Last year I developed The Kids Travel Bucket. Right now it is on the top shelf of my coat closet, ready to be pulled out at a moment’s notice. Not only is it handy during long, cross-country road trips. It is super handy for weekend day-trips as well. Plus, it is really easy to put together.
What you’ll need:
-a clear bucket with lid
-crayons or markers in indivdual bags for each child
-an art surface
-notebooks and loose paper
-lots of stickers
-jar of drawing ideas
-jar of road-game ideas
-little containers of play-doh (oh yes, my sanity during a long drive is completely worth the effort to vacuum up all the dried up play-doh at the end of the trip)
-paper cups, plates, bowls, wipes, and napkins
-spare batteries for any other electronic devices
Add just before you travel:
-1 toy per child (their choice)
-books (set a number per child)
-movies (set a limit that makes sense with trip duration)
A container full of drawing ideas helps keep the creative juices flowing long after everyone has been riding in the car for way too long.
I found this little lap desk on Amazon and have gotten a lot of mileage out of it.
Our travel bucket tucked away at the top of the coat closet, just waiting to go somewhere fun. I’d like to see it get to a beach this summer!
Put it all together, keep it tucked away out of sight, and plop it in the car when it is time to travel. The travel bucket. Time-saving. Sanity-saving. Every mom needs one, so make yours today!
Now you’ll have time to remember to put your own favorite book in your purse. You’re welcome.