The last trip, they knew we had a surprise for then and when they were good they got a piece of a puzzle that had a clue on it once it was all put together that said look in your back packs. We had replaced their school backpacks with carryone backpacks and filled then with word searches, journals and such and a clue that said follow the notes at the end of the strigs, which lead us to my mom and dad’s house (because it was our first trip and they wanted to see their faces). Then the last note they found told them. They acted surprised but didn’t really seem excited. Then I found out that when I was a work one dad their father was yelling at they and said “you to better behave or your not going to Disney!” Then relized what he had done and told them to act surprised of course my DD who was 7 and the time and can’t keep anything from me tells me minutes after acting surprised!!! All that work for nothing.
We have a huve christmas morning scavanger hunt planned for this year. The house is getting “grinched”, my grandparents are going to come redecorate while we are at my mom’s for breakfast. The kids have to find clues and decoded the message which the code for is in the Kingdom’s keepers 3 book. The clues basically says that their presents are at home under the tree. We got them luggage, and Hamm piggy banks with US money in them. Then we have paper airplanes that say that they are flying not driving down. I also photochoped a Disney promotional postcard that was sent to us that now says we will see you in August.
Since the trip is so far off I made a count down box that has a surprise side, task side and a ? side. Giving the kids something to look forward to on a weekly bases. And of course a count down calander!!!