This post has been sponsored by Kellogg’s, but all thoughts and opinions are my own, including the snack bags for kids and free travel SVGs.
Are you a summertime road warrior? The freedom from school seems to bring out the wanderlust in most people, and our family is not an exception in the least.
This year we may have overdone it a bit…we’re looking at 10 weeks out of school in seven cities and two different countries. Most of these trips are going to be made in the car so there’s going to be lots of opportunity to hear “I’m hungry!” or “I’m bored!”
Which begs the question, how do you make it through so many hours in the car??? Early on we learned the power of the snack bag as road warrior armor. You’ve got to have a bag filled with munchies from Sam’s Club like CHEEZ-IT® to not only keep the family occupied, but to keep them from complaining about needing to stop every twenty minutes or so for food! And it’s not just the kids, my husband is probably the worst “I’m hungry!” complainer.
Building the Snack Bag for Summer Vacation
The munchie free-for-all is totally me when I go road snack shopping…how about you? For our many many car trips this summer, we’re stocking up. Sam’s Club is our go-to destination to find everything I’m looking for in quality portable summer snacks especially with all the Kellogg’s brands they carry!
If I want some of the happiest kids on the planet, the first thing I buy is a giant box of single serving CHEEZ-IT® crackers. (Which, truth be told, will likely be gone the same day I open it without some serious hide-the-snacks maneuvering.
And let’s talk for a minute about portability. I *COULD* just buy a regular old box of CHEEZ-IT®, but the individual bags make life so much easier when you’re traveling in the car. No resealing, much less chance of extra crackers spilled over the backseat and crushed into the carpet.
The snack bag we bring with us is usually pretty fun and stocked with favorites like CHEEZ-IT® crackers, Rice Krispies Treats™ and Famous Amos® cookies, but we put a few other things in there like trail mix, fruit, and jerky bites for a variety of snacking textures.
When you’re staring down the snack options at Sam’s Club, just know there is really no WRONG way to pack a snack bag. But be prepared to cover all the usual cravings with something for salty, sweet, savory, a protein, and a fruit or veggie. And at Sam’s Club, you’ll have a LOT of choices to make your snack bag the hunger buster it needs to be.
To make it even EASIER to do your snack shopping, Sam’s Club now offers Club Pickup. Order everything online, pick it up from Sam’s Club and save yourself some hunting through the aisles. Conveniently, I’m including a big giant button below so you can go there now and check out the munchies.
DIY Snack Bag Tote and Free Travel SVGs
If you are a parent that has spent any time at all in a confined space with siblings, you know they are going to hunt for things to fight about. The snack bag is usually something that sparks a few epic back-seat battles, so we’ve instituted individual snack bags for the kids.
And if you have spent any time at all reading this blog, you know you have to dress up things like this!
I just love these quotes. If you love them, too and have a cutting machine like a Cricut, you can use the free SVGs below to make your own.
- Canvas tote bag
- Iron-on vinyl
- Live, Love, Travel SVG (download here)
- Road Trip Let’s go Adventure SVG (download here)
I’m going to assume some familiarity with ironing on vinyl and won’t take you through all the steps. If you need a full tutorial on how to cut and iron on vinyl, check out this tutorial.
The only pointer I’m going to leave you with that may be the different that what you’re used to in the iron-on world is ironing onto painted canvas cotton can be a little tricky.
The vinyl will get hot and melt to the fabric like it’s supposed to, but will likely get hung up on any paint that is on the fabric. If this happens, gently rub the vinyl that doesn’t want to come off the carrier sheet to the fabric to get it to release.
Ready to Road Trip!
You’ve got your bags, you’ve got some snack ideas, it’s time to hit the road! We’re all ready for our road warrior summer and hope you are, too. Don’t forget to stop by Sam’s Club for snacks on the way!