Some of the things in our bag of goodies is a:
Magnetic because it's made from a cookie sheet. Contact paper is on one side so it can be written on with dry erase markers. Other side has a file folder I taped together with a few games in it like, travel bingo, and tic tac toe and dot game. I also printed off a blank US map I found on-line for the license plate game. These travel trays can also double as snack trays as well. This cost me three dollars because I used what I had at home and bought the trays and markers from All a dollar.
2-Boredom Buster can--Inside there are little games you can do with the family. Here is a few examples:
3. A few activity books we already had like: Mad Libs, hangman, dot to dot with numbers
4. A book to read to the whole family (we are reading the Chronicles of Narnia
5. Three new coloring book/activity book we got at Dollar Tree
6. Baggies of Crayons
7. A few pencils
8. Pipe cleaner for one of the games in the Boredom Buster bottle
|Contents spilled out|
|Filled bag with all our stuff!|
This is our bag full of our travel goodies.
Other Items to Bring:
Book on tape to listen to.
I pod with our favorite tunes.
Individual Reading book for each child
Thermos with ice and water to refill kids water bottles
Snacks that don't make a big mess (licorice, carrot sticks and bell peppers, beef jerky, granola bars, trail mix in individual snack packs, grapes, animal crackers)
Got any other ideas for our long hours in the car? I'd love to hear them!