i should be mopping the floor: Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit

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It's definitely road trip season, y'all! We've already completed one biggie as a family and the kids and I will have another one on our own later in the summer (we call it our annual "Final Fling" in August before school starts back up). With two preteens, devices are usually the name of the game...but I also like to infuse a little non-screentime fun as well. Enter a Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit...with little surprises and activities to keep everyone entertained for a long day in the car (all kept in budget since everything is from 99 Cents Only Stores). I included the free printable tags for our road trip survival kit below, too.
Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
I packed this kit with activities, toys, and snacks...some are wrapped so they can be a surprise (because who doesn't love a good surprise, right?). The labels are designed to be fairly open-ended in the manner in which you decide to use them...label a surprise for each kiddo, label a time or destination in which a package can be opened, or do your own thing! Check out all of the details and grab the free printable road trip tags below.
Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Even as they get older, my kids really love this kind of thing! The wrapped packages keep it really interesting, too. I opted not to wrap snacks (when you want a snack, you just want a snack). But everything did get a label (because at 10 and 12, they still argue over what belongs to whom). I mainly labeled everything with their names. And I don't have too many rules...just every hour or so allow each kiddo to pick something out of the box to open. Again, this is a super open-ended activity...do it however you like!

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
I grabbed every single item for my basket (including the actual basket) at 99 Cents Only Stores (if you're a local reader, I shop at the 99 on Bosque Road in Waco). I'm totally 99ing this summer thing, y'all. And road trips are the perfect excuse to do the 99. I have an entire basket of fun that stayed within my budget. I grabbed puzzle books, blank notebooks, small toys, and more for activities. Don't forget to throw in a few pens and pencils.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
These sticker puzzle books from the 99 are seriously so cool.
My boys both love them!

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
The 99 has a big selection of activity books and notebooks. There is always something new and exciting at the 99. You never know what you'll find when you "do the 99" (shop at 99 Cents Only Stores)!

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
And the summer game aisle is where it is at! I grabbed a couple of pool toys and cardboard airplane sets here...the pool items are great for hotel pools each evening of a long road trip.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
I also grabbed all of our road trip snacks at the 99, too. If you're bringing a cooler along on your trip, be sure to grab fresh produce to munch on during your trip, too (and cold drinks!). 99 Cents Only Stores have fresh, budget-friendly produce every day that allows you to eat healthy, even during your travels.
I was able to grab everyone's favorite eats (and a couple of treats) to tuck into our budget-friendly road trip survival trip. 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Wrapping some of the items was an extra step...but a few surprises make a long trip even more fun. I grabbed the bright, summery gift wrap at my 99.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
There are lots of great basket items in the storage and organizational area, too.
I'm planning to reorganize closets this summer. The 99 will be the first place on my list to shop.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Grab these free printable tags below. They're the perfect little add-on to all of your items.
Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.


Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Don't these look so fun? Naturally, they tend to dive into the wrapped packages first...but that's okay. All of the non-wrapped items are pretty fun, too!

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
I opted to leave the bumpier or non-box-shaped items out of wrapping. 
Just tie on a tag and it's good to go.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
As I mentioned above, these tags are pretty open-ended! You can set a time for each item in your basket, if you prefer. Or label with family members' names.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Or even designate some of the items for certain parts of the journey. Hotel pools are always the highlight of a road trip for my kids...the diving torpedoes will be the perfect toy for that time of day when we're all ready to take a dip.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Just pile everything in the basket and hit the road.
Honk, honk!

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Keeping everything corralled in the basket makes for a tidier back seat, too.

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
Be sure to stop by the 99 to make your own Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit.
Happy road trip season, y'all!








5 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! I need to do something like this for my kids!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  2. I love the printables! I think it's awesome that you wrote specific times and/or destinations, like for the hotel! That way, it helps them break up the time so they don't open everything at once. Thanks for sharing!
    -Samantha, from samanthaelaine.net

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  3. What a fun idea! Kids will have so much fun with this!! Pinning to my travel board.

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