Road Trip Activities for Kids That Need No Electronics
The unofficial start to summer is almost here, and that means thousands of families will soon be hitting the roads for vacation. As every parent knows, traveling with kids can be stressful, so today I’ve partnered with Hillview Motors to bring you several fun-filled road trip activities for kids to help the hours pass. Better yet, none of them involve electronic devices. These road trip activities for kids of all ages, so choose what works best for you and your little ones.
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Road Trip Art
Kids love to express themselves artistically. Buy some washable window markers and let them go to town coloring on the back windows! These markers are very easy to remove, simply wipe them clean with a baby wipe or damp paper towel! if you prefer to keep the windows clean, you could also use a hand held mirror!
Christmas in Summer
Before leaving head to your local dollar store and buy a few small toys, coloring books and other kids trinkets. Wrap them up like gifts in old wrapping paper or comics, and let the kids choose a new one to open every few hours. In addition to being fun, it’s also a great incentive to keep them on their best behavior!
Upcycle an Old Cookie Sheet into A Felt Board
Remember those felt boards we used to play with in elementary school? Why not make one for your kids! This inexpensive craft can keep them entertained for hours. All you need is an old cookie sheet, felt in multiple colors, some glue, and a little imagination. Glue a large piece of felt to the cookie sheet, then use the rest of the felt to create all sorts of characters. You can make characters from books (Brown Bear, Brown Bear is a great one to make), stick figures, fashion dolls, Star Wars characters, bugs or even animals. use your imagination!
Upcycle an Old Cookie Sheet into A Magnetic Board
Using that same cookie sheet, the kids can flip it over and use the backside as a magnet board. All you need are some colorful magnets for the kids to play with. You can find all sorts of fun magnetic characters online, including animals, shapes, numbers and more. You can also make some yourself by attaching pom-poms or laminated construction paper characters to magnets with some glue!
Glow in the Dark Fun
When traveling at night, stock up on some glow sticks, glow necklaces, and glow bracelets from your dollar store. Not only will they love the glow, it’s like a personal night-light, too!
Kids love window clings and you can find all sorts of them at Walmart and online! They are easy to pull off and don’t leave any type of sticky residue. it’s another great way for your kids to express their creativity while traveling.
Road Trip Games
By now I am sure you’ve heard of all sorts of printable road trip games you can download and print before you leave. These include games such as treasure hunts, alphabet games, color games and more. They can provide hours of fun for the entire family, and really help the time pass. And don’t forget the classics such as I Spy and 20 Questions!
These road trip activities for kids should make the trip a lot easier and more relaxing.
What are some of the ways you keep your kids entertained on long road trips? Share with us in the comments below!