Traveling with kids can be fun and stress-free when you plan ahead. Read on to learn some quick tips for happy travels.
• TIME OCCUPIERS: Pack some inexpensive and simple things to keep kids busy. Kids can have fun drawing pictures on Post-it Notes and sticking them on the side windows or seats. Binoculars will occupy their eyes. Audio tapes or CDs will occupy their ears. Crossword puzzles, books, magazines, and handheld video games will pass the time. Little kids enjoy a cookie sheet and magnets. Pack it all up in a box that fits between the car’s back seats — an instant kid divider. Or stash it in a neat tote for plane travel.
• SNACKS: Bring some special treats that kids don’t usually get at home. Little bags of homemade trail mix, granola bars, yogurt in a tube, animal crackers, juice boxes, mini bagels, and tortilla roll-up sandwiches are all great.
• CLEAN-UP SUPPLIES: Baby wipes will save the day. Pack a bunch! Or try a wet washcloth in a plastic zipper bag. Also, keep a change of clothing easily accessible for every member of the family in case of weather changes or spills.
• TAKE A BREAK: If traveling by car, take a break every two hours. Find a rest stop and let kids jump rope, blow bubbles, or toss a frisbee. If traveling by plane or train,
let kids stretch their legs in the aisles.
• KEEP IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS CLOSE BY: Take an expandable coupon organizer and fill it with the necessary paperwork: hotel confirmations, plane tickets, maps, phone cards, and more. © 2019 Articles on Demand™
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