Bug is always a favorite on the road game while we are traveling. I also pack each child a to-go bag with
    healthy drinks, snacks and activities. Please enter me in your marvelous Origami on-the-go prize!
    Many thanks…..Cindi

  4. Linda F Says:

    It’s electronics for us – Ipods, Nintendo DS, and DVDs – and lots of snacks and drinks.

  5. Noreen Says:

    FOOD. Nothing keeps my girls happier than lots of snack, followed by McDonalds toys (they are not all from McDonalds they are just about that size) such as animals, cars and dolls; sining songs along with the radio or IPOD, ABBA is a current fave

  6. Alice Hansen Says:

    New toys help my son in the car – and they don’t even have to be toys, just anything he hasn’t seen before. Water bottles, cds – he just likes to explore. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Katherine C. Says:

    WE have special CD’s that we only listen to in the car. The kids love to sing along with them. WE also try to plan our travel when at least one the kids is ready to nap, that is one less child to entertain. :)

  8. Honey Mommy Says:

    Our favorite keep the backseat happy activity is actually singing songs. My sons love it! We also play rhyming games in the car and try to find rhymes for things we see.

  9. Marie Says:

    We play a lot of car games (looking for letters on signs, looking for cars of a certain color, etc.) but we also pack cd’s (music and audio) and a bunch of small “prizes” that we dole out over the trip to keep things interesting!

  10. Lisa Says:

    Another vote for food and good music. As long as my kids have snacks, and we’re listening to something they like, they’re usually ok.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

  11. Lynn Says:

    What a fun book! My son is only 21 months old, so keeping him happy in the backseat now involves 1) looking for yellow cars (his favorite color) or anything else we see that we can quiz him about, and 2) shouting “ready, here we go, we are…under a bridge!” every time we go under a bridge (or occasionally traffic lights, when desperate). Whatever works!

  12. Beth Says:

    Our favorite back pack item is our “bag ‘o fun”. We have playing cards, dice, paper and pen. There are so many fun counting games to play.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. Please enter me.

  13. Carrie Anne Says:

    What a great idea for a book. My oldest would love this (she loves making things out of paper, though she’s never tried origami yet).

    My kids love to read (or flip through) magazines. And yes, I’ll admit it, for really long car trips we’ve been known to play movies. It’s quiet and everyone’s happy.
    Cheers

  14. Karen Says:

    WE play the quarter game. Along our drives I gave the kids things to look for. Whoever found it first would get a quarter. They could use their quarters to by a snack at the gas station rest area.

  15. Janelle Says:

    Eye spy with my little eye game and our LeapFrog Tag reader and books.

  16. Mozi Esmes Mommy Says:

    Food definitely works for my 2yo! Candy and milkshakes, especially. Books sometimes, or buckling baby doll or baby cat in with her… And stickers!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  17. Winning Readings Says:

    Not an entry; just a note that we posted about this at Winning Readings:

    http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/origami-on-go.html

  18. Natalie Says:

    Car travel hasn’t been the problem so far. Books, music, talking, and frequent breaks all work to keep my almost 3YO happy. But plane travel requires a lot more prep including something to watch on our laptops.

  19. Pam Says:

    Buy little cheap toys (like 10cents) at garage sales. Always a bunch of McDonalds toys available. Every hour they get to grab something out of the grab bag without looking.

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