By Amanda G.
Whether it is a one hour drive to Grandma’s or a long international flight, your kids need some entertainment and fun to pass the time. I searched high and low for an all in one ready to go kit to entertain my five year old when we went to Disney World last fall and I came across The Original Kid Kit on Etsy. (Read more after the jump).
Each kit comes in a compact canvas bag and is filled with age appropriate reusable and replenish-able activities. The star of the kit for us was the Smart Sleeve, a plastic dry erase pocket that holds activity booklets filled with fun time consuming and educational activities. My daughter used this on the plane, in lines at the park, in the hotel and she is still asking for it at home. I was surprised how long this held her attention. She did drawing, word puzzles, matching and more, everything is well thought out, well designed and fun. if you get tired of the pages or need to go up an age level, more are available to purchase. It also came with a great dry erase marker with built in eraser.
In addition to the Smart Sleeve the kit has a creative adventure log, shape stickers and pages that allow for lots of imaginative uses, a reversible chalk and dry erase mat as well as Chalk up Charlie, a chalkboard owl with holes and yarn for lacing, two colors of chalk for drawing and even a popsicle stick that can be stuck on to turn him into a puppet then back again. As with the rest of the kit, Charlie is inventive and modern with sleek design and fun practicality.
The kit is available from www.theoriginalkidkit.com for $37.99 and is worth every penny over the bags of heavy crayons, dollar store throw away junk and other debris we tend to take on trips or around town. You can purchase replacements for most of the items in the kits or just order individual items like the Smart Sleeve! This is seriously the first thing I am packing for a Road trip later this month!
Many thanks to Kid Kit for providing us with a sample to review! As always, all opinions are my own.