The kids travel packs I made (that blew up in my face)
We recently took a trip to Michigan to visit my husband’s side of the family. It is always such a treat when we get to do this, although traveling eight hours with two kidlets can be, well, challenging.
This time I decided to be more strategic in my attempts to keep the backseat happy. So I put together a kids travel pack for our 7-year old and 1-year old. I originally got the idea from my friends over at The Domestic Four.
I picked up two plastic containers from the Dollar General store for $1 apiece.
Then I headed over to the Dollar Tree to fill each container with fun items to keep the littles busy during the trip.
Here’s what I picked up for our girl:
And here’s what I got for our toddler (aka “Destructo Boy”):
I gave them each one item from their respective travel pack about every hour, so they would continue to have something to look forward to along the way.
Overall, the packs were a great success, EXCEPT for the fact that I think they triggered car sickness in our 7-year old. I had purchased a few small games and reading the instructions may have brought on the car sickness.
Also, if you decide to do something similar, be prepared for your backseat to look like a dumpster when it all shakes down.
Our daughter still tells her friends about the “special pack” she got when she went on her trip to Michigan, despite the fact she got sick. So I’m giving the travel packs a thumbs up … with a warning. If you have kids that are prone to car sickness, be sure to choose your items carefully.
Happy traveling this summer! 🙂