If you are prepping for a road trip with your kids, it’s time to prepare with a few hacks to keep your kids happy travelers. From hacking a movie, saving pacifiers from getting lost, and the best way to snack while in the car, here’s four ways to make long car rides with your kids way more fun and easy on you.
Having a DVD player in your vehicle really comes in handy when you have kids, but how can you hack a movie in your car if you don’t have an actual DVD player installed? Start with an iPad, a large freezer bag and two short bungee cords. Just attach the bungee cords to the backs of the front seats. Place the iPad into plastic bag and push the bungee cords through the bags. Now the iPad is suspended between the front seats and your kids can watch a movie. Just make sure the freezer bag is clear so the kids can easily see the iPad screen.
Create a travel tray for your kids with a small baking sheet-grab one for the dollar store and a small pillow. You can use Velcro or hot glue to attach the pillow to the bottom of the baking sheet. When you kids are in the car, they can use the tray to read, color, snack, play with toys, or watch a movie. Plus this inexpensive DIY is easy to store when you aren’t traveling.