First, we needed a cool bag to keep all our goodies in. These are No-Sew pillowcase bags. They can double as an actual pillowcase for their pillow pets in the car too. Each girl gets one, as well as mommy. It is literally a pillowcase and ribbon. I'll show you how in a later post.
This is what was in each bag...
Small Cookie Sheet - Walmart 0.92 each; These will be used as a snack tray, a table, a magnetic board, etc. I've seen them painted with chalkboard paint but chalk is messy in the car. These were a little small for coloring books and the puzzles I bought but they worked.
Travel Activity Book and License Plate Game Book
Magnets - ABCs and 123s
Travel Hotwheels Felt Mat - One sheet of felt fits perfectly on the small cookie sheet
Felt Funny Faces - Each of the girls gets two faces. I thought these were awesome but the girls didn't even play with them the whole week.
This is what is in the surprise bags...
Wind-Up Toys - 2/$3 at Walmart
Wax Sticks and Pipe Cleaners (in separate bags), $1 each at Dollar Tree. These probably held the girls' interest the longest.
Pinwheels 3/$1 at Dollar Tree. I really thought they'd like these but...not so much.
Princess Toys - Top, Yo-Yo, Kaleidoscope, Paddle Ball; $1 at Dollar Tree. They also really liked these and played with them at our cabin.
Brain Teasers - $1 at Dollar Tree. Not interested in these AT ALL.
Novelty Games - Cheap at Hobby Lobby during a 40% off sale. They loved these little games...especially the Pinball one.
Puzzles with magnets attached on back - $1 each at Target and Dollar Tree. These puzzles kept one of our 4 year olds busy for a LONG time in the car. And they played with them at the cabin too.
Funky Pens - $1 each pkg at Target
Reusable Sticker Books - The big ones are from YoYo.com and made by Melissa and Doug. They were like $5 each and they're HUGE! The girls LOVED these.
A Colorado and New Mexico notebook I made filled with "homework" about CO and NM
Brain Quest - the girls love "trivia" and we love to laugh at their funny answers.