Summer road trips often lead to spontaneous adventures that create fun memories for the whole family.  You never know where the day will take you or if any of your kids will ‘forget’ to wear shoes, which is why we’ve crafted the perfect summer car kit to ensure you’re always prepared for the fun that lies ahead.

Summer Essentials:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Picnic Blanket
  • Plastic Table Cloth

Tip: Keep items that you use frequently in a separate basket that’s easily accessible.

Standard Car Kit Necessities:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Hair Elastics
  • Baby Wipes
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Garbage Bags/Grocery Bags
  • Feminine Hygiene Products


  • Change of clothes for each person in the family including a sweater and pants
  • Towels + bathing suit for each person in the family for surprise trips to the beach or splash pad
  • Flip flops

Tip: Pack clothing in soft sided drawstring bags or packing cubes to keep it organized and clean

Snack Bin:

  • Bottled Water
  • Juice Boxes
  • Snacks (granola bars, cookies, crackers)

Tip: Pre-portion dry items such as crackers or cereal in snack size containers so they’re easy for kids to eat on the go.  If your kids are always hungry as soon as you leave the house keep your snack bin where you can access it easily. 

For Fun:

  • Frisbees
  • Sand Toys
  • Soccer ball/beach ball

Add in anything extra that you think your family will benefit from, and wherever your summer takes your, you’ll always be ready for adventure no matter how spontaneous it is!