The summer traveling season is almost upon us…the time when we get to visit friends and relatives and not worry about the kids having to miss school for it.
My kids always look forward to seeing their grandparents from both sides and getting lots of swimming, swinging, and just general play-time in.
But they do not look forward to the long drive it takes to get to grandma’s house. The amazing portable dvd player makes traveling SO much easier, but I decided after last year’s trip that they needed a little something more to keep them occupied. 8+ hours is a very long time (even for adults, but especially for little ones)!
So I made the Road Trip Pillowcase. I found the cute idea at Amazing Mae.
I took my daughter to the fabric store and let her choose the fabric. She has great taste. 🙂 I love how summer-y the colors and patterns are.
Before hitting the road, we stuff the pocket with snacks, coloring and other books, crayons, small stuffed animals, mini games, and the tablet. And when they’re tired, they can lean it up against the window and take a snooze. What more could a child need? 🙂
If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can just print a big letter from a Word Document and cut it out by hand. It’s not too difficult at all.
Other great ideas for road trips: