Most of us aren’t traveling very far with this pandemic. If you’re like us, we aren’t flying anywhere.
But we are going on more road trips than we had before.
Here are a few things to consider when going on a road trip with toddlers:
Depending on how far your destination is, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to pack some car activities. Car activities can be tricky, as you’ll need something that is safe to use while the vehicle is in motion. My go-tos are stuffies like dogs that can be combed, stickers for the windows or else a tablet or iPad that’s suspended from the front seat.
The best car activities are more about what’s going on outside, ie. spot the bird or what colour are the trees, but this depends on your route.
Road Trip Breaks
It can be helpful to stop for breaks if your destination is over 2 hours away. Sometimes you and the little ones need to run off the energy from sitting for so long. It’s a good idea to plan your trip with a stop at parks to pick up leaves/twigs/rocks along rivers for some mild splashing, or else just pull over somewhere safe for a quick set of jumping jacks!
Pit stops at restaurants and coffee shops are a must! Make sure you bring little doodle pads, flash cards or even stickers to keep your little ones occupied.
The trick with these activities is to bring them out sequentially. I’ve made the mistake of packing them all together and once my little one spotted them all, she went through everything in twenty minutes.
Some great hotel activities and the rest of this article are listed in the full blog I wrote for Moms Beyond.
Read the whole blog here: https://www.momsbeyond.com/magazine/your-guide-on-road-trip-activities-for-toddlers