Sent from reader, Jill:
We recently were facing a 10 hour car ride with 2 small children which can be challenging….so, I wanted to share an idea that really made the trip much easier for everyone! It worked like a charm and was very inexpensive to make!
For each child, I took a plastic divided craft organizer and filled each section with a different snack or treat from my stash! Throughout the trip, as needed, they could choose something from their box. This really encouraged good behavior, and, they loved to look at the box to decide what to choose next so it was a great distraction during the long trip! To keep it interesting, I took along some different snacks and re-filled some of the sections for the return trip!
The box/organizers can be found at craft stores and can be purchased using the 40% off coupon in their weekly circular. And, I was able to fill the boxes with things that I had on hand as a result of deals that you have posted (cereal, small cookies, craisins, pretzels, goldfish, candy, etc). Because of the size of each section, my children ended up eating less than they would have otherwise…..and, had a lot more fun in the process! You could also take along stickers and let them decorate and personalize their box which would be a great car activity as well. Safe Travels!!
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