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Family Road Trip Fun: 
How Best To Travel With Kids

By Sherrie Le Masurier 

Family Travel is meant to be fun and relaxing and with a little road trip planning, you can organize your car travel to make this year's road trip your best family vacation ever.

When it comes to road trip planning it's important to expect the  unexpected and be prepared. Turn to creative solutions like  pre-planned snacks and car games to counter "I'm hungry" screams and "Are We There Yet?" questions. Every time you travel with kids  you can count on the need for both creative solutions and a ton of car games to keep the kid's busy.

Following are some of my favourite ways to make a family vacation car trip not only bearable but fun.

Activity Boxes
A plastic tote with a flat lid works best as it holds both your child's activity supplies (paper, markers, cards etc.) and doubles as a play surface.

Bottled Water
Bring a whole case for drinking and quick wash ups.

Paper Towels
These are indispensable when eating and make short work of cleaning up. 

Blankets or Coats
The warmth of a blanket or coat comes in handy for nap time.

To a tired and cranky child, a pillow can be a real lifesaver. 

Plastic Bags
Various sized plastic zipper-type, grocery and garbage bags are handy for everything from storing crayons and leftover crackers to separating wet bathing suits and collecting trash.

Place a small cooler filled with beverages in a central location where everyone can reach. 

Consider individual boxes of cereal, packages of crackers, cups of fruit, applesauce and yogurt. Don't forget the spoons. 

Okay, so now your kids are well nourished and have their activity box before them. But with a day or two of traveling still ahead, your kids' short attention span may yet get the better of them. Ward off sibling battles and screams like "She's looking at me again!"  with the following car travel solutions:

As a child one of my favourite family travel games was to create a story together. Dad would start the first sentence, then mom, myself  and my brother would add to it. Each of us would take a turn adding a sentence as the story unfolded.

Another favourite road trip car game was "I'm going on a trip and I'm bringing..." Here someone starts the game off by naming an item that starts with the letter "A". After "A" , the next player will  say the same thing but with the letter "B",  and so on.

If you're looking for creative verbal games that will help build your kid's vocabulary, check out 101 Word Games at

Finally, countdown the distance to go, with a bunch of Cheerios or Fruit Loops pre-thread on shoestring licorice. Your kids can enjoy one with every passing kilometer. 

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Written by Sherrie Le Masurier, Lifestyle Columnist, Professional Organizer and Co-Owner of Family Sanity - Copyright 2005

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