4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained on a Road Trip

If you have ever been on a road trip with young children, you may not be familiar with the infamous, “Are we there yet?” or “I need to go to the bathroom” complaints. This is the reason you need a variety of safe but fun road trip activities to keep them entertained for the entire journey. There are many genius options to choose from so if you’ve got an adventure planned, here are some tips to keep the little ones entertained for a peaceful and fun road trip.

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Let them watch their favourite shows

Fortunately, technology makes it possible for you to watch your favourite shows and programmes from any location. Why not make use of this advantage to keep your children entertained while on the road? If this is an unusually long trip, you will be surprised how engaging cartoons are, especially if the ones you selected are your kids’ favourites. If you want them to use headphones, ensure it is set to safe volumes to avoid damaging your child’s ears. Also ensure the screen is at a vantage point where all your kids can view it without problems.


License plate games

While this is a pretty simple game, it is an activity six to ten-year-olds will love to play and learn. This activity requires reading out license plates by replacing the alphabets with words that begin with the same letter. For example, a license plate that reads, OED – could be read as ‘Orange Eating Dad.’ You can create the most ridiculous but humorous expansions capable of entertaining your kids for as long as it takes. By turning this into a healthy contest, you can put rewards up for grabs and make it more entertaining.


The silence game

Who says being quiet cannot be a fun game? It is a challenge on who can stay quiet the longest. The silence game helps you kill two birds with one stone; you get your peace while you drive, and your children are entertained. To avoid it getting boring set a timer to about fifteen or twenty minutes. Perhaps, your love for Campervan Conversions was the driving force to embark on a road trip, and you want nothing to distract the serenity a road trip offers. The silence game is excellent for this.


A sing-along

Road trips are the best time for some karaoke fun. You and your children can have fun singing along to some of their favourite songs. Before you hit the road, pick up a few of their favourite music CDs, or create a playlist on your phone. You can also go on YouTube on your phone or tablet to get lyric videos. Fortunately, music for kids is easy to learn, and your young ones will be happy you did.


Keeping your kids entertained on a road trip can be quite fun and educational. Be sure your destination is child-friendly, so the fun does not end in the car. 


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Hi, I’m Anna, a travel loving wife to Tristan and Mother to 6 year old twins Poppy and Tabitha, their 3 year old sister Matilda, and together we are Twins and Travels.

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