Today is day 6 of the big A-Z Blogging Challenge.
If you’re participating and have been keeping up: GO YOU!
Or maybe you’re like me and you’re a day or two (or six) behind and plan to make up for it this weekend. GO US!
I’m actually one day behind. So, let’s not waste any time.
Kids Travel Journal: F is for Facts and Figures
I am one of those annoying travelers who likes to know the facts. What’s the capital of the country I’m in, the language, the GDP, the biggest imports, exports? What’s the history? Who are the streets named after? The list goes on and on.
So it only makes sense for me to use Facts and Figures as my prompt for the F day. I also have a whole section of books in the Kids’ Travel Book directory dedicated to books that deal with all those facts and figures.
If you are thinking of how to use this prompt in your own journal, this is what I suggest.
BEFORE YOUR TRIP
Think about the things you may want to know about the place and then google it. Or, go to the CIA World Fact Book. Take that information and make some assumptions. What does the population of the place make you think about what to expect? How does the fact that they are major potato producers play into what you see on the menu? If the place used to be a British colony, how does it compare to places that are also former British colonies? To current other colonies? To Britain?
DURING YOUR TRIP
Journal about what you’re eating, what’s for sale, and other interesting factors. Who is on those signs? Whose pictures appear on the money? When you get back home compare your experience with what you find in your research.
—OR keep it completely fun — Make it all up. It’ll be fun to see these made up stories as the kids get older.
I keep things super simple in today’s download. There’s space for kids to write about 3 areas of the place they’re visiting: Major Cities, Important People, What’s Unique.Day 6 of #atozchallenge || F is for Facts and Figures. Click To Tweet
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Update: The download is now only accessible for newsletter subscribers. Subscribe here. Subscribers also get access to the resource library which includes free downloads once a month. If you’re still looking for something to download on this page, I created a one-sheet list of the prompts created for this challenge. Click on the image to download
Question for the commenters
I know a big part of the A-Z Challenge is meeting other bloggers and leaving comments. So, to help those of you leaving comments, you can either comment on something above or let me know –
What types of things do you like to know about a place before you visit?
Every day during the challenge I’ll be linking to another participant. Today I introduce…
Signs of Disney World who keeps it fun by talking about all things Disney. Love it! Please check her out.