When you're taking a car trip this summer, the one thing you want to make sure you have covered if children are coming along too, is entertainment. There are only so many times the kiddos can play 'I Spy' or Tic-Tac-Toe without getting bored, and when that time comes, you have to be ready (trust me on this one). ;)
|Fun things really do come in small packages!|
|Remember how fun instant pictures were with Polaroid?|
Who knew you could still do that??? Totally happy we'll be taking instant pictures this summer on our road trips. :)
Another great idea is to bring along an instant camera!! Do you remember how fun Polaroid cameras were when you were a kid? I remember being very impatient, waiting for the film to clear so I could see the picture I took...but it was a fun impatient. My kids have never seen, or to my knowledge, heard of a Polaroid. They're going to get to know one now! How fun to document a road trip from a Polaroid/Kid perspective!
|Mess-Free Crayons won't color on skin or car upholstery!|
|Don't forget to pack a little something nice for the older kids/teens too.|
They still like to special little treats, even if they are almost grown. ;)
Speaking of surprises, my daughter is a teen so she's a little old for crayons (well, maybe not because I catch her playing with them from time to time, but you know what I mean). I don't ever forget she's still a kid though, and I always make sure to pack a little something that will make her happy too. Alamo put a pretty wire and bead bracelet in their travel pail, and that's just the perfect thing for my daughter to slip on to make her happy. And it's a physical reminder to her too, that her mama thinks she's pretty awesome. :) There's also colored duct tape in the pail, and my daughter is a wiz with that stuff. Her oldest brother got her a book on things to create with it for a gift last year, and if you haven't already seen such things, you'd be amazed at what you can make with duct tape (wearable flip-flops have to be my favorite thing in that book).
Just a little preparation shows that good things really can come in small packages...small packages that keep our children very happily entertained on long car trips. For the parents and the kids, that's a win-win. Thank you, Alamo!
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