How do you entertain your younger kids on a long road trip? Going to be traveling next month with a 2 year old and 3 1/2 year old and just looking for more ideas to keep them happy in the car!
Answer by samurai_chica at 5:25 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 5:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by MrsKoolAid at 5:30 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
My kids love drawing on their color boards (magic erase - Magna Doodle type). They enjoy watching movies too, but they need breaks from that. CDs with fun, kid-friendly music are good. When travelling for more than a couple of hours I usually pack a cooler with a variety of snacks and drinks, particularly some different things they don't have all the time...maybe new cups too. If it's not too cold stop at a park at least once each day to give them a chance to run around and play. If it is too cold for outdoor play try stopping at a mall or something at a less busy hour and letting them run around a bit. Pack a few surprises too, like books and dollar store toys.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:38 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 5:48 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by MrsKoolAid at 5:51 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by cheekycherub at 6:19 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by karing4elmas at 6:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
We did a 12 hour car trip, both ways, and decided the DVD player saved our sanity. But we traveled mainly at night as far as we could so he would be sleeping a lot of the time. We play word games. My husband says a word, I say the first word that comes to mind, then my son thinks of a word that comes to his mind based off my word. I bought a tray for the car seat so that he can color and play with his select toys we brought. We also went to Barnes and Noble and bought several scenes with reusable stickers. We chose the safari scene and silly faces. Then of course we have the doodle pad that you draw and erase right on the board - no pens or crayons necessary. Sing a longs. Story time with me telling him stories. I also did sock puppets for a car puppet show. We did stop at every rest stop to give him the chance to run free and we would play tag and race. Usually they are very clean and scenic.
Answer by frogdawg at 7:09 PM on Jan. 24, 2011