2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 11:16
To keep children happy in the car for several hours, better prepare a first-class trip for them! Here are ten tips for more enjoyable commutes.
During the heat of summer, the air conditioning is very appreciated by most passengers, even too much! And some little cabin mates regret not having put on pants that morning. To prevent someone from getting cold in the car, bring a blanket. It may also serve as a tablecloth for an impromptu picnic…
Crackers and water
It may look like a prisoner snack, but it's good to have small snacks that don't have too much flavor for children who are hungry and who might get motion sickness. Add apples, clementines and other fruits to your cooler and don't forget to provide them with a trash bag so they can throw their trash in!
Nothing is more annoying than a scorching sun that heats only one side of the car for hours. To prevent this from happening to you and your children getting sick to their stomachs, plan sunglasses and a sunshade to stick on the window. You can move it when the sun turns.
Feel free to bring a pillow per child and a support designed for the neck of the little ones. The road will be much more pleasant if the children have something soft to lay their heads and take a little doze.
Some people will say that tablets still keep children glued to a screen and prevent them from enjoying the scenery, but if you go to the Gaspé Peninsula, the East Coast of the United States or Prince Edward Island, you'll be glad to have one after a two-hour drive.
Now let's move on to free and fun activities to keep everyone on board busy. Prepare a list of songs that the children like and that you can listen to along the way. This will be a great way to make them appreciate the atmosphere and put your musical knowledge to the test.
For their change their minds along the way, think of a few tongue twisters they can take turns practicing. The little ones can try to say “Paper, piano, basket” ten times without making a mistake; the older ones will test their skills with more difficult sentences like “Am I at this dear Serge? », « If six saws saw six cypresses, how many saw six hundred and six saws? or A count counting his accounts, content with his county, tells atale of a count counting disgruntled accounts”. You'll probably have to take notes (love copy-pasting!) to remember! We have more game ideas that you can check out before you go.
If your children like to sing, bring the lyrics of some children's songs. Three little cats, for example, will keep you busy for quite a while, but I advise you to write down your version to avoid being stuck after "end of cigar"! A mile on foot, The gray chick and many other songs of the same genre can be very funny… but also play with your nerves, so before offering them, assess the risks! And if you really have nerves of steel, you can bring wooden spoons for your children to accompany you on songs to answer.
Find the yellow cars is another fun driving game that will make the time pass faster. Unless you're in New York, where yellow cars are aplenty, you can get little ones who don't have a lot of patience to fetch taxis or red cars.
Even with the best will in the world, children will need to stretch their legs from time to time. Think of a few places you can stop by choosing places that have toilets and a bit of room to run. Rest stops can help you out, otherwise parkseasily accessible villages will give them something to have a good time.
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