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Road Trip Ready: How to entertain your kids in the car

May 23, 2022

Road Trip Ready: How to entertain your kids in the car

Another holiday weekend is right around the corner, so you know what that means…roadtrip! The sun is finally staying out a bit longer than usual, and you’re probably itching to see a new set of four walls. We get it! It’s time to pack up your kiddos, furry friends, and Tour, of course, and hit the road. But don’t worry – we wouldn’t send you off into the unknown without a solid game plan for car entertainment. So, here are 5 ways to keep your kids entertained in the car.

  • Snacks
  • Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? You really can’t go wrong with food. Whether you’re a stop and load up at the gas station kind of family, or more of a organic treats from home only type, snacks are a foolproof option for entertainment. We love going for easy options that don’t make a huge mess – things like fruit leather, cheerios, veggie straws, and raisins. Don’t forget your snack tray for easy, mess-free eating!


  • Car games
  • Now’s the time to pull all those old, faithful car games out of the archives. I spy, the license plate game, and 20 questions are just a few of our favorites. But, our number one pick? The quiet game. If your kids are a little younger, they’ll love these mess-free coloring sets, and you won’t have to worry about clean up. This machine-washable Montessori Busy Bag is perfect for keeping your littles engaged, too. You’re welcome.


  • Playlist
  • If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had songs from Encanto playing in your home and head for the past few months. While you might never want to see an animated movie again, your kids will love it if you play their favorite songs! Time will fly, and it will be a fun activity for them to experience all of you jamming together.


  • Movies
  • Ah, the old standby. Prepare before you hit the road, and download your kids’ favorite movies! Maybe even add a few new ones to keep things fresh. It feels like a real treat to watch movies in the car, so the kids will love it! Pro tip – use the entertainment holder for easy watching.


  • Audiobooks
  • Looking for a new way to make memories with the family? Try listening to an audiobook all together! Pick something new that the whole family will enjoy. You can always pause to discuss the story or what you think is going to happen next. Then, your kids will always remember you listening to the book together throughout the years.


    Want to make sure you’re truly road trip ready? Check out our Travel Accessories Bundle! And make sure to peruse the blog for even more tips.