The "Go-To" Box

This is the "Go-To" box. I keep it in the car and have it handy for those times when the kids need to be occupied quietly (or semi-quietly) when we are out. I only let them play with it when we are out, so it keeps it's special-ness. I purchased this two-tiered "snap box" at Wal-mart. I like that it has a handle and the two tiers seperate the princesses from the dinos! Any little bag or box will work. This is also a great option for airplane rides. Having this "Go-To" option really helps curb boredom, the wiggles, and the ever dreaded ants in the pants. :)
If you are curious what's inside:
little miss:
-princess figurines
-mini pink playdough
-mini coloring/sticker book
-Crayola triangle crayons (so they don't roll off the table at the restaurant)
-dollar store doodle pro
-silly putty
little dude:
-assorted matchbox cars
-assorted mini dinos
-mini coloring/sticker book
-Crayola triangle crayons
-mini lincoln logs
-dollar store doodle pro
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  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    we have one too ours is in a bag!!
    they are great!!!!

  2. We have a similar one, but it's a one-tier box with a lid. I love the two-tier one!

    We also keep several large zip top bags filled for the times my 2yo comes with us to soccer or karate for my 6 yo - a look-and-find book, paper with crayons and stickers, small toys, etc. When we're heading out the door I just grab one!

  3. Genius idea!! Especially it being two-tiered (boy & girl stuff). I was just thinking the other day as I was cleaning out the car that I needed something to keep in there to have for entertainment purposes. Love it!

    Sorry for the overload of comments from me today. It's been awhile since I've been able to visit some of my blogging buddies. :)

  4. Very smart! We use a similar container for our car trips to Dallas! I wonder if they have 3 tiered ones! haha

  5. We substituted the crayons for colored pencils that won't melt into the seats during the hot summer months.

    As our kids have aged, we now carry a full line of school supplies so they can work on homework while we're motoring between places.

  6. Very cute idea!
    I want to thank you for your great posts and ideas. I am giving you a bloggy thank you award. You can pick it up on my blog!!

  7. Well, I keep toys in my car to :) But it's all over the place...

  8. I just discovered your blog ... I love the clever but easy-to-do ideas! Keep 'em coming!

  9. Great idea. Do you rotate the items? I have a bag of books, coloring books with markers and crayons in my van. I should add small toys, too. Thanks for the idea.

  10. Good idea! I need one of these for the car.