I recently got back from a road trip to NYC. It took 20 hours round trip and I have 3 small children under the age of 7. Keeping these girls occupied during the long drive could have been a nightmare, but with the help of some activities and fun snacks, it wasn’t as painful as you might think.
Here are some of the items I brought to entertain my girls while on the road:
Travel Kiddy is a bag filled with all kinds of fun activities for kids. You can choose your bag depending on the age of your child and then it is filled with activities appropriate for your child’s age. The Travel Kiddy bag we got was for ages 3-6 which was perfect since I have a 4yr old and a 6 yr old. The kit included:
• 9×12 foam core drawing board
• 16 count Crayola crayons in durable container (to minimize breakage)
• 2 hand sanitizing wipes
• Wikki Stix
• 2 jungle animals
• 2 bendable figures
• Melissa & Doug 6×9 doodle pad with 50 pages
• Spring toy
• Die cast car
• Magnetic drawing board
• Animal shaped tape measure
• Eversharp pencil
• Small ruler with fun stencil designs
• 6 sticker sheets
• 2 color your own postcards with stamps
• Small colorful snake
• 2 age appropriate crafts
(examples include color your own lacing cards, color your own hat or color your own finger puppets)
• Sticker activity fun book with over 50 stickers
• Coloring book
• Activity book
My girls were entertained for hours. The kit mixed in with other activities was key in making the trip bearable for them. They played with some of the kit on the drive and took the kit with them when we went out to dinner. The Travel Kiddy is great for dining out, traveling, sick children and birthday gifts.
We packed a cooler of snacks and drinks to keep the girls hydrated and fed. We like to have nutritional snacks like fruit, cheese, crackers, yogurt and vegetables. We also like to bring drinks that aren’t high in sugar like water or juice. Juicy Juice has come out with a new product called Juicy Juice Sparkling. It is like a soda because of the fizz, but a healthier option because it is fruit juice. The Juicy Juice Sparkling comes in three flavors Apple, Berry and Orange. It is made up of 70% real juice and 30% water.
Another fun toy we brought on the trip was called the Wurmm. It is a brain teaser that my 6 year old mastered way too fast and was over it right off the bat. My 4 year old was more interested in it and I think it was more challenging for her and more fun. The object of the game is to maneuver the worm through the apple and out. It requires a lot of manipulation and patience.
The Leapfrog Camera was by far my girls favorite time occupier on the road trip. It is a digital camera that talks, so they fought, like sisters do, over who got to use the camera next. The camera also comes with editing software, a flash and has a 1.5 inch screen. It was easy for my 4 yr old to hold and use. My 20 month old tried it a few times and didn’t want to give it back to the older girls. You can find the Leapfrog camera at your local Toys R Us.
One lucky winner will get a Leapfrog Camera ($50 value). The winner will be notified via email and will need to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
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