Road trips with the kids can be painful. Most are fine, but every now and again we’re hit with a doozy. No one cares about the movie that’s on, iPad’s aren’t charged, he’s touching my arm, she breathed in my general direction…you know how it goes.
One of the ‘games’ we play to diffuse backseat WWIII is “Spot the Animal”. As in, look for cows! Do you see any horses? Are there coyotes/foxes in the field? We live in the prairies and there is an overabundance of all these animals anywhere you drive so it’s pretty simple. But now, with Christmas approaching, we’re all about the reindeer. “Quick! Look at those bushes! I think I saw a REINDEER!” Obviously this game isn’t working for the 10yr old, but he’s not really the problem. The 6yr old and 3yr old really get into, and although we’ve seen many Mule deer and Whitetail deer, we have yet to spot a Reindeer.
In lieu of providing real life reindeer I whipped up some awesome printables to take their place. Switching up the printables in various frames throughout the house is a quick and easy way to freshen up your décor without having to break the bank.
They give off a simplistic vibe with a pop of muted color through the plaid on the reindeer prints. Use one or use them all to greet your guests! There are formatted as an 8×10 but you could easily re-size them in your printer settings.
Click HERE to download your free Reindeer Name PrintClick HERE to download your free Red Plaid ReindeerClick HERE to download your FREE Green Plaid ReindeerClick HERE to download your free Black Plaid Reindeer
If the “Hey where’s the animal” game doesn’t work out for you, then just keep in mind that there is always a drink to be had at the end of your travels. And if you’re ever travelling my way I’ll make sure it’s a double rum and egg nog!