How We Keep Our Kids Busy on Road Trips

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My husband travels a lot for work. When I asked him if he gets bored on the plane he said he finds things to pass his time so it seems to go a little faster. I kept this in mind when we were planning our summer vacation. I was worried about keeping the kids happy during the long road trip. Five boys cramped into a vehicle for a long period of time really didn’t seem like a vacation to me. One of my biggest pieces of advice I can give when planning a long trip with kids is to find things to keep them occupied…just like my husband does when he’s going on a trip.

This year we brought games from Oriental Trading Company with us. Not only are they super cheap, but you can purchase them in packs of many, so you are getting even more for your money. Our boys really enjoyed the games. Each of them had their own little bag to keep their set of games in. We wrote their names on the outsides of the bags with permanent markers so they could all keep them straight.

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Some of the items included in the bags were:

Magnetic Travel games- They come in a set of 12, so the boys were each able to have a couple of these. They had a lot of fun playing these games in the car and also when we were back at the rental property in the evenings.

Handheld Travel games- These are the perfect size because I can fit them in my purse and take them with me when I know we are going to be waiting in line someplace or if we are having some downtime. Sometimes we like to play games while waiting in the doctor’s office waiting room.

Also included were activity pads, puzzle books and journals. Our boys had everything they needed for their fun trip—and a journal to keep track of it all!

Before you make a long road trip with your kids, or are going someplace that you know you will have to wait, check out the products at Oriental Trading Company. They really do have great products that will make everyone (big and small) happy!

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  1. Love Oriental Trading! Never thought about getting things for trips though! Great idea!

  2. I’ve never heard of this company ,but I completely agree with keeping the kids busy to avoid chaos and trouble.

  3. Never realized they had these kind of games either… definitely going to check it out for our next 16hr train trip!!

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