Summer vacation is here. If you have young children you know that entertaining them while traveling can be almost as exhausting as getting ready for the vacation. Whether it’s a long road trip with kids, the first airplane ride for your kids, or even a weekend vacation, this busy bag will help organize and entertain everyone for those endless miles of road.
You will need: “don’t open until” printable, Avery labels 1-1/3″ x 4″, tote bag (this one is from Target), various glassine and favor bags, small activities, such as: puzzle, book, coloring book, markers, stickers, small figurines, small treat, sunglasses, coupon for a treat, etc.
Directions: Print the “Don’t open until” labels on to the Avery paper. Take each activity and stuff it into a bag. Fold over the top and seal it with a “Don’t open until” label. Once you have all the activities stuffed into bags, go through and write a different time for each activity to be opened. For example, if you are traveling by airplane, have one activity to be opened once you get to the gate. One activity for once the airplane has taken off. One activity for once you’ve gotten to the rental car, etc. If you’re traveling by car, have actual times listed, based on estimated travel time.
Having some fun activities spread out this way keeps kids entertained longer, and keeps their mind off of the travel time. So maybe you won’t hear, “Are we there yet?”
Photography, design + styling by Sara Schmutz.