Road Trip Kids Activity Bag #3

by Kelsey Norwood

in Kids

road trip kids activity bag

Activity Bag #3

  • Finding Nemo DVD
  • Puzzle ($1 at Target)
  • Muffin Tin
  • Play-Doh
  • Golf Tees
  • Toy Hammer

Although I packed several movies, we only watched Elliot’s favorite, Cars. I brought those movies more for our stay at my parents’ house than for the drive, but the activity bags were a good place to keep them. However, a portable DVD player is great for long road trips.

road trip kids activity bag

The puzzle was hard to do in the car. He needed a lot of help keeping all the pieces together, and it was almost too challenging to keep his attention, at least in the car.

Elliot’s favorite activity from this bag was definitely the muffin tin/Play-Doh/golf tees/hammer. He occupied himself with this for a long time, hammering the golf tees into the Play-Doh. And a muffin tin is great for lots of car activities – I think I”ll always keep one in the car from now on.

We’re going to be making the 12 hour drive back home in a few weeks, and these games are going to come in handy once again!

Here are more Road Trip Kids Activity Bag ideas:

Road Trip Kids Activity Bag #1
Road Trip Kids Activity Bag #2


1 Baba August 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

Wow, playdoh muffing tin golf tees. Who knew! Looks like he really enjoyed playing with them! You are just too smart mom!

2 Jessica August 13, 2009 at 10:27 am

Thanks for sharing all these ideas. We just completed a 14 hour drive from LA to NE and would have loved to have organized bags. We are going to OH in two weeks and that is a 10 hour trip, so I will definitely use some of your ideas then…esp. the play doh one. Hearing my two sons fight over whose turn it is to play the DS gets very old.

3 Gina Loggins August 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Thanks for the great tips! These are great bags to take on the plane, too. I really like the play-doh in the muffin tins. That is a quick and easy one for any adventure or rainy day fun. Any tips for keeping the Play-Doh in the tins without it hitting the floor?

4 Sam August 17, 2009 at 1:15 am

These are great ideas! Our road trips are shorter (the UK is much smaller, lol) but I still end up taking loads of stuff to entertain with. But I can see that splitting it into bags makes it more interesting and exciting. Plus it only has to excite for a short while before the next bag.

I also had a quick browse through some of your game reviews, thanks to that linky post thing at the bottom :-)
I have extended my christmas list!
(fellow games addict)

5 beth August 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I like that they are in seperate bags too. I have ‘perfected’ our plane travel kit, but it would be even better to have them seperated to spread out the fun.

6 Sue D August 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Wow–I never would have thought of playdough and golf tees especially in a car but it looks like the muffin tin kept it contained.

7 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:34 am

This is such a cute idea! I’m filing these all away for when my little guy is big enough!

8 Sue Jones December 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

love muffin tins! i find that if i put my kids dinner in a 6-cup tin (a different food in each cup), my kids are more likely to at least try it…they think it’s fun!

9 Jenn July 18, 2013 at 11:25 am

Thanks for the ideas, they will come in handy, we are traveling from MN to CA and will be gone for 3 weeks.

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