Have a fun journey planned this summer? These easy Road Trip Snack Boxes are a great way to keep the kiddos fueled along the way.
My husband grew up stopping in convenience stores on road trips...my family always packed a huge cooler for snacks. I think these fun road trip snack boxes are a great happy medium for our own road trips. Check out how easy these are to put together below.
My kids do pretty well on road trips...well, at least now they do (the baby years are a totally different story...ha!). Later this summer, my kids and I have a solo road trip to a conference I'm attending. I'm excited to try out these fun road trip snack boxes. I saw something similar on Pinterest, but the link led to spam...so, if this is your original idea, be sure to tell me in the comments. I put my own spin on the box idea with our own snacks and using hobby boxes.
These are designed for ongoing noshing all the way down the road. I do add cheese, but only because I know they'll totally eat it first (my youngest's first complete sentence was "I wuv cheese"). So, I don't worry about packing a cooler or anything like that (especially since I'll be the only adult on this trip...filling up a cooler is a pain). These smaller compartmentalized portions are fantastic for trips. The variety also keeps it fun and interesting.
All of our Horizon favorites are perfect for road trips (if I can keep my husband out of them before we leave...ha!). I also feel good about giving my kiddos these snacks...a lot better than a convenience store doughnut or candy bar that they may otherwise grab if we stopped along the way.
Both the Horizon Snack Grahams and the sandwich crackers are some of our absolute faves!
I slice up the cheese sticks...one fits perfectly into one of the compartments. Then, I use all of the other snacks, along with fruit and veggies to fill the other compartments. These boxes go together really fast. This also eliminates the constant trash flow my back seat experiences on road trips...things don't always make it to the designated bag. Finding wrappers under the seat days (weeks?) later is always fun.
For the boxes, I used old ones that we used for our loom bracelets (that hobby didn't last too terribly long for my kids). I washed them out and then they were ready for road trip snackage.
I labeled them to make sure we didn't have the "Noooo, that's MINE" issue. It happens. I also included mini forks in them, too, for the berries. I've had these mini forks for years and use them in their school lunches.
My kids are old enough to keep these with them on the trips...but for younger kiddos, they could easily be passed back and forth from the front seat.
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