Sponge Blocks for the Plane Ride

In her first year, Gracen took 14 flights and we were fortunate to have no major meltdowns. We travel VERY light (will save that for another post) and I think the combo of being prepared and maintaining a laid back attitude lends to the whole family enjoying a trip.

This weekend we are headed to Boston to celebrate two of my dearest friends, Jessica and Mike, and we weren't planning on traveling with Grace, but as something came up with my parents who are no longer able to watch her, we pulled a last minute itinerary change and got her on our flight, a crib set up in our room, now just need to pack!

Having entered the toddler stage, I have no doubt this flight will pose challenges in keeping our curious little one entertained. Enamoured with musical instruments these days, as I surveyed the playroom, I realized we didn't have too many plane-friendly (I.e not noisy!) toys to bring.  

Picking up prescriptions at CVS this morning, I saw they had their $1 spot bargain buys on sale for 75% off- and on the shelf a pack of four colorful sponges ringing in at just $0.25. I picked up two packs, got some scissors, and In about 60 seconds was able to make some silent, baby and plane friendly blocks that are light-weight and squish able making them easy to pack! If we lose a few on the trip, no big deal- they cost just cents to make!  

 

 

Just cut them into logs- or get creative with different shapes! 

Just cut them into logs- or get creative with different shapes! 

When they tumble, you don't have to worry about dents or marks! The scouring pad adds some stability for building  

When they tumble, you don't have to worry about dents or marks! The scouring pad adds some stability for building