Travel Size Snack Boxes for Kids

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Do you have kids? Are you preparing for a long car/airplane/train ride? Do your kids like to snack? If so, I have this awesome solution for you – travel size snack boxes! But first… my disclaimer. I did not come up with this amazing idea on my own. My friend, Jill, shared this on her Facebook page at least a year ago when her family was going on a long car ride, and I KNEW I had to make them for my boys. Fast forward a year, and I finally did it!

We headed out for a 15-hour car ride with our snack boxes in hand, and it was awesome. There was never a question about what they could eat or them saying they were hungry. They could just open their snack box and choose something. It was also a good lesson for them because they quickly realized that if they ate all of one thing, that was it for that item until mom re-stocked it for our trip back home in a week.

Want to know the best part? All you need is a $4 tackle box from Walmart or Amazon and somestickers. I bought one for each kid and put their name on it with stickers. Then, I let them go to town with any other stickers they wanted to add. My 6-year old went crazy and covered the lid of his box, while my 3-year old had no desire to decorate his. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo a couple weeks ago during the start of our project. snack boxes stickers

Before we headed out, my oldest son and I filled up the little areas with snacks. Here’s what we included in our snack boxes from my inventory at home:

  • marshmallows
  • dried cranberries/raisins
  • wheat thins/saltines/peanut butter sandwich crackers/combos
  • graham crackers
  • peanuts
  • chex and honey nut cheerios cereal
  • starburst jelly beanssnack boxes helper

Now, a couple things to note.

  1. The links above are to the actual size I bought, and this was PERFECT! If they would have been much bigger, I could have seen them get dumped all over the car. Plus, you have to come up with something to fill all those slots, momma!
  2. Yes, I realize there are no fruits or veggies in my boys snack boxes. I was worried about any moisture making the other items soggy or a sticky mess. I also brought along mandarin oranges, apples, bananas, and carrot sticks but saved those for times when we weren’t in the car.
  3. If you are the type of family that buys snacks when you stop to fill up on gas or just because, this is going to save you so much money! I pulled all of these items from what I already had at our house so there was no extra shopping.

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