Three Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained on a Holiday Road Trip #kiaholidays
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Tomorrow morning the Talbert family is piling into our mini van and heading south for a fifteen hour drive to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Thanksgiving.  Since our extended families live out of state our five children are used to long family road trips.  In order to keep the peace and make the trip easier on all of us I always make sure my kids are entertained along the way.  Below are a few of my kids favorite things to do while traveling long distances.

1.  Read

I always make sure each of my kids has a backpack with their favorite books. Some of my kids’ favortie titles are, “What is That? Said the Cat,” “National Geographic Kids Dinosaurs,”  “Fisher Price, Touch and Feel Adventure Animals of the Rainforest,” and “Footprints in the Snow,” by Cynthia Benjamin.  My teenage daughter is reading the Hunger Games series.  Now that I own a tablet with a Kindle ap I made sure I loaded it with plenty of ebooks for my kids to read on the trip.

2. Watch movies on our Philips 9″ Dual Screen Portable DVD Player.

Purchasing this DVD player was one of the best investments my husband and I made for our family.  Before we leave for a long road trip we stop at department store and pick up a few DVDs from the $5 bin for the kids to watch along the way.  We also have a Nylon 208-CD Wallet filled with all their favorite DVDs and music CDs . This fits nice and neat in the console of our van.

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3. Play road trip games.

Playing games while traveling is fun and educational.  My three oldest children sit in the back seat and entertain each other by playing games.  Their favorite game, invented by my oldest, “What if the world was made of…?” teaches them to use their imaginations and creativity.  They take turns asking the question, “What if the world was made of (fill in the blank)?” The next person answers the question which always results in everyone laughing hysterically.  The Alphabet Game is also a fun game to play while traveling.  Kids take turns searching for words on billboards with the letters of the alphabet starting with A all the way to Z.  I Spy is another simple game kids can play to help the time go by faster while on a family road trip.  What are some of your kids favorite games?

Taking a Holiday road trip can be a lot of fun and peaceful for Mom and Dad as long as the kids are entertained along the way. 

Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

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  • Andrea , November 21, 2012

    I am glad I read this because we are going to be traveling next month and I am trying not to dread it with my two children! Thank you for the comment about our picture/my family! I hope your road trip goes well and that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Julie Maloney , November 21, 2012

    I also thank the Heavens above for the Nintendo DS and iPod, road trip or trip to the mall I have those with us, makes for a quiet ride!

  • Anonymous , November 29, 2012

    These are some great tips! My family travels a lot, and I rely on my iPad a lot of the time. With the iPad, my kids can play games, read, watch movies, and even watch live TV through the DISH Remote Access app. A co-worker of mine at DISH told me about this app, and with a Sling Adapter hooked up to my DISH receiver, the kids have access to all our subscription channels live anywhere we can get a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. They absolutely love this option, and it is great for even the short trips to the store.

  • Cascia Talbert , November 29, 2012

    Anonymous, it is funny that you mentioned Dish Remote Access. My husband works for Dish and we use that app all the time on our Android devices. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  • Duncan Faber , March 3, 2013

    One word. Audiobooks. We load up their ipods with them because they're much more engaging than dvds. There are lots of sites where you can get them, but we use this site a lot because the short stories are original and free. Here's the link if anyone is interested.

  • Cascia Talbert , March 6, 2013

    Duncan, My kids love audio books. Thanks for the tips and leaving us a comment!

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