Travel Activity Box

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One of the only things that brings me joy during an otherwise tortuous (or at least stressful) cross-country flight with kids is seeing how MacGyver-like I can pack their activities and how many miles each one lasts.  Here’s an example of a travel box that went the distance (I couldn’t resist)


Glue a lego plate to the outside of an old school metal lunch box (your seat mate is already impressed).  String cheerios or fruit loops through lacing cord.  Pack mini-notebooks and hot glued dotted crayons (so they don’t roll).  My kids love drawing on these and they take up virtually no room.  Washi tape – about as sticky as painter’s tape so you’re not going to get in trouble with the airplane police (and yes there are airplane police.)  Don’t forget legos and figures and watch your kids mix and match! 

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Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (10, 7, 5). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best activities that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}