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    ROADTRIPS: To keep the kids happy in the car, a mystery bag to be given to them about each hour. They get a map with each city marked, and they have to follow the route and ask for the bag when we get to that city. Bags are filled with snacks and small toys and games. Hopefully, it'll keep their heads out of the video games!

    Ways to Use a $1.00 Cookie Sheet for Hours of Travel Fun!

    Love this idea for long road trips

    tips and tricks for cars with kids

    It's not like it takes 16 hours to drive around an island, but hey... You never know! Diy home sweet home: 16+ HOUR road trip with a Toddler and Preschooler {1 of 2}

    20 ways to fill your child’s love tank on their birthday.

    This company will craft a real toy from a child's drawing. Some day I will be happy I pinned this.

    I LOVE this: If her kids don't pick something up after one warning, this mom confiscates it and puts it in a "ransom box." The only way you can get it back is to draw a task from the envelope attached to the box lid. Her tasks are hilarious!

    Boys car rug - this is SO great - I want this for my kids rooms! They would play with this for HOURS!!!!

    Packs to keep in the car

    What a good idea. Will need one of these down the road....

    "Getting There is Half the Fun" Family Fun Ideas and Freebie for Car Trips by Marsha from A Differentiated Classroom at PreK + K Sharing

    Wonderful questions to learn how your child perceives you. :)

    NEW MOM'S you should at least try. I hated these toys once they got gross. Keep water out of bath toys. No more mold with this trick.

    Following graduation a father handed his daughter a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Dr Seuss in it. At first she just smiled and said that she loved that book. But he told her "No, open it up." ...On the first page she saw a short paragraph written by her kindergarten teacher. He told her "Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach and principal to write a little something about you inside this book."

    ideas for long car rides with kiddos

    next time we have a long car ride Love this for when you're bored :) Long list of questions to ask each other- would be fun for a long car ride

    Old baby wipes container as a snack box for a long car trip - 1 for each kid

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    For the kids bathroom or sanitizer in the craft area. Legos in a clear soap for boys or you can use Barbie shoes for girls! Also, I like the idea of putting a small plastic toy in a soap bottle and when all the soap is gone, let the child have the toy! It should help them wash their hands more! So cute :) Good for pottie training