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.
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
- Floss organizer - find in the sewing department
- Small bite sized snacks your kids love; I picked up RITZ Bacon & Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, SWEDISH FISH Soft & Chewy Candy, HONEY MAID Dippers Chocolate Graham Snacks, OREO Mini Cookies, Mini CHIPS AHOY! Cookies and HONEY MAID TEDDY GRAHAMS Graham Snacks
- Small trinket toy surprises
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.
3. Fill the empty spaces with the small trinket toys.
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!
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!
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