This is what the boxes look like put together. There is one for the 3 yr olds and one for the 6-10 year olds. My rule is you must put everything back into it's correct bag before a new activity can be checked out of the box.
This is why you must put your bags together before you leave, otherwise you will have all this trash and wrapping on your vehicle floor.
I found these boxes at Kmart. They were $4.99 each, the perfect size and with the lid on they will double as a lap desk or game table!
Some packing tips:
Don't forget to bring glow sticks and bracelets! My kids build some cool stuff with them once the sun goes down!!! Flash lights and light up toys are very exciting at night when your almost there!
Remember to put everything you will need per activity into each ziplock bag. (Like Qtips for paint with water, or scissors for crafts.). It would be a bummer to not have what you need on the road.
Check around your house and in the bottom of your toyboxes. You'll be surprised at what you find that would be exciting if you were stuck in your seat.
Let your kids help pick items out. It helps build excitement, but also plan a few surprises they don't know about.
The concept is really simple, the hard part is waiting to leave. Doesn't he look pitiful! He will be thrilled when he gets to open his box in a few days. It will feel just like Christmas!
Use your imagination and prepare to enjoy the travel days to your vacation destination instead of losing them to grumpiness and fussy bored kids!