I have once again joined the TOS Crew to review homeschool curriculum and related items for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. I was given a free copy of the ebook The Old Schoolhouse Travel Kits for the purpose of this review and found that it is a delightful book with great ideas to get you inspired to help others by putting together creative and fun Travel Kits for your friends and their children. It is 93 pages filled with ideas and motivation for a very nominal cost of $12.45.
At first when I received this ebook, I was a little puzzled as to the purpose of such a book. However, after spending time reading through the ideas and looking at the beautiful photos, I began to get inspired! If this book was just about making Travel Kits for your kids to keep them occupied during a trip, it would fall a little short in my esteem. However, the fact that it REALLY inspires you to think of opportunities where you can bless someone else with such a myriad of ideas is really phenomenal! Reading through this ebook made me want to think of people I could bless by making them a fun and really useful Travel Kit. It even gives you great ideas on where to find items for very little money to include to make your Travel Kit exciting for the recipient. They encourage you to wrap each item so that it is a continual surprise to look forward to throughout the trip, thus increasing the child's (and adult's) anticipation of the next "gift".
So what is a Travel Kit? Well, it is a bag, or box, or basket, or whatever filled with individually wrapped "presents" for the recipient to open along their journey. These "presents" can be anything from snacks to toys to games to books to whatever item you can think of that the recipient would enjoy. The possibilities are practically endless! But the inspiration to begin is the blessing of this ebook!
This made me think of all the family trips we have taken and how much quicker the time could have passed if I had made Travel Kits like these for my kids. You can make Travel Kits that fit into any budget, any length or type of trip, any age range of recipient and any theme you would like to come up with. I believe the strongest aspect of this ebook is that it is the spark that starts a flame of inspiration and creativity in your mind so that you can come up with all kinds of ideas and ways to bless others with this project. You can get your kids involved in blessing others in a very fun and creative way, too. No matter how young or old your children are, they will really get into the spirit of blessing others when you enlist their help in planning, shopping, and assembling these wonderful Travel Kits. And think of the joy of giving they will learn along the way!