I know we have a while to our big Orlando Adventure but I am an organised kinda gal, I love to be prepared so that I am not dashing around the week before buying last-minute bits and pieces. I literally start shopping for our next holiday as soon as a holiday is over. I love the whole holiday shopping, organising experience.
I wanted to share some of the bits I have picked up for Joe’s holiday survival kit. Now this is a huge thing in the Christie family. Yes, Jack may have grown out of it, but for Joe the holiday survival kits is still a huge part of his holiday. It so important to keep kids occupied on journeys, this is why we invented the Christie family holiday survival kit.For us it has become a way to occupy the kids on journeys, a lovely tradition and a fun way to start our holidays.
So here are some of the goodies in Joe’s holiday survival kit this year.
1. Cappi Pens, you have no idea how many times I have had to crawl around on aeroplane floors looking for pen lids. Cappi Pens are fantastic as the lids attach onto a cord to not only keep the pens together but also prevent the lids from getting lost. What a great idea.
2. Funky Flags by ZooBooKoo, this is so clever. It is a laminated board quiz that tests your child knowledge on the world, flags and countries. I plan to download Joe and app onto his iPad so that we can research the answers. The clever thing about this is that once you have answered the quiz you can reveal the answers by rubbing the heat reactive panels, the answers are revealed then fade away so you can re-use the quiz.
3. National Geographic, Weird but True cards, these are just fantastic. A pack of cards full off interesting facts, and exactly the sort of things kids really want to know. I just know these cards are going to get lots of use, Joe will love them.
4. Lastly our old faithful Cars play-set. Now this is not new, I bought this set a couple of years ago from the Disney Store and they have traveled all over with us. Over the years the boys have had many different play sets from the Disney store and loved all of them. In fact I can’t bear to part with the Toy Story set and have packed it the loft. I keep this set in a little canvas bag in our suitcase and whenever we go aways it goes with us.
These cars are so well loved, and well worth paying for the set. I love the fact that they have been kept together and have given Joe many hours of fun.
The holiday survival kit is ALWAYS a surprise, all the items in the kit bar one, are brand new and have never been seen before. I find that way Joe is always excited by his pack and it keeps him entertained for ages on long journeys.