Travelling with Kids: Top 10 Activities to Keep Them Busy


Travelling on your own or with other adults can be fairly easy considering one will be driving and the others are there to help keep you company.   There are also circumstances where both of you are driving and switching off in different locations giving each other some time to rest.  However, mixing kids into the equation brings about a whole different experience to the word travelling.  Unlike adults, kids have a tendency to be easily distracted.  They become bored in a matter of minutes.  Travelling, especially long distances with children can always be a handful unless you prepare specific activities ahead of time.   Preparing activities for children to do ahead of time allows for the children to be occupied throughout the whole trip.  That planning ahead in return gives you a peace of mind.  Over the years, more and more activities have become go to activities for taking children on the road.  Since parents are learning to prepare themselves and their children for the long trip ahead, here are the top 10 activities that you can do with your kids:

1. Sing-A-Longs

When you read the word sing-a-long you immediately thought, “Oh no? ” but it is an activity that the whole family can enjoy.  Sing-a-longs allow for great bonding time with each other.  Prepare a CD of your kid’s favorite songs in karaoke style and make it fun by adding a reward.  For instance, whoever sings the most words in each song, wins a bag of candy or a small treat.  Having a reward system in place will entice your kids to be on their best behavior.

2. Books

Although technology is becoming more and more of an everyday part of our lives, having physical books for your kids to read and turn the pages is always a great go-to activity.   Books like All Aboard! A Traveling Alphabet by Bill Mayer, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie are just some of the many optional books that will keep them fully occupied.  With classics like The Cat in the Hat, you can even recite lines with them in the car.

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