Wednesday, April 4, 2007

WFMW Car Edition - The Entertainment Bag

My tip is an "activity bag". I always keep a zippered tote bag stocked with various books, travel games, small toys, stickers, magic markers, paper, etc. right in my trunk. That way if we're out somewhere and decide to go out to eat we've always got something to keep the kids occupied while we order our food, wait for it, linger over coffee (ok, we don't actually make it quite that long very often, but a girl can dream can't she?), etc. It's also available if we need it for medium-sized trips if the kids' music has lost its appeal or if we find ourselves in unexpected traffic (I'm not a martyr, for long trips we break out the dvd player). I rotate the contents of the bag periodically so that it includes both current favorites and things they've managed to forget about long enough for them to become interesting again.

Go visit Shannon for Rocks in My Dryer's special Works For Me Wednesday Car Edition for more tips.


DS Writer said...

Some nifty ideas here.
You know, I've done an activity bag for Ivry, but never thought to leave it in the trunk and to update it occasionally! Excellent.. I'll prepare one later today.

Rae said...

GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing! =)