Friday, September 17, 2010

Two year old Travel Time

I am packing for vacay!!! We leave in a few hours to go spend the weekend in Branson, MO. Although we don't have to travel too far, I know how antsy my 2 year old gets in the car, and I wanted to have plenty of things to keep him occupied.
I reached out to my online community of moms for help in planning car activities. I love being a mommy blogger. There are so many amazing mom resources right at your fingertips. As a member of we teach, I often find helpful tips in the discussion boards. I posted this question in my "we teach two year olds" group, "We're going on a family vacation this weekend!! Any suggestions for car activities for a 2 year old?" And I received enough ideas that I could probably consider a road trip cross country and have enough activities for my boy!!
You wanna see my packing list?
  • Books- Logan really likes the cheesy books that play music or make noises. So I did pack 2 of those... along with some favorite titles.
  • Felt board- I had recently made this roll up felt board from ehow.com and then Mary Anne at Mama Smiles shared her free templates for felt shapes and dress up bears!
  • I Spy Book- Michelle at This and That About Kids shared this simple foam I Spy Book. It took about 5 minutes to make!! (I heart easy.)
  • Stickers + paper + crayons + clipboard
  • Felt Threading Activity - The Activity Mom posted this idea a few weeks ago. I think it will be perfect for a car ride. (BTW, The Activity Mom Blog is like crack to me. I am addicted. And check this out, she just opened an etsy store so you could just go there and buy some sweet travel activities! I'm totally shopping there once I convince my hubs that we DO need more educational toys and games!)
  • CDs of Music and stories
  • Sticker books (I got these at a Used Book sale. They were only missing 1 sticker!)

Seriously, there were so many more ideas given to me. Some of my other favorites were small erasers to drop into a water bottle and dump, aquadoodle travel sheets (I'm going to try and find these for Christmas), and a bag of small stuffed animals to play with both in the car and @ your destination. If you want to check it out, join up at we teach. Here is a link.

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Well, I'm outta here. I will not be showing my pretty little face in bloggy world for a few days. I am going to relax and eat a lot and listen to my baby say, "ma-ma" all weekend (He just started it yesterday!!) as he crawls (also started this week) around on hotel floor. (ewww)

4 comments:

  1. oo have a great trip!! Love all of the activities you created!

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  2. Jackie,

    You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Can't wait to find out if everything goes as planned in the car...if your kids start to act like mine usually do. :) Have a great time in Branson!

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  3. Have a safe trip and bring back beautiful memories! :)

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  4. Have a GREAT trip! =) Your activities look great and thanks for the shout out. =)

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