We are preparing for our summer vacations, which this year, include several long car rides and many stops in between. In order to maintain the sanity of mama (ahem) and of the toddler-man I have been dreaming up new ways to keep those little fingers entertained, all while sticking to my budget of a few dollars, and keeping in the mind minimal space (we drive a very small car...) we will be occupying.
My first new addition to my "Travel Fun Bag," or the "Bag of Magic," as I like to call it, I have added a mini-memory game. I painted some of my son's favorite insects, birds and mammals onto medium-sized wooden disks I bought at Michael's for around $3.
I had so much fun making the first set that I painted a second set as part of a birthday gift for a little friend who adores the ocean.
I have a feeling several other young children in our life will receive sets of this little game personalized to their taste in their Christmas stockings this year.
How do you entertain your kids on long car trips? Have you come up with any great frugal games for your kids recently?