Holidays can be a great opportunity to spend time and bond with your family. The summer holidays are finally here and after a long haul of two years, it is time to prepare for the road trip or fly to a cool destination.
The pandemic disrupted all our travel plans in the past two years but not any longer. You can head to your favorite destination for the much-awaited family holiday.
However, if you are traveling with kids, the long wait for connecting flights or the car trip could become really challenging and boring.
They have a lot of energy and excitement about the holiday and no matter how hard you try, they are not going to be ready for a nap.
You will have to keep them entertained throughout the holiday so that their boredom does not lead to frustration. Here’s how you can keep your children entertained when traveling.
An easy and convenient entertainment for the entire family, audiobooks can become your best friend while traveling. You can also enjoy listening to your favorite books with membership from Audible. It is a great way to enjoy long flights and road trips.
2. Create a Travel Journal:
Children are going to go through some remarkable experiences on the trips and a travel journal will come in handy and you have somewhere easy where they can write the names of different places, or draw some interesting things they see.
If you are going on a safari or to a museum, they can carry the travel journal with them and write everything about what they saw. They can also stick some finds like cards or maps from the destination.
When you take them for something unique and interesting like the air show in California, they can write in facts and points of interest about the show and then draw and stick special things they collect. It is something they will love to look back on.
3. Learn About the Destination:
You may not be happy about the screen time of your children but technology can also be used as an educative and interactive tool that educates them about the destination you are headed to.
It helps to download apps that have books, games, and videos to help them learn about a new place. If your kids are cranky during the road trip, you can use the device to calm them down.
For older kids, you can use the search engine to let them explore the destination and pick what they would like to do first once you reach.
When on a road trip, your kids can also use their phones to plug the cable into the car and enjoy their favorite music. If you do not want any screen time on the holiday, you can consider buying books for them to learn about the destination.
4. Carry a Craft Pack:
When looking for ways to keep the children entertained during travel, you can put together a craft pack.
If you are traveling with a group of kids, have separate sets for each so they do not fight. But do not spend a lot of money as you might find most of the things inside your home. It will keep the children engaged and entertained at all times.
Get a few colored pens, shiny papers, and window gel stickers. You can buy them at the dollar store and hand them out to the children before they board the flight.
Let them use their creativity to make different and interesting craft pieces. Take them to nearby parks to spend time drawing and crafting on days when you do not have a lot lined up.
Games are a great way to pass the time and it is something the entire family can engage in. While some prefer popular card games such as Euchre, many like board games or dice games.
No matter where you are headed, it is important to carry a few games keeping the age of your children in mind. It will make the journey more enjoyable for everyone.
These are a few ways you can keep your children entertained when traveling. Whether you are taking a road trip or traveling to the nearest destination for the weekend, keep these things handy so that they are always entertained and enjoy their time.
It may not be possible for you to spend every single minute on the holiday with them and this is when they will enjoy the craft packs and the travel journal.
Appreciate them when they do something new or share something they learned about the destination with you but do make sure that they do not spend all the time on the gadget.
The holiday does not have to be all about screen time as it is more important than ever to step out and soak in the beauty of a new place while we can.