Are you hitting the open road with the kiddos in tow? It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be challenging to keep them entertained. If you’re looking for ideas on how to keep them occupied during your road trip, look no further!
In this blog post, we will discuss a variety of activities that will help keep the little ones happy and occupied. From watching movies to playing games to visiting interesting landmarks, we have got you covered!
Pack plenty of snacks
No matter how long or short your road trip is, you are going to need snacks. Pack a cooler with some healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables, whole-grain crackers, and yoghurt tubes. Bring along some crisps or cookies for a special treat. And don’t forget the drinks! Pack plenty of water and juice boxes to keep everyone hydrated.
This will help keep their energy up and their tummies from growling. It’s also a good idea to pack more than you think you’ll need, just in case!
Whenever possible, take breaks at rest stops or parks. Let the kids run around and burn off some energy. If you are travelling with a baby or toddler, this is also a good time to change diapers or get them out of their car seat for a few minutes.
Detour to see points of interest
If you are going to be driving through any large cities or interesting landmarks, take some time to stop and explore! Even if it’s just for a quick bathroom break or photo opportunity, your kids will love getting out of the car and seeing something new.
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Play car games
There are a variety of games that can be played in the car. I Spy, 20 Questions, and the License Plate Game are all classics that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. For something a little different, try packing a travel-sized board game or deck of cards.
Make a question jar before your trip and let the kids take turns picking a question to answer. This is a great way to learn more about your children and their interests!
If you have younger children, it’s a good idea to pack some small toys or colouring books. Bring along a few familiar toys to help keep them occupied. Older kids might enjoy bringing along a book or portable game system. You can pack puzzle books, cards, or other quiet activities for the whole family to enjoy.
You can play a road trip scavenger hunt. Make a list of things to look for while on the road. The first person to see all items on the list wins!
Make a road trip playlist
A road trip is a perfect time to create a new playlist of music for the whole family to enjoy. Ask everyone to contribute their favourite songs, and make sure to include a mix of old and new hits.
Watch a movie
If you have a portable DVD player or tablet, bring along some movies for the kids to watch. You can bring a laptop and hook a firestick up to it. This will give you access to all of your favourite streaming services. If you don’t have a way to watch movies, consider downloading some shows or movies before your trip. Make sure to pack headphones so they don’t disturb other passengers in the car.