Happy 4th of July! As we are approaching our nations holiday you will often find yourself traveling. If you are like me and have little ones, the thought of traveling can be daunting.
I came across this pin, which leads you to this site, and to this day it is my most popular pin. Follow the link for some great suggestions on travel games. What caught my attention was the photo of the travel snacks. I loved the idea too, and it tells me parents are out there looking for ways to have smooth travel with kids.
So here is our Snack Box: A small box with sections (found mine at Walmart in the bead section for $4-5) and fill with random snacks. We put a few healthy snacks, and a few unhealthy snacks, a little salty, a little sweet! Let your kids know this is what they get for the trip, and when it is gone, it is gone.
My last trip was a five hour drive with my kids solo. I tried the suggested snack box and it was a hit with both my kids. Lil’Miss loved just looking at her snack and had more fun admiring all the goodies, than eating them. Bean opened his box up right away and snacked on the candies and saved the other items for later. Right when we got to our destination he fell asleep with the box on his lap and dumped the remainder of the contents! whoops J It served its purpose and I was happy and we refilled with new snacks when we headed home a couple of days later.
We are preparing for our next trip and I will come up with some new fun snacks for their snack box. Lil’Miss has asked several times when she will get her special snack box. I think she will have fun helping me put them together.
Here is a link to my post on travel tags for young kids. I focused on kids who are nonverbal, but this would be helpful for any child.
Sidenote: I use this general idea still when we go to the zoo or out in large gatherings where I might lose my child but sometimes I don’t want to take the time to print out a travel tag, I just take a piece of masking tape and make a bracelet by sticking the tape to itself and then put in on my child’s wrist. I put my name and phone number and so if my child wanders or get’s lost, they will have a way to find me.
My sister had a great tip as well. When she is out with her kids at large gatherings: zoo, park, ect. She takes a picture of her child, so she has a fresh picture of what they are wearing in the event that they get separated. I love that idea too!!
What are your best travel tips? Do you have any blog posts or favorite websites to share, please do so in the comments below.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!