Play Car BingoThis one requires preparation, but is well
worth the effort. Create (or download) a printable sheet of things likely to be
seen from the car – think animals, road signs, landmarks – and have your kids
tick them off as they spot each one. They’ll love yelling “bingo!” and you can
easily tailor the sheets to different ages.Pack the Right Kind of ToysThere’s nothing quite as
stressful as when little Tommy drops his favourite plastic soldier under the
seat and whines until you pull over to find it. Instead of small toys that are
easily misplaced consider packing doodling boards such as an Etch A Sketch and
Feed Them (and feed them again)Keeping everyone well-fed
is the key to sanity on long car journeys and you’ll want a mix of healthy
snacks and treats. Snacks that can be held in one hand (and are crumb-free) such
as Babybel cheese and squeezie yoghurts are ideal. And don’t forget to pack a
treat that might be useful in a crisis. Make Regular Active StopsMake your roadside pit stops action-packed by
popping a skipping rope, a soccer ball and mini bottles of bubbles in the boot.
With any luck, you might just wear your kids out and they’ll fall asleep on the
next leg of the journey.
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