A couple weeks ago, our family went on a little holiday around our gorgeous province of Alberta and even went a little bit into Montana. Over about a week we drove 2070 kilometres (or 1286 miles).
In the weeks before, I tried to think of some simple ways to make the time in our vehicle a bit more fun for the kids.... and easier for the Mr. and me!
We have a portable dvd player with dual screens, so the kids each got a new dvd and a toy set from the Disneystore right before we left. (Our 2 year old has had issues with bad car sickness in the past year so the dvd players have been a must ever since anytime we travel in the vehicle.)
At Dollarama I picked up these containers for $2 each......
I filled one for both of my kids with various snacks & a few treats that they both like......
I used my glue gun to add a chipboard letter onto each lid to personalize them a bit.....
I also added some scrapbook paper onto one side, where the sticker label had been. It made them cuter and made it so I didn't have to bother removing all the sticker residue! Win win!
Since we were going to be seeing lots of lakes in the mountains and spending lots of time outside, I thought a new bottle of bubbles would be something good to have on hand!
And I was super stoked to find Angry Birds gummies at London Drugs, so I bought one of each character and saved them for our trip.
I also like having some extra activity stuff to pull out during those moments when kids need some extra distractions. I bought a bag for both of them from the party section at Walmart for 97 cents. Character stuff is always a hit with my kids!
I filled each bag with some goodies from either the dollar store or Michael's to keep them happy.
They each got:
-a colouring book & a bag of cool shaped crayons
-a notebook & a little story book
-one of those magnetic drawing toys
-a water marker colouring mat set (they were $2 at the dollar store and were their fave things by far!)
Hopefully that gives some ideas for the next time you travel with your little kids!