This bag has saved me on so many occasions. It saved me at last minute doctor appointments, impromptu lunches with friends, and going to houses where they did not have children’s toys. How many times have you thought in your head, let’s go out to dinner it will be fun?? You arrive at the restaurant, sit down, and you are ready to have a nice dinner. Then, you look over and your kids are getting up, running around the table, or complaining they are hungry. This bag is the best kept secret. An important tip is it is only to be used when you are out. My oldest is super excited to get this out and share with his friends. Here are some items you may want to add to your bag. I have various items for kids 2-8 years old. I do not include everything inside but have a bin I rotate items to keep my kids engaged! Click the pictures below to check out the items!
Travel Size Water Painting!
Mini Transformers- these are always a hit with our friends!
Spot It! I absolutely love this game. My 4 year old shocked me at how quick he is at this! This is fun to play at a restaurant or while you wait at an appointment.
Slap Jack ABC Style
Lace and Trace
Colorforms- These stick to car windows! They came with a carrying case that unfolds to create your own scene. My son has a Spiderman one with a handle at the top which makes it easy to carry. I was surprised at how durable the reusable stickers are. I tried and they do not rip! I love that they have different character sets!
Take and Play Magnetic Games- Hangman is a great one to practice spelling and sight words on the go!
Mini Pull Back Cars
Legos and a small container. I got these small containers at the dollar store a couple years ago. A ziploc bag works great too!
Mini Figures- This is great for kids 3 and up due to the size. My oldest is obsessed with mini figures . There are so many options to pick from! Some themes include transportation, landmarks, ocean, rain forest, farm!
Mini Blocks- These are adorable! For a restaurant bag, you may not want to take the whole set. I would personally take the pieces you think would spark your child’s imagination. Then put those in a small baggie. These are great for working on words and vocabulary with children.
Puzzle Blocks- These are great for fine motor. I love watching my oldest be creative with these!
Books! We love bringing books to read.