It might be a tough challenge for young active kids to be controlled in the car for many hours . By preparing in advance and following these tips that I have read at it’s “Tweaking Life” , you will get a fun trip.
The very first thing to arrange is the time of day you would like to travel. Most parents decide on nighttime so that kids can sleep. Nevertheless, this means that you do not sleep. Some leave in the afternoon, some leave early morning. Choose the best time that give good result for all your family.
We usually plan to leave early and have breakfast in the car – bagels, peanut butter, muffins & jelly sandwiches. By doing this we get ahead of peak hours of traffic and our kids have a certain thing to do when they wake up .
When you bring food, ensure you also bring paper towels, a trash bag and a a wet washcloth with you . Sticky fingers can be wiped and garbage can be contained.
Eating is also helpful, but be mindful in what you decide to take with. We most definitely have water bottles with. When liquid were to spill it could be quite untidy. Don’t bring sugary foods. I like to bring food like apples, cookies, cereals, snack mixes, pretzels, etc.
I always go to the store and buy some gifts for the kids before leaving. Once they appear to be bored with the stuff they brought, then I take something out for them. Giving something new for them can keep them busy for a few hours.
Although we want the trip to be over, having time to stop for a while and let the kids and ourselves stay out of the car and play around a bit will really help. We usually like to stop at rest areas and ask your kids to run/walk around for 5-10 minutes. Bring a ball or Frisbee for children playing with it.
Traveling in the car with your kids will be fun. Bringing a lot of toys, gifts, surprises and good food with you and with an periodic stop you surely will be there before you realize it ! Get enjoyment from your journey.