Perhaps you’ve realized this by now, but I like to organize EVERYTHING!
I especially like to organize when I travel by car. A long drive can quickly lead to unhappy passengers. Once the major travel plans are set, I begin gathering activities we can do en-route!
Of course there are DVD players (movies) to keep kids occupied, but not everyone wants to watch the same movie–at least not in my family–for this reason, I create what I call a “Travel FUN Kit.”
Essentially, I fill a portable container with games, puzzles and activities for the road. I even throw in a couple of items that my husband and I enjoy as well.
It is important to put NEW, never-played-with-before items into your travel fun kit, otherwise it becomes an “I’ve done that before kit” which is not as effective with family members stuck in tight quarters for hours on end!
HINT: I keep the travel fun kit hidden until we are in the car and people start asking …
“Are we there yet?”
I have two online resources for FUN, attention keepers. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse. I guarantee … ideas will flow as you do!
Here’s a sampling of inexpensive games and activities available for purchase at patchproducts.com
My kids and I also really enjoy the books and kits from Klutz.
Here’s to happy travelers as you head out to explore the world around you!
NOTE from Stacy:
I want to thank Jen for her generosity in sharing so many tips and ideas these past few weeks. If you’d like to get more of “Jen,” her class,
Saving Your Sanity: Summer Travel opened this past week and — it’s NOT too late to join in (click here!)