Woah. Where did the time go? Apparently, in order to blog regularly, you have to actually be home. Sorry about that. It seems a little late now, but I told you I would post about the basket we brought to the fireworks on the 4th. (I had a house full of people and my kids just had a pillow fight—the house is a mess.)
Regardless of the occasion, I think something like this would work anytime you’re at an outside activity, and you want to keep your kids occupied.
Start out with some important treats. Patriotic Tootsie Rolls were fitting for our outing, but I also find that peanuts in the shells work. It keeps the kids busy while they peel and unwrap!
I also included some sparklers and glow sticks from the dollar store. The glow sticks kept the kids busy for a loooong time once it got dark. They were having a blast attaching them and spinning them around.
Of course, drinks are a must. Juice boxes for the kids, water and pop for the adults. Oh yeah…if you have a wonderful little shop in town that sells homemade fudge, you might want to pack some of that.
Don’t forget the mosquito spray and a baggie for trash. I must admit, this was a pretty fool proof way to be prepared for the fireworks. It keeps kids busy, and it’s a great excuse to buy a cute little basket at TJMaxx!
P.S. When we got to the fireworks, my husband looked into the basket and said, “You didn’t bring the gummy bears?” Let’s just say, he got “the look” from me. Moms—we never do enough, do we? 🙂