It’s that time of year when there may be a lot of traveling for you. Right now, you might even be dreading the trip home from the long Thanksgiving weekend. I wanted to share some tips to make the ro
ad trip a little easier for you and your little ones.
Bring along some favorite movies or audio stories. Audio versions of holiday classics like The Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express are a great distraction for little ones. I also love to make a holiday playlist that contains all of our families favorite holiday songs. Bring along some favorite holiday movies if you are able to play those too!
Pack up small toys and games. Some small cars, a notepad, some crayons and coloring books and even their favorite dolly will keep them busy for a little bit!
Make a map showing your route and points along the way. My eight year old thinks it is so fun to watch where we are going; he especially likes to know what points are coming up before we do. This will also help cut down on the “Are we there yet?”
Tablets and portable gaming devices. Wether it be an Ipad, DS, Leappad or more those are a great way to pass the time. Fill them up with some new games so they get excited about new things. My kids love even the educational ones to play.
Make some games for the way. Use a cookie sheet to play magnetic games on. If you slam on the brakes or turn a corner a little quickly the kids game won’t spill all over the place.
Now that you have the fun packed in, be sure to remember your child’s favorite treats. Pack drinks, some fruit and other favorite snacks for your little ones. You don’t want to listen to the “I’m Hungry!” cry during the entire trip.
My favorite time to travel is when my children are sleeping. It’s quiet and their time goes by quicker, but that’s not always possible. So when they are awake be sure to count in a bunch of bathroom. stretching, and running around breaks.
It’s also nice when your vehicle is nice and roomy. I like to travel in our Dodge Caravan, it’s nice and roomy for the boys and everything we need to pack. If you are in Wisconsin be sure to check out Lynch Auto Group in WI to get your next vehicle. This group of dealers throughout WI include Chevy and Dodge Chrysler Jeep.
I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.