We have just come back from London, which for us is a five hour car journey each way. We used to put portable DVD players in the car for these length of journeys, but at the moment we are working on reducing screen time, so we left them at home.
I also am a great planner and in the boot of the car I have travel packs for journeys. If you have ever been unlucky enough to have a flat tire or a breakdown with children in the car, you will understand just how much of a lifesaver having something they can do in the car is.
- dot to dot books
- puzzle books – maze, crosswords, word searches
- Maths or english books
- sticker books
- Mess free painting
- Small pots of playdough and a tray
- Travel games such as battleship, connect four
- A pack of cards
We also have other games that we play, that do not need anything at all and the boys current favorite is “I am thinking of…………..”. This involves them thinking of something ie a country and then we have to ask questions to try and figure out what it might be. I have learnt that their geography and knowledge of flags is way better than mine!
How do you keep your children entertained on car journeys?