Keeping Kids Entertained on Road Trips

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We had several games the kids enjoyed playing when they were younger and we were traveling. Most included winning money!

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To make a magnetic puzzle for traveling, use a cookie sheet and stick a magnet onto the back of all the puzzle pieces in the box. That way when you're traveling, your child can easily work on a puzzle without pieces moving all around or getting lost. They will stay put on the cookie sheet.

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By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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Anyone who has to pick up their kids or grandkids from a childcare situation after work knows that the ride home can sometimes be filled with whining and complaining as the kids are tired and hungry.

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Before starting any vacation or car-travel, go to a good $1 store and pick out 5 small quiet toys for each child. Then give these to them one at a time throughout the trip instead off buying trinkets at each stop along the way. This will not only keep your children occupied, but will save you all kinds of money.

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You can even use these toys as "bribery", as in "If you keep your voices down and don't fight with your sister for the next hour, I have a new toy for you.

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October 7, 2004

Buy some of the new clipboards that have a compartment in the bottom. Fill with paper crayons and car games. Some car games can be found on the internet and just printed out.

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May 19, 2014

This is a page about making a traveling activity kit for kids. It nearly always gets boring traveling for a long time, and it helps to have something fun to bring along.

Kids Traveling in Car

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