Welcome to Part 2 of my Travel Week series. In my Introduction post, I shared a special trip we took during Spring Break. It was a short trip, but definitely a memorable one. For that trip, I wanted to figure out a way to make traveling a little more fun for the kiddos. When we travel, no matter if it is just to the grocery store or across the state, the kids get bored. There is only so much television that can consume the mind of a little one. So, I decided to create traveling totes for each one of my young travelers.
I purchased two Craftsman tool totes from Sears to use for the event. I loved these little totes because of all the side pockets, space inside, and the durable handle. Plus, they came in colors that worked well for both my son and daughter.
In Kate’s tote, we included:
- a sippy (Kate is still a little messy when she drinks)
- a few dolls/stuffed animals
- coloring book & crayons
- iPod (my old iPhone that we use for Kate’s games)
- crown (of course)
My daughter wanted to add more and more things to her tote. We finally had to tell her that she couldn’t add anything else. And, you know she was super proud of what she collected because she had to get a picture with her travel goodies.
The totes are pretty big! Kate’s tote actually fit all of this stuff in there.
And, now to Little Derrick’s tote. He doesn’t need nearly as much as Kate to satisfy his time. I hope he is going to be my simple child. I have heard boys do not require as much “stuff” as girls, but only time will tell if this holds true for us.
In Derrick’s tote, we included:
- a sippy
- favorite bouncy balls that light up
- seahorse that helps him sleep
- a few extra toys
And, a picture of their totes filled with their traveling goodies…
These totes worked out really well on our trip. And, they made keeping up with their traveling goodies a lot easier too.