Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Family

Tips for Fun Road Trips with Kids

See also

Are you planning a road trip with the family? Sometimes long hours in the car can be stressful and boring. Here are some creative ways to help make the miles fly by:

More Photos

  • Pipe Cleaners: You don't need to spend $20 on Bendaroos. Instead, pick up a pack of colorful pipe cleaners from any craft store. The kids can twist them around into shapes, letters or anything else their imaginations come up with.
  • Play-doh soft packs: Kids love play-doh! The soft packs stay fresher longer and the bags are more travel friendly then the regular play-doh containers.
  • Glow Sticks: If you will be traveling during the night, the kids will have a blast with these.
  • Music: Let the kids pick the music for a chance. Kidz Bop releases new music every few months, with songs that the entire family can sing along to.
  • Games: The majority of kids games come in travel size. Stop by the toy store to pick out a couple of the families favorite games. If you can't find what you are looking for, you can still play the classics, like I-Spy, the Alphabet Game and 20 Questions.
  • Art: Don't leave home without the paper and markers. Most kids can spend a lot of time drawing, and while traveling they can draw all the new things they see. Mini white boards and small chalk boards are also easy to travel with and will provide hours of fun for the little ones.
Advertisement

Life

  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    Camera
    9 Photos