My Mommy’s Tote winner!

Sounds like we all have treats in our bags of tricks! Thank you to all who shared their favorite purse-based kid distractors. In addition to the very popular keys and cell phone here are some more ideas:

  • Food, including Dum Dum lollipops, Gerber Puffs, jellybeans and trail mix (which Ashlee turns into a game)
  • Flickr MOO cards
  • A box of beads and string
  • iPod
  • Matchbox cars
  • Travel-size Magna Doodle
  • Paper, crayons, and pens
  • A metal band-aid box full of clothespins
  • A measuring tape
  • Mini Play Doh (j kerr adds a piece of wax paper for a play surface)
  • Restaurant coasters
  • Stickers
  • A bicycle reflector
  • Lip balm
  • Balloons
  • Bubbles
  • A roll of tape
  • Mini flashlight
  • Playing cards
  • Gum
  • Namits
  • Calculator
  • Finger puppets
  • Family pictures
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • Wood stacking robots (these are fascinating!)

And now, the winner of My Mommy’s Tote: Megan (who wrote about crayons; sorry, Megan, who wrote about the measuring tape.)! Email me your mailing address and I’ll get your giftie sent off ASAP.


  1. Katte Judd says

    I programed the story line from my local library. It gives me 3 minutes of quiet to finish a project or get a cashier payed.