We’re now just two days from hitting the road for our family vacation to Marco Island, FL and Disney World. The girls still don’t know we’re surprising them with the Disney part of the trip and I think we’re going to keep it that way until a few hours before we arrive there. What they do know is we’re going to be stuck in that darn minivan for 3 days worth of driving. They’re about as thrilled as I am.
To make the hours on the road go a bit more smoothly or at least as complaint-free as possible, my husband and I snuck off to Toys R Us to put together some road trip activity bags for the girls.
For less than $50 we put together little Disney themed bags full of goodies to keep them entertained. I even grabbed a bag of big Lego blocks that were on sale but now that I think about it, I’m probably going to spend more time retrieving dropped blocks than they will spend building with them.
Inside the bags we included goodies like:
- beach themed Barbie dolls
- cheap dress up pieces with hair clips, bracelets and the sort
- Disney themed sand toys
- coloring books with crayons
- Crayola Mess-Free Color Wonder kits
- magnetic drawing pad and book
Additionally we’re also bring along the iPad, which I’m sure they’ll be fighting over and later this evening we’ll need to do some shopping for road trip snacks.
If everything goes according to our plan, we’ll be stopping in Chattanooga, TN for the first leg of the trip, then in Tampa, FL for the second leg and arrive early in Marco Island, FL on the third day.
But the real question here is, can we really keep these girls entertained the whole way there? I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous.
If you have some tips for us, I’m all ears!