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Hey friends! We made it to Jacksonville safely last night. The drive was only about 5 hours long and our girls were awesome the entire time. *insert sigh of relief* A friend of mine supplied me with a list of things to do while we’re here, so I am excited to get out and explore while hubby is at work.
Before the trip, I gathered up a bunch of snacks for the road at Walmart. They had an entire display related to road trip snacks and featured a coupon book full of savings for some of our favorite items.
I picked up BELVITA Chocolate Sandwich Breakfast Biscuits, TRIDENT Unwrapped Gum, Mini CHIPS AHOY! Cookies and HONEY MAID TEDDY GRAHAMS Graham Snacks to put in my road trip snack basket.
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DIY I-SPY BOTTLES
To keep the kids entertained during our trip, I made them DIY I-Spy Bottles. These are super easy to make and they kept my little ones entertained for a good amount of time.
- Charms, buttons, small toys, beads, etc.
- Clear bottles
- Hot glue gun or tape
Here is a closer look at the little objects I put inside of our I-Spy Bottles. I chose objects that my little ones could identify. If you have an older child, you can write up a key to attach to the top of the bottle. The girls enjoyed spotting out some of their favorite animals, letters, and foods.
Pour rice to the halfway mark of your bottle. Add several objects to the bottle and continue pouring rice just below the opening. You want to leave a little room from the top to allow the items to shift around when shaken. Add a little hot glue to the outside of the rim and screw the lid on tightly. The glue will keep the little ones from opening the bottle and making a mess.
The girls were so excited to get a new toy to explore during the lengthy trip. I would hear them shaking the bottle and yelling out something they discovered inside. So cute!
When we got to our hotel, the girls did some relaxing with daddy while I got us settled in.
These moments out with our little ones are so precious. They are extremely excited about this trip. Hopefully the weather holds out for a beach trip tomorrow!
Let me know your favorite road trip games in the comments below! You may also click here for printable road trip games and more tutorials!
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