Traveling with kids can be tricky but if you have the right tools packed, traveling with kids is a breeze. Instead of just throwing a bunch of toys in the car before you hit the road, here are five tips to help keep kids of all ages entertained while on road trips.
• Turn a rolled makeup bag into an entertainment center. Instead of putting your makeup and hair products in the pickets of a rolled makeup bag, fill it up with activities, games, and snacks that your kids will enjoy while in the car. You can even grab small suction cups with hooks and attach them to the window so the makeup bag is open and easily accessible to your child. Then fill the bag with items like crayons, markers, small coloring pages or books. Small electronics and chargers fit well in the pockets too. And don’t forget snacks-! You can load up a few pockets with snacks so if your kids get hungry, they can grab what they want.
• During your next trip to the dollar store, look for small plastic storage caddies, the kind that attach to walls or mirrors with suction cups. These can be placed your child’s window and filled with small toys, crayons, and coloring pages.
• Turn a dollar store cookie sheet into instant entertainment by using the cookie sheet as a surface for coloring sheets, a place to build with blocks or Legos, or the perfect place for to eat a snack. Rather than having your kids balance their crayons, toys and snacks while in the car, the cookie sheet becomes the perfect place to create a masterpiece or play a game in the car.