Aloha Friday

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Photobucket

We are getting ready to venture out on a 15 hour road trip with three kids. Crazy??? Maybe. My question is: got any tips for traveling with kids and staying sane?



Shana said...

Umm, valium? Just kidding!

{Kiki} said...

I always bring a ton of the Crayola no mess markers and new coloring books, and a DVD player {but lil' D usually watches only a little and turns it off}. We have some kiddies CD's like Kidz Bop, we all sing along to them, and play "I Spy" games. Aloha and take care.
-Kiki

Anonymous said...

Remember when you were little and we did this trip? I wrapped little toys and things to do in the car and gave you each one every couple of hours. Bet it still works!

Drive safely and I can't wait to see you!
Love,
Mom

Too Many Hats said...

Books on dvd, lots of snacks, and silly kid music.

Shelly said...

I have a video game nut (he's 10) so the way we stay sane in the car is to let him play his Nintendo DS while we're riding.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Well ~ LOL ~ Kids are now 29 & 30, but we moved cross country several times. I just got some Rubbermaid/Tupperware type containers - shoebox size and filled with all sorts of little goodies, games snacks - and they loved it and kept occupied for hours! Of course, now I guess people would say, just buy the little tv's and play movies all the way from coast to coast - ha!!

Pilar said...

Movies, games, coloring books, kids music, Nintendo DS... We travel a lot and all those things worked out pretty good for us. We were on the road pretty much for 2 years before we came to the mission field.

Enjoy your trip :)

Jeremy said...

Yes, bring movies especially if you're driving. :)

Jennifer said...

I tried not to travel when my boys were young. I have no advise. Have a great time!

Nina said...

Portable DVD player and lots of video's they love.

Have a great trip!

blueviolet said...

I used to make little goodie bags with an activity or snack that they'd get at different points during the day.

sues2u2 said...

Been there & done that! Only not w/ three. We just have two but I've done it several times. Our shortest trip is now 17 hrs but it used to be 2 1/2 days.

Dvd players & new movies. Live savors. Also bring old favorites too. I make a bag for each day on the road w/ different things. Snacks & projects, books etc...

Good luck & safe driving!

wkiskizt said...

My cousin had an interesting idea - she went to the dollar store beforehand and got some little toys, activities, and treats, then every 2 hrs (or hour, depending on your taste) during the trip she'd announce it was time to open something new. (And put away the old toys.) It kept the kids focused on something other than "Are we there yet?"

sheila said...

No.

After our trip cross country three years ago, I swore off car trips.
No joke. (read the post located under the 'Walleyworld Vacation' in my header. lol)

sues2u2 said...

I also used to make little bags for each day of the trip. Art projects or band aids & baby wipes depending on the age. Baby wipes will get you a solid 30 min @ least as they wipe down everything in sight!

Definitely movies. Old & new. Snacks & those crayola markers that don't mark on anything but the paper. Priceless.

Becca said...

Lots of snacks and lots of games!

TheAngelForever said...

We do not have a portable DVD player, so movies are never a possibility for us. We usually have lots of MP3's to sing to, books, Nintendo DS for older son, flashcards, snacks and other items that the kids like that are easy to use in the car. Good luck!

AudreyO said...

I always brought books, games, car puzzles etc. And I always bought new things they'd never played with before so that it would take several hours until they tired of the item.

kailani said...

Bring lots of toys and snacks to keep them occupied. Make sure you hand them out one at a time so they don't get bored with everything all at once. As a last resort, just remember that you'll never see those other passengers again! LOL!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...