Summer Travel Cups {Keep 'em Busy}

Traveling cross country with 5 children + tight quarters + long legs= a not so happy Mama in the drivers seat. There really is no way around long travel with a car-load of teen flesh. Frustrations arise, boredom hits and mouths run. What worked when they were Tinys - toys, food and small amounts of electronics- still works for the teens. I made some Travel Cups for the kids before our long trek to North Carolina. 

I gave these cups to the kids the night before our trip to pack in their seat bags.

I gave these cups to the kids the night before our trip to pack in their seat bags.

My boys: Lego figure, pencil, snack bar, iced tea packets & Summer Teen Zine. 

My boys: Lego figure, pencil, snack bar, iced tea packets & Summer Teen Zine

My Girls: Sunnies, Vintage Head Wraps, snack bars, pencils, & Summer Teen Zines.

My Girls: Sunnies, Vintage Head Wraps, snack bars, pencils, & Summer Teen Zines.

Each of my children had a seat bag that contains a book, writing or game pad, water bottle, gaming device and the Travel Cups. My Hubs also gets audio books; we listen to chapters between bathroom breaks and kids choice time. Throughout the ride, I give a green light for one of the items in their bags. By switching up the activities, snacks and 'scene', the ride becomes bearable for all. 

Supplies used for the Cups.

Supplies used for the Cups.

The French Fry cups are great for collecting trash too {{wink}}.

The French Fry cups are great for collecting trash too {{wink}}.