Are we there yet?
If you’ve ever traveled with young kids, you know they tend to pepper the would-be silence with LOTS of inquiries about your projected arrival time. If you’re smart, though, you’ll head off on your adventure with a few tricks up your sleeve.
- Create a travel timeline by stringing a piece of yarn from one side of your vehicle to the other. Use paperclips or clothespins to attach pictures or notes that indicate stops you plan to make along the way. This way, kids will be able to see exactly where you are in your journey (you’ve already passed through City 1 and are on your way to that cool hamburger joint that serves spectacular shakes).
- Pack a bag of surprises. You might include single-serve snacks, small toys, crayons and other hand-held activities. Let children choose something from your bag every 30 minutes or so.
- Play a road game. See if you can spot license plates from each of the 50 states or name something that begins with every letter of the alphabet.