Planning a long trip with the little ones is no easy task, but there are a few ways to make it all better. Here, we share some tips to keep children busy during long trips.
Bring Colouring Supplies
You can set up a binder or travel bag for each kid with colouring supplies. A good idea is to print out their favourite characters and bring colour pencils. Don’t forget to include a sharpener too.
Bring Their Favourite Audiobooks
If your kids love listening to stories and all the different voices the narrators use, letting them listen to their favourite audiobooks will be a total hit. Make sure this is only one tool in your shed, as children’s attention span will eventually run out and you will need to do something else.
Bring Movies on an Electronic Device
Whether on a tablet, smartphone, or any other device, having a movie for them to watch during the long trip will keep them entertained and might even cause them to fall asleep. You can pick their favourite ones to ensure that it will work.
Play I Spy with my Little Eye
Kids love to receive your attention and are fond of competitive games and you can use this to keep them busy. This game needs no gear for it consists of telling them to look for a certain object, colour or shape, simply by looking at it and pointing. The reward for winning might be choosing the next movie or book. These are all fun activities that will keep your little ones busy and entertained during long trips, but won’t require you bringing a bunch of toys and other gadgets with you.