I wish I had the great talent (or maybe it is patience…) for turning junk into treasure. People that do that amaze me! I am a purger. I tend to just collect and dump, either into the trash or take to Goodwill.
However, the other day, I came up with a great idea! I had some bags left over from the March of Dimes walkathon that I actually held on to. My boys are always wanting to take things in the van to occupy their minds when we travel- even for small trips such as to the grocery store. I get tired of all of their things ransacked around inside my van. I like to keep it as tidy as I can. (I guess it gives me some sence of organization and peace…LOL!) So, I decided to use these extra bags for the boys to carry their items on the go, and I labeled them accordingly. I usually load them up myself with things that I think will come in handy and encourage quiet car behavior. Below are a couple of pictures and sample list of items that make for good car bag material.
Some ideas for inside the car bags:
- kid’s magazine such as Highlight Hidden Pictures
- Leapster with additional games
- audiobooks (we have access to digital Playaways)
- I-Pod or cd player
- laminated flashcards on a key ring (I plan to make some eventually
What are some of your ideas?