Right now, we have plans to journey on a road trip to California. Luckily, it’s not terribly far but we do have two kids ages 6 and 10 and there is always that dreaded question. “Are we there yet?”. About 30 minutes into the trip, boredom sets in and the next hours are filled with “I’m bored” or “he’s touching me”. Ahhh yes, the joyous sounds of children.
When I went to Walmart to get our goodies for our trip, I wanted to get the kids something to entertain them. Some may say this is bribing but I like to call this effective planning. I went to the toy section and was filled with the internal dialogue or I guess monologue of “Do my kids REALLY need more toys?”. I mean realistically, they have a million toys and to pay more money for something else that will find it’s way to under the van seats, I really had to reconsider. I wanted to find a game like this one that we could play in the car:
I decided when I found some plastic cups of Scooby Doo (that were only $.75 each) that I would put together some cute “Mini Treat Buckets” for the kids to have in the car. I also found some stickers, activity books, Scooby Doo bandz (one of the latest kid fads) and candy.
Activity Books: $.20
Sco0by Doo Rubberbands: $2
Scooby Doo Stickers: $.75
Total per bucket: $4.25!
These are great because:
They can hold toys
They can be re-used as a cup
They can hold trash in the car
They can fit inside a cup holder
Of course the best thing is that they were under $5 per kid!
Want to see my shopping trip at Walmart? Check out my Whrrl:
I was compensated for my time by Collecitve Bias, all opinions are my own.