While the destination is almost always a good time when you are headed out on a road trip, the actual ride can be less than fun with kids. Kids who are; tired, hungry, bored, ready to be there, etc… There are some things you can do to make the driving and waiting a little more bearable for them and you.
5 Tips For Surviving Road Trips
- Provide them with yummy snacks- For our road trip I put together the ingredients for a FLIPZ® Snack necklace. We used FLIPZ® Milk Chocolate and FLIPZ® White Chocolate Pretzels and O-shaped cereal to create a snack that would keep the kids taste buds satisfied and their tummies full while on the road.
To make your own- You will need FLIPZ® in assorted flavors, cereal or other items with a hole in the center, twine, and scissors.
Cut a long length of string or twine that can be easily placed and removed on your child’s neck. String with Flip and other items, then tie off the end and there you have it, a FLIPZ® snack necklace.
Don’t forget to bring extra FLIPZ® along for the trip!
Looks like the FLIPZ Snack Necklaces are gonna be a hit! This is a great activity to keep little ones entertained PLUS have a great snack on the road. You won’t hear a sound out of the kids for miles and miles while they have fun!
- Let them follow along- Let them trace the trip with their finger, pick up an inexpensive map or atlas and mark your route with a highlighter. They can follow the route with their finger, marking stops with small stickers, and identifying city signs along the way.
- Keep them entertained- To keep arguing and whining at bay you need to keep their minds and hands busy. Our FLIPZ® snack necklace comes in handy here too- besides packing snacks you will want to pack along some fun activities like paper, markers,building bricks, handheld devices, and of course earbuds!!!
- Make regular stops- Kid’s naturally have a lot energy and need to burn it off. Stopping at regular intervals to stretch their legs and have a potty break will make it easier to sit in the car for stretches. Get out, eat, have everyone stretch and move for 10 minutes before loading back up.
- 5.Pick up postcards- Try to grab a postcard in every state or unique place you visit and let the kids put them in a travel memory book. Be sure to write something on the back like the date and a little note about your travels. This gives the kids something to do as well as something to look forward to at the next stop.
Upload your family road trip photos and enter FLIPZ® #ROADTRIPFLIPZ Instagram contest with @FLIPZ and be entered to win a road trip themed prize bundle from FLIPZ®. You can find more information on this promotion at www.roadtripFLIPZ.com.