We’re on holiday this week.
Apart from packing your suitcases and… your whole life it’s hard to know what to take for the kids. Now, if the car journey to get there is long too. You could find yourself packing your entire toy collection into that small car.
Here’s a look at some posts that’ll give you some ideas of what we’ve done that worked. Most of them little or no preparation. You can find the materials easily or they are small enough to fit in the seat back:).
Going to a relatives house can be troublesome because they have different toys, or no toys; no kids or no babyproofing. Everything is different and unexpected. It’s a bit of minefield getting it right. 11 fun things to do at Grandma’s house gives some ideas about how to make the most of what’s likely to be there already. If your children are older they will love to ask questions. Questions To Bring You Closer To Dad: 100+ Conversation Starters for Fathers and Children of Any Age! is a great way to find out family stories . It gets the conversation going for everyone. We love this book.
Before you go- what to take? 5 ways to make it through a road trip gives you some good ideas to minimize your bag of stuff.
What’s in the bag? is a collection of things to have in your purse to entertain/distract or initiate play at a moments notice.
Now you’re at the hotel, maybe this is one of many or your final destination . What do you do in this kid free zone? Some fun things are listed here.6 things to do at a hotel on a road trip. No. 4 couldn’t be any easier with the KaBoom widget on the right sidebar that lets you search and find playgrounds& parks wherever you are.
As the kids get older and you have different ages they need different things. Our growing family needed some more things for this car trip. Going on a car trip
You’ll be away for family night but that’s ok with this fun game.The crocodimes are coming.
The weather isn’t always good- too hot/ cold/rainy etc This is a good one to try at your final destination. Gets all the wiggles out of the kids and a good nosy around the house.Letter scavenger hunt.
This game is easily made before you leave or at your destination. It’s handy to keep in your bag to entertain each other.Portable play activity
You can create your own story collection or download some stories from Audible kids. Limited Time Offer – Get Your First 3 Months at Audible for $7.49/month!
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