Without fail, the week before we leave for an extended vacation, the usefulness of a quiet book on a long flight suddenly comes to mind. By the time I think of it, it’s usually too late to find one on Etsy and I am already too busy packing to make one myself.

Four whole days before our trip, it hit me: why not create a simple activity binder instead? I consulted almighty Pinterest and found two blog posts that perfectly illustrated what I was looking for. I created a basic template from the tutorials for toddler busy bags and portable activity kits for little travelers and let Luke’s interests guide the rest. Three local stores and $20 later, the See Luke Go activity binder was finished and ready to be packed.

Travel-Friendly Activity Binder Tutorial • twokidsintow.com
Travel-Friendly Activity Binder Tutorial • twokidsintow.com
Travel-Friendly Activity Binder Tutorial • twokidsintow.com

Supplies:

  • mini binder
  • mini side-loading binder pockets
  • foam alphabet
  • various pipe cleaners
  • small pack of crayons
  • several sheets of paper cut in half
  • small coloring book pages
  • Melissa and Doug reusable sticker pad

This activity binder can be easily customized to reflect your own traveler’s interests and can be created using toys and items you already have on hand. Visit your local craft or dollar stores or dive into the clearance bins at grocery or office supply stores for cheap and simple items to fill your binder pockets.

Happy traveling!