Candidly speaking, I used to believe people who crammed up a horde of kids and drove for hours and described that as fun, were soft in the head. There are occasions when as less as ten minutes in the car with children who would bug each other endlessly is almost more than I can put up with. Nevertheless, I’ve apprehended that with the right amount of groundwork, a road trip with the family can be somewhat less wretched than expected – perhaps even enjoyable.
All species of smart people have at some point posted their favorite guidelines for road expedition with kids online, and I’ve categorized through them to find the finest ones (and added up a few of my own). From organizing the objects in the trunk of the car and sorting your goods to packing refreshments and prepping activities, this post has you covered.
- Tackle Boxes
One thing I have always observed about kids is they love eating. But, they can be tricky to handle when it comes to choosing between healthy eating and their choice of food. Here come the tackle box or pill organizer boxes to our rescue. Fill up either type of the boxes from all food groups. Give one box to each child letting them freedom of what and when they want to eat so you don’t have to rummage through the snack container every few minutes or so.
- Pillows For Slumber Time
You never know when sleep will come and consume your little ones. Keep comfy cushions or pillows so that they can have a sound sleep. Sound sleep will also prevent them from getting edgier during long hours on the road.
- Beat The Boredom
Play games with kids- card games sound much better-, hum your favorite tunes at some point, crack jokes, play loud music when no one is seemingly busy in any other activity-only the best quality speakers can give you the time of your life-, take pictures of every unusual thing you come across while journeying.
- Travel Bag Surprises
Prepare a surprise bag for the kids and stow coloring books, pencil colors, lap boards, iPod- for audio stories and songs- in it. Throw in a few chocolate bars, candies- but not too many, as it’s not good for their teeth and gums, journal or a scrap book for keeping account of the unusual events and happenings.
- Feel The Wind On Your Face.
On wide country roads, let your kids crane their necks out of the window and feel the force of the wind. Make sure it’s not the busy road of a city.
Road trips—where you under go a long car ride and pulling over many times on the way—almost always come with their own set of challenges. Keeping a positive attitude and going with the flow can facilitate a great deal. Road construction, bridges being out, and chaotic accidents are definitely going to slow things down all along the journey. Try not to fret about it and remember that it will perhaps make a worth telling account someday.