It is never too early to think about traveling with kids on long summer trips. I found this neat plastic container at the Family Dollar store, with handles that flip up and down to open and close the lid. The lid is flat so the child could use the container as a lap desk. The container is 11 x 14 x 3. I was able to put a drawing tablet, notebook paper, two coloring books, colored pencils, mechanical pencils, markers, crayons, a pencil sharpener, flashlight, and pipe cleaners in the box to offer a variety of keep busy tasks.