We are getting ready to take a 22 hour trek from San Antonio to Utah in a couple days. We’ve taken enough road trips with our girls to know that how well you prepare can make or break you. Really, get creative enough and the time in the car just might be their favorite part of the trip. So I set about getting my Mystery Goodie Bags (shown) ready when my friend shared with me a few ideas she had found on Pinterest, of course. :-)
I love the ideas that Trish came up with on Prepared NOT Scared. The Travel Bag she created is very fun and such a great idea! I’ve printed out the car bucks with high hopes that it will help my girls be extra good so they can earn bucks to buy the gift bags that I’ve made. I also printed out some of the travel games. I bought a cookie sheet from the dollar store for each girl to use as a tray and made little magnets for them to play the games with. (I’m excited to have the trays also as a food tray.)
I painted the magnets, put stickers on them, and modge podged them to keep the stickers from peeling off. I got the idea from Ladybird Ln, she had some fun ideas for the car as well. I did two colors, one for each girl.
The easiest way I found to paint them was to do the sides first by holding the center and spinning it with brush while painting it. I then put them on a paper plate on the cookie sheet to keep them from moving around. It worked great!
Here are my girls travel bags that I found at the dollar store. I liked them because of the extra pockets on the front. I’m not putting a lot in them to begin our trip because they will have to earn their prizes and treats.
Here are the goods, I scored some fun travel games at a garage sale. (Have I mentioned that I love to garage sale!) :-) I bought some dollar store items, treats, and crafts. I think these things will motivate them to be good.
Wish me luck! What have you done on your road trips that have made them successful for the kids?