Thursday, August 16, 2012

Road Trip Busy Box

Almost the weekend! Yay!
I just wanted to share a busy box I put together for my kids for when we take our road trip to Myrtle Beach.
I found some great ideas and printable work sheets on  (gosh I am so addicted to that site)

I went to...
Walmart and purchase a tall somewhat narrow container (I want this to sit just in front of the two backseats in the van), 1" binders, pencil pouches, folders, 1 pack of notebook paper and pocket sheet protectors and a coloring book or two.
The Dollar store I found word search books and little activity pads.
Staples was having a great sale and I bought plastic pencil boxes, colored pencils, markers, crayons and dry erase markers w/ the eraser attached (so no one looses it).
My daughter threw in some of her workbooks from school last year.
I already had a License Plate Game board that was given to us last year from my SIL. (but there are printable ones on the web) I will provide links at the end of the post.
Of course I had to dress up my stuff for the occasion.
I used my digital software and .pngs from 
Designs on Cloud 
and clear packing tape to attach them to the busy box, the binders and the pencil boxes ( I tried to mod podge it to the pencil boxes first, but it just peeled up)   :0( 

The big box of stuff

 Some of whats in the big box

The personalized pencil boxes

 The personalized binders

There are the awesome little dry erase markers I found at Staples (yeah we got that) LOL 
This is my daughters (7yrs old) binder

 Fun printables Bingo and hangman 
(I slipped them into the pocket protectors and you can them over and over with the dry erase markers)  
Brilliant find!

More fun printable stuff 

Ripped out some word search pages and put them into the protects per request from my daughter
 Notebook paper and folder (Monster High of course)

This is my sons (3yrs old)  Little tougher to find printables he can do, but I figured he could follow the pictures in the bingo cards and I found a picture scavenger hunt printable (my daughter has one with only the words on it)

 I bought a Mickey Mouse learn to write your letters book at the dollar store, tore all the pages out and put them into the sheet protectors for him to practice writing his letters and there are some games on the pages too, letter related of course

 Oh and we MUST have an Angry Birds activity and coloring books LOL
There is those little awesome dry erase markers (can ya tell I love those little things)

The photo scavenger hunt printable I told you about earlier and his scribble notebook paper 
So that is pretty much what I put in there for them... I am sure they will add to it when it gets closer to leaving.  Here are the 2 links I used for the printables ...
Mom's Mini Van - lots of printables for a road trip
The Dating Divas - License plate game printable

Thanks for visiting! 
Hugs, Staci


  1. What a great idea for a trip...keeping the kids busy is always difficult when your on the road for hours...I might have to do something like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your right it's tough keeping them busy and entertained. I hope it works at least for an hour LOL. Thanks for reading! Staci


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