Do you have a “Game Day” sports bag? It never fails…you are at your daughter’s soccer game or son’s baseball game and you need a band-aid. But you were rushing around to get your kiddos to the game and didn’t have one in your bag. So why not create a “Game Day” sports bag? After many days of forgetting the extra socks or the sunscreen, I created a bag I take to practice and games so I have everything covered.
Here’s what’s in my bag:
Sweatshirt, hat and gloves – With the weather so unpredictable I needed to be prepared for the cooler temperatures. So I added a sweatshirt, hat and gloves to my bag just in case my daughter is cold.
Just in case hair rubber bands and pins – You never know when a rubber band breaks or if the weather gets hot and we need to put our hair up. Having extra hair “emergency” equipment can come in handy.
Extra Sports Gear – I have also learned to keep an extra pair of soccer socks or batting gloves on hand. You just never know!
First Aid Kit – My first aid kit includes wipes, tissues, hand-sanitizer and band-aids. I could probably add to this one but for now this is all I have needed.
Sunscreen and Sunglasses – Every parent needs to have sunscreen and sunglasses in their bag. There is nothing worse than bringing home a sun-burned child from baseball.
Mosquito Bands – I am a mosquito magnet, so I tried these mosquito bands. And it worked. So now I keep these bands in my bag for those spring afternoon practices that turn into nights.
Water – I always have water on me. My kids are fish and are always asking for water so I have learned to keep one in my bag at all times.
Entertainment – I have also learned when one child has a game and one is a spectator, I need to bring reinforcements. So I keep a tablet and phone at the ready to bring with us.
Snacks – You never know when an “I’m hungry” will break out. So I am always prepared.
Blanket – If this winter taught us anything is that we need to be prepared for the cold weather. So I have not put this blanket in my sports bag for every game!
I would imagine once the cooler weather is gone for good, I will replace this blanket with some cold towels and portable fans!
What’s in your “game day” sports bag? I would love to know!