The arrival of summer brings on plenty of time for adventure, and what's a better way to spend it than a classic road trip with your family? Whether you're a seasoned road tripper or not, we've got you covered. We've compiled a list of road trip activities that will keep you and your family entertained the whole way there. So, before you buckle up and hit the road, let's dive into the list of items you need to pack for your family road trip!
Kit of Essentials
Before getting to all of the fun stuff, remember these things so you can ENJOY the fun. Remember headphones for anyone who will be listening to something on their own. Remember wipes, so that after snacks and fast-food trips the games and activity books stay clean! Lastly, remember to bring water bottles for the journey ahead, and when packing up, you can store them in your White Elm Bag.
Create a playlist for a road trip and ask for suggestions before you leave so you know you have tunes for the whole group. While you are sightseeing and the kids are crafting, you can be listening to the right kind of music.
Create individual snack packs for each child with a variety of their favorite snacks. This not only keeps them occupied but also helps prevent frequent stops for snacks.
Pack coloring books, puzzle books, word searches, or activity books that are age-appropriate and engaging.
Consider classic travel games like "I Spy," magnetic board games, or handheld electronic games that can keep your kids entertained for hours.
Bring along interactive toys like action figures, dolls, or small stuffed animals that your kids can play with in the car. These toys can spark their creativity and keep them engaged.
Consider giving each child a disposable camera to capture their unique perspective of the journey. This allows them to have a hands-on experience and creates excitement when developing the photos later.
Pack small craft kits like beading sets, origami kits, or mini art sets that your kids can work on during the trip. It keeps their hands busy and encourages their creativity.
iPad or Tablet
Download their favorite movies or shows. Remember to bring headphones to minimize distractions.
Audiobooks or Podcasts
Choose age-appropriate audiobooks or podcasts that your kids can listen to during the journey. It's a great way to engage their imaginations and keep them entertained.
Remember to choose activities and toys that are suitable for your child's age and preferences. Rotating the options throughout the trip can help maintain their interest. With these fun items, your kids will have a blast while making memories on the road!