My last post was about our wonderful 4th of July. What I did not mention was that it was 10.5 hour car drive to our wonderful destination. If you are a parent you know traveling with kids, especially long car rides can cause anxiety to rise.
I have always accepted the saying You fail to plan You plan to fail. I decided that I would plan ahead for this road trip.
I made a trip to the the DollarTree and I purchased a toy for the kids for each hour of traveling, minus 3 hours for nap-time.
The toys included:
A Paddle Ball- Boy & Girl both loved this. I had to remind Boy once to not aim at his Sister's head!
Refrigerator Magnets- you can purchase a cheap cookie-sheet and let the kids go to town arranging them on the sheet.
Dry Erase Board On The Go- Only Boy could play with this and it kept him busy for hours. I just gave him a baby wipe to use when he was ready to erase.
Stickers- I placed them on their hands, face, and legs. My kids love stickers!
PipeCleaners- The kids loved figuring out how to take these off! I had fun tying them all up!
Glow Sticks- When it got a little dark the kids found these very interesting and of course Girl found that it felt good on her teething gums.
Ring Pop-Was the desperate hour toy/ candy. The kids sucked on them FOREVER & could not finish.
Things I tried not pictured:
Foil-I would make figurines of animals for the kids. Girl just watched (did not want her to place in mouth) and Boy could hold them.
Crazy Maze -Boy tried to get the ball through the maze. Girl liked the way it rattled.
iPad games-Boy loves Angry Birds and Build a Train
iPad shows- Downloaded Mickey Mouse & Yo Gabba Gabba
These all helped keep the kids busy. Mommy & Daddy were able to talk & enjoy the beautiful car ride.