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Monday, June 27, 2016

Family Road Trip: Snack Kit for Kids


Hard to believe that the summer is nearly half over, how in the world are we just days away from July?  With summer break ticking away we have a few fun family road trips scheduled here in our beautiful state of Colorado.  The kids are excited and so are the parent!  ha!  I didn't road trip much as a child but I am loving it with my kids.


Why do I love it?  Because of pictures and moments like this.  One of our best family road trip memory from last year included going to a local YMCA.  Looking back and seeing how much fun we had as a family makes me want to start planning more and more road trips.  

In a few weeks we are heading back to this same YMCA and we also have a few trips planned to go to our family cabin in the mountains!  Ahhh...mountain air, you are so good for the body and mind!  

As you know, I am all about honesty here so here goes my Road Trip confession...the constant questions from the back seat are taxing!  "Are we there yet?"  "He won't share the book!"  "Why is it taking so long to get there?" "When is lunch?"  "When can we get out of the car?" "When is dinner?" If you have done a road trip with young kids you know those questions well.  

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I am a planner so planing a family road trip is certainly something that I plan out perfectly before hitting the road.  I plan the gas stops, the sight seeing stops, food stops, bathroom stops and lodging.  In doing this I have found a way to not only cut down on the food stops but also the ongoing questions surrounding food! 

The Snack Kit for Kids is perfect and super easy to create and travel with.  I showed the kids what I created for them for our upcoming trips and they were so excited to test them out.  

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Family Road Trip:  Snack Kit for Kids


Materials needed:


  • Floss organizer - find in the sewing department
  • Small bite sized snacks your kids love
  • Small trinket toy surprises 

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Directions:

1.  Wash Floss organizer well and let dry.  


2.  Unwrap all packaged items and create small servings of each snack and place them in the floss organizer. 

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3.  Fill the empty spaces with the small trinket toys.

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4.  Place a few napkins on top of the snacks and seal the organizer.  

5.  Pack in car for a special surprise after you hear that dreaded "I'm HUNGRY!" from the back seat of the car!

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Now that the kids have seen these fun kits I know they are going to ask for them once we back out of the driveway.  That really defeats the purpose because these snacks would be gone well before the end of the car drive.  I decided that we will play a little road trip game for each "space" in the Snack Kit.  I will ask the kids to play a game of "I Spy" and when they spy what I spy they will get to eat a snack. This not only helps with the hungry issue but lets us have some fun as a family while we explore our beautiful state! 


With another summer almost over, I am reminded how fast the kids are growing and how we need to really focus on the present and moments like dancing in the mountain meadows at sunset! 





What family road trips do you have planned for the rest of the summer?


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13 comments:

  1. Filling snacks in those containers is such a great idea! I know my kids will be all over those snack kits. They will love the variety of treats tucked into each of those square spaces. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I really love this idea! We're planning on taking a trip in the next week or so and my children would love to have snacks at their disposable + it's organized. It's a win for everyone!

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  3. I LOVE this idea! We are planning a trip to Michigan soon. The kids always get super hungry on this trip. We spend about 6 hours in the car. They would love the little spaces mixed with yummy food and toys! This is a must for our trip!

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  4. Brilliant idea!! So much healthier than stopping at rest areas. ty for sharing!!

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  5. What an awesome idea! This is a great way to allow kids some control of what they want to snack and play with on the trip. You can almost turn it into a incentive for them to pick health snack to take with them. Like you can pack your special toy for maybe 3 apple slices.

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  6. What a fun idea. Back when our girls where young, I use to just wing it when it came to road trips and snacks. Now that we have two granddaughters that we take on road trips, I find it is much easier to plan ahead.

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  7. Such a cute idea! My little ones are constantly asking me the same questions, so I'm happy to hear that I'm not the only one haha! I love how quick and easy it is and how much healthier it is rather than having to stop off for food!

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  8. That is a super awesome idea. I wish I could thing of fun things like that. I just grab some bags and go. You are awesome.

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  9. This is a great idea. Traveling with little kids requires snacks for sure, but the addition of toys to the mix is a recipe for a great trip!

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  10. We usually travel to Orlando or Tampa in the summer which is 3-4 hour drives so this will definitely come in handy. Having the kids pick the snacks they want and maybe even decorating their own little snack pack. Thanks for the great idea!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing this Snack Kit -- such a genius idea! We take many road trips, and I'm with you, those non-stop questions and bickering is enough to make you question it all. This will really help!

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  12. I've been looking for one of these organizers to pack snacks and trinkets for my kids. I had no idea it could be found in the sewing section. Will be making my way to Hobby Lobby or Michaels asap. My kids would every snack you show in your pics. I will let them pick a few and throw in a few options of my choice.

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  13. When we are on road trips, the kids are always asking for snacks. This is a great solution! (client)

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