Since my girls were very little, we’ve always packed a “fun bag” for things like road trips, restaurant visits, and other trips and visits where the “I’m bored” monster might pay us a visit. If you’re lucky enough to have one more summer road trip planned here’s all you need to keep your little people happy. We start out the fun bag with a great backpack. My girls and I just love their new backpacks from Stuck On You. They got to choose their colour, and cute logo, and have them personalized with their names. I love how each of my girls picked out a sweet logo that fit their personalities perfectly.
We love to the fill the fun bag with lots of activities to keep them happy and entertained. This time I made them a special new treat, an “I Spy” game. They’re big fans of the books, so I thought it would be fun to make this version, perfect for a long road trip. I started out by hunting around the house for lots of little toys. I found lots of perfect little treasures in the Barbie, playmobile, and lego bins. I used an empty water bottle, and some great vase filler I found at the dollar store.
You could also use rice, but the vase filler was a great option, and I liked its clear colour. Before I added the toys to the water bottle, I photographed them on a plain background.
I printed the picture, and placed it in a page protector. I picked up some fun coloured dry erase markers, an eraser and white board cleaner at the dollar store, and put everything in a perfect little carry case.
My girls loved playing with it, checking off the items they’d found, then erasing it and starting all over again.
I always pack some electronics for a long road trip. We have a booklet of their favourite movies, and a portable dvd player, and some age appropriate electronic games.
They’re filled with beautiful supplies, including personalized pencils, markers, pencil crayons, a ruler, scissors, pencil sharpener, and eraser -in short everything you need. I really like that everything in the kit is personalized with their name, making sure there are no fights over which marker belongs to who.
The last great addition to the fun bags for our long trip was some snacks. I found these great little storage boxes at the dollar store.
After washing them out, I filled them lots of little treats for the trip. I wanted things that would last if they didn’t finish them all on the first leg of our trip, and that wouldn’t make too big of a mess in the car if they spilled. There’s a few sweets, and then a few healthier options like dried fruit and cereal.
And for thirsty little snackers, a nice cold drink.
We love the water bottles from Stuck On You. We chose our logos to match the backpacks, and added their names again. Perfect to know whose is whose in the car, and perfect for school when it starts in a few weeks too.
And I’m excited to offer you another Stuck On You give-away. The winner will receive a $20 voucher from Stuck On You, perfect for your back to school shopping. Good luck!
With all these great little treats and activities and few new books from the library too all packed up in your own little fun bag, life really is a party!