We’ve done quite a lot of traveling this summer and we still have a trip to go. My kids aren’t very entertained by the car DVD player (or they pretend they’re not to torture me!). So I knew I needed some new activities for the car. I try to find activities that are good for the car and also to use on vacation. I’ve definitely had a lot of “mom fails” with travel activities in the past, but this summer nailed it with the selections. I stocked up but was careful to reveal the activities slowly, when needed.
We had a few Mudpuppy items in the past and they have always been a huge hit with my kids, so when I stocked up this summer, I selected all Mudpuppy items. If you like Mudpuppy or want to try their activities, you can often find them on Amazon for a great price. Right now if you use the code SUNNY40 on the Mudpuppy site you get 40% off your ENTIRE ORDER. It’s a great time to stock up! Here’s a list of our favorite travel activities this summer:
All of these activities were perfect for my girls’ ages: 4.5 and 6.5. They played with the items above in the car, on a ferry, in a house, in a hotel and in plenty of restaurants.
We used the Pottery Barn Kids lunch boxes to hold toys for travel. A friend sent them as a surprise before we left for our trip and they honestly hit the perfect amount of toys for a trip.
The journals in the photos with their names on them are from May Designs. I was ordering a gift for someone and noticed the notebooks were on sale. You can order them with blank white pages, so if you’re kids like drawing, these are a lot of fun for travel.
One more item (not Mudpuppy) that I just found in the Target Dollar Spot that has been a huge hit: chalkboard “lap top”. It’s $3 and comes with the chalk too. It fold in half and is the perfect size for laps in the car or on a plane. Last, but not least, a cheap one time use water proof camera is a fun activity to use on a trip. Happy travels everyone!
We were not composted for this post. We did receive items for the purpose of review. As always, all opinions are my own.