Creating a “Go Bag”

Whether you’re heading out on a long road trip or heading to the waiting room at the pediatrician’s office, being prepared to help children entertain themselves can be a life saver. Just like when you were preparing to go to the hospital and deliver your bundle of joy into the world, have a “go bag” ready to planned and spontaneous outings that are bound to arise. Here’s a quick check list of things to consider including:

  • Dry Erase Board with markers
  • New coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Cookie Sheet for magnetic lap desk
  • Magnets
  • Travel versions of favorite games
  • New Journal
  • Stickers
  • Paper for drawing
  • Small cars
  • $1 store finds
  • Printed US map for License Plate game
  • Word search book
  • Audio Books
  • Electronic Gadgets
  • New books
  • Healthy finger friendly snack with hand wipes
  • Ring Pops or Lollipops

Check out ideas from other parents on Pinterest.

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