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Keeping up with our kids and travel theme this week, I was thinking about bringing along one of our quiet time bins. I originally made them up for Aurora to play with during Gray's naptime. She has gradually begun to give up the good ole afternoon nap, so when I saw April's post on Holistic Homemaking I thought that they would work great for our family.

Babes in Deutschland, Quiet Time Bins

She gives a great tutorial for putting together your own bins with lots of ideas for what to include. These are some of the things we use in ours. I like to put one book and one busy bag in each bin, and then a couple small toys as well. We don't have a lot of random happy meal-esque toys, but I was able to scrounge up a few things the kids had gotten in Christmas stockings and Easter baskets last year and so I started there.

Babes in Deutschland, Quiet Time Bins

I'm thinking about making up a couple more bins to keep in the car for longer trips. Even driving from our house to the base is a 30 minute trip and the little ones can get antsy.

How do you keep your kids entertained while traveling?

For more ideas to keep kids busy on the go, check out my busy bag board on Pinterest: Follow Brigette @ Life Lesson Plans's board Kids: Busy Bags on Pinterest.


from Life Lesson Plans and The Gossamer Girl

Brigette was born and raised in Nebraska, but ever since her husband joined the Air Force, she has traveled around the world with him and their two young kids. First living in Hawaii, and then in Germany, their family has soaked up all sorts of cultural experiences that she loves to weave in to her writing. She and the kids are now back home and are rediscovering their roots. Recently, Brigette started writing a personal blog called The Gossamer Girl where she shares lifestyle stories about h ...

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