Tis the season for many things and one of those is traveling. Do you travel over the river and through the woods to Grandmas house? Wherever your travels take this Holiday Season I wanted to share some travel ideas with you and have YOU share yours too!
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1) SING: Call me old fashioned but one of my favorite ways to pass the time traveling with my kids is SINGING! Now, I can't carry the best tune but when you are singing at the top of your lungs and laughing and giggling with your kids it doesn't really matter does it? (wink, wink) Even if we are singing their same favorite Christmas songs over and over again. So stock up some favorite CD's and sing your heart out!
2) BREAK it UP: This is one of my kids favorite things for roadtrips - The Mary Poppins Bag.
It's all about breaking the trip up into a visual timeline for the kids with a surprise from the Mary Poppins bag when we reach those milestones. Check out the link for all the details and ideas.We also love to print off a map and laminate it so the kids can track our progress and follow the roads from starting point to our final destination place.
3) CREATE! As a kid we didn't have DVD players in the car so I remember counting train cars, checking out the farms and pastures and playing road sign games as we went along. I love to continue that tradition with my kids too (as long as they will hold out - LOL)
Free Road trip Bingo Game Printable from Homemaking expert
Road Trip Binder - full of games from Gluesticks
Cloud picture game - from ME
DIY chalkboard/magnetic games - from ME
4) TECHNOLOGY - oh for the love of technology. Sometimes we just need a little quiet. That's when I break out the movie. I like to snag a redbox (something they haven't seen) or if we are traveling to a special event and I can make it work, I like to have the movie have something to do with where we are going or what we are doing or the season (ex. Polar Express if we are headed for a train ride).
Now it's your turn! Do you have a favorite way to pass the time when traveling? (kids or not - share your ideas!) What about road trip snacks? Do you have favorites or ideas of how you pack/organize them? Share in the comments! I'll share my favorite road trip snacks in the comments section as well!
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