I don't know what it's like in your neck of the woods, but this SoCal weather we're having is GORGEOUS right now! Warm days with breezes and cool nights to snuggle with the little ones. That means Spring is here, but Summer is coming soon and so is Vacation Travelling Season!
With the economy being what it is right now, I'm sure most families are opting to travel by car to places closer to home rather than shelling out big $$$ for the family vacation of a lifetime. We're fortunate that all the great stuff to see in California is within a few hour's drive of us.
"Are we there yet?"
Ugh, not a phrase ANY parent wants to hear, especially over and over and OVER again!
So I've been browsing through Pinterest again, looking for great portable ways to keep both of my boys (and maybe your kids too!) entertained and happy during travel and wanted to share them with you!
Whether you use this one, find another free printable on the Internet, or make a list of your own, this is probably the #1 key to your family's happiness when travelling. Can't forget that favorite Spider if it's on the list!
Every family needs to have quick access to some kind of an emergency kit in the car. Keep this on the floorboard of the passenger seat or within easy reach during car trips so you don't have to unpack the whole trunk for a bandage or hand sanitizer. An easy up-cycle of something you'd probably throw away! Here's a quick tip: glue pieces of no-slip drawer/shelf liner to the bottom to keep it from sliding around!
I loved this idea the when I saw it! Another great trash-to-treasure find that we all have plenty of floating around in our diaper bags! This, a coloring/activity book or two and a lapdesk can keep the kids entertained for hours (or at least a few minutes!)
Personalized snack box? Yes, please! The key is to fill them up before the trip and make sure the kids know that once it's empty, that's it. My personal preference would be to fill it with Goldfish crackers, pretzels, nuts, raisins, dried fruit and maybe a couple of sweet treats. Make sure the snacks are age appropriate!
This baby has been the savior of boredom around here since we got it for Logan. He practices his writing, reading, and loves taking care of his virtual pet! Don't forget the batteries for this; if you have an adapter for your car, even better!
Hope these will be handy for you; I can't wait to test them out myself this summer!
(PS If all else fails, just hand over the iPhone and let 'em play Angry Birds; works every time!)