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On The Go

This weeks theme is hitting the road, so I thought this would be a great time to share about the 1,600 mile road trip we made to Kentucky last summer. . . and how we survived it!

I have to thank my mother-in-law for this one. She gave my children a big bag full of little wrapped presents. They were to be handed out along the way.  It did not take me long to realize that this would be a great way to motivate kids to willingly get back in the car after short rest stops. 
As soon as we were all buckled back up, they got to unwrap a little gift with their name on it. It was great and the selections were wonderful.  She had little things like mini-notepads, small toys, stickers, on the go craft projects like making pipe cleaner people and animals, and even some novelty things. . . but they were new each time and that was a BIG hit!

{I made the bag in the pic for a friend of mine's daughter for their upcoming road trip ~ they make fun little "I care" gifts, too!}

For short trips and being on the go around town, I keep a supply of colored pencils (crayons can melt) and a notepad, healthy snacks, bottles of water, and small toys that I know they love in my backpack in the car.