We took a trip to the beach this summer... 11 hours each way. Long trips with preschoolers can be challenging, especially when one just finished potty training.
I tried to be prepared for this trip. In addition to the Leapsters and DVD players, we brought along some new activities this year.
This is just a metal bin from IKEA that we repurposed for the road trip. This is awesome because it both holds the magnets and provides a surface to play on.
I put this one together the night before. I just took some foam board and hot glued a large piece of felt to it.
Voila! Instant letter fun. Each child got his or her own to limit fighting.
This can be worn while in the car so the child has easy access to her crayons the entire trip! Just be sure you don't tie the knot in the back, where it might get uncomfortable. If you're interested in reading the tutorial on how to make it, click click here.
Each kid got his/her own basket that we kept on the floor of the minivan. It was easy to keep things separated and organized that way, and it allowed me to have easy access to reach items they wanted to play with. It was still a long trip, but being prepared helped!
So, have you been anywhere fun this summer? Tell me about your road trip tips in the comments!
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