15 Genius Road Trip Hacks and Ideas for Traveling with Kids
Sanity Saving Travel Hacks for Traveling with Kids
It’s summer and we are ALL taking off for vacation – but are you prepared to travel long distances with your children? If it’s your first road trip you will want to check out these hacks and ideas to help make sure your vacation is filled with fun and happy memories instead of stress and anxiety. As a parent it’s hard to enjoy anything if your little one isn’t enjoying it! So make sure you have everything you may need for your road trip!
If you have ever taken an unprepared or under prepared road trip with your kids before, you know it can be frustrating… to say the least. Depending on the age you are probably going to hear a lot of complaining or crying and “are we there yet”s. The first road trip we took my son on was a 7 hour trip to the beach… I thought I was prepared, I was NOT! Nowadays…. I don’t even take him to the doctor’s office without a “Travel Bag”.
For longer road trips I got an activity lap desk and he LOVES it! It is good for coloring, games, eating and so many other things like making sure the toys stay in front of him instead of on the floorboard.
If you have a road trip or vacation planned with your kids, you should take note of these awesome ideas or Pin them for later. They will keep your kids busy and happy while you travel and are sure to save your sanity!
Make your travel experience FUN – not stressful!
1. Put together ‘busy baskets’ for the kids from the dollar store
2. Add a backseat organizer to save space
3. Use sandwich containers for on-the-go snacks
4. Create a word building activity kit with magnets
5. Surprise Bags for the “are we there yet” kids =]
6. Snack Mix in a Small Accessories Organizer
7. Alphabet Book with Sheet Protectors and Stickers
8. Organization Bags for Actvities, Snacks and First Aid
9. DIY Magnet and Dry Erase Board Using a Cookie Sheet
10. Print or Create a Scavenger Hunt for Your Road Trip
11. DIY a “Would You Rather” Game to Play with Your Kids
12. DIY Coloring Cases with Sticky Notes
13. DIY Snack Containers Using Coffee Mate Containers
14. Busy Bags Using Cheap Pencil Cases
15. Healthy Snack Bags for Long Road Trips
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