We did a whole Roadtrip Roundup series last year around this time so definitely check it out if you’re in need of some inspiration. We are heading to the Sandwich Islands soon (yeah I know I’m excited) and I’ve been preparing 6 hour airplane flight bags for the boys. They have always been excellent travelers but maybe it’s partly because we always travel prepared? I personally don’t like being bored when travelling I can’t imagine it being easier as 7 and 9 year old boys.
I thought I’d share some things I’ve been collecting for the boys’ bags as well as things they’ve picked out. At their ages it’s mostly books with a few fun things thrown in.
They are both getting a small plastic box with a LEGO base plate – to help hold pieces down – and a small LEGO set (they know losing a piece or two is a possibility).
and the LEGO Star Wars The Battle of Naboo 7929 were both requested recently
and DUDE Diary #2 were some of the activity book requests
I got them Travel Tangoes – Animals. My brother and I liked playing with the original when we were about their age so I thought they might like it too!
They’ll also each get a “professional” Sketchpad and colored pencils/crayons.
Something new for this vacation is journals! They’ll each get a journal, small travel scissors, tape, and a glue stick so they can record their vacation in their own words and save bits and pieces that are important to them on their trip. They are both super excited about it.
They’ve been eyeing these Moleskine Lego Black Brick Ruled
They have fun messing around with silly Teeth
We’ll also have some electronic devices (ipods, Nintendo 3DS, laptop) but those only go so far! Here are some of the books that they wanted to add to their bags:
I think I may still get some Wikki Stix
I’m sure we’ll get a couple new movies on the ipods, and maybe download a few new game apps before we leave. Has anyone else seen any great new books or activities lately that would work great for travel?
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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!