What to do with children while traveling?
The problem of “boredom on the road” is well known to us. The last time we were going on vacation, when planning the route, it crossed our mind that we need to prepare an attractive list of activities together for the duration of this trip. We knew otherwise the tour would be spent with the kids browsing YT and leveling up in Roblox. We did it. Prepared, with a list full of ideas, we set off on our fourteen-hour tour 🙂
1. Give a word for the last syllable (or an easier version – for the last letter) of the previous word.
You say the words one by one, but the next person has to find a word for the last syllable of your word (or the last letter of your word), eg fridge -> last syllable “ka”: couch / last letter “a”: annex
2. We practice English
see point 1, but we say the words in English, e.g. pencil -> last letter “l”: liquid
3. Secrets hidden in license plates.
This is one of our favorite games! Creatively expand the symbols you encounter in license plates. E.g. LWL – love Warszawa love, ZKL – no telling lies to people, or a laminate plant 🙂
Great fun and lots of laughter guaranteed.
4. After driving 100km, a little surprise awaits you.
On the one hand, this game is a great exercise in patience, but on the other hand, it can have side effects in the form of questions such as “how long will it take another 100 km?” 🙂 Still, it’s worth taking the risk. You can prepare small gifts, e.g. something that may be useful for children in the place you are going to or is somehow related to this place. The next pieces of the puzzle or passwords revealed every 100 km will also be great – but you need to prepare them in advance.
5. Shared away playlist.
It’s not a game, but it’s a good way to make your journey more pleasant. You set up a travel playlist by adding the favorites of each trip member. If you are also amateurs of singing together – great fun, and by the way you can learn a lot about each other 🙂
6. Favorite audiobooks.
It’s also not fun, but a great alternative to the radio and music when the playlist with your favorite pieces is exhausted. There are plenty of libraries available on the market, which even in free versions have quite an interesting offer. Especially the one for kids.
And with an audiobook, as with a book – time passes not only pleasantly, but also very quickly.
In addition to providing entertainment during the journey, remember that a child in a car seat that spends several hours in it also needs proper driving comfort.
Plan stops, meals, but also make sure that the child’s seat is properly soft and airy, and that the child has the correct position in it. Our footrests for car seats – foot traps and soft and anti-sweat inserts for car seats can certainly help you with this.
Safe and comfortable travels!