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Road Trip Scavenger Hunt - I am thinking of putting this in plastic sleeve so it can be wiped off and used over and over :) car trip when kids are a bit older

Great idea for road trips! Give the kids a map with locations and then when they realize they are at the spot on the map they get the bag with little toys or something small

trip with the kids? To keep the kids happy in the car, a mystery surprise bag is given to them about each hour. Bags are filled with snacks, small toys and games.

DIY Lego Activity Box with Storage - on the go Lego fun!

This would make a great gift for the kids. DIY Lego Activity Box with Storage - on the go Lego fun!

The idea is simple. Get a bunch of envelopes and fill them with different activities to keep him busy on his trip. The catch is...have to wait two hours before he gets to open the next envelope.  So every two hours he will have a new surprise or activity waiting for him that he has not seen before. He has no idea what is in each envelope.

Kara's Creative Place: Keeping Kids Busy on a Long Flight? (or car) - 10 ideas for approximately ages 4 and up

Awesome idea for eating on the run for the kids but great for all ages!! #showercaddyuses

Using a Dollar Tree shower caddy to eat fast food in the car. Future road trips with the kids just got a whole lot more awesome.or use for snacks, picnics, homemade lunches on road trips!

What a good idea!  ***Also, was thinking, you could make a place for extra guests to sleep or a kids' play house! Or an art studio. Or a place to have workshops.

Bucket Lists:"Buy and old bus, replace the seats with beds and road trip the states with good people." This may be the most unlikely dream on my list, but it sounds nice.


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Defrump Me: {Traveling with Kids} 10 Tips for a Smooth Vacation

DIY Ways To Make Traveling Suck Less Defrump Me: Traveling with Kids 10 Tips for a Smooth Vacation Some great tips for doing car trips (and general vacations) with kids. I love the car kit! Well done!

Cheap plastic shower containers are perfect for sticking to your car window to hold toys/snacks etc for long trips!

Good idea for people with kids on road trips! Use shower baskets to stick to the window on road trips to hold markers and more such great road trip tips

have a #road #trip coming up? Check out this post for links to the very best activities, snacks, and tips for road trips with #kids - find hundreds of ideas all in one place!

20 best ideas, activities, and resources for road trips with kids

Road Trip coming up? Check out this post for links to the very best activities, snacks, and tips for road trips with kids - find hundreds of ideas all in one place!

Road Trip Printables for Kids: Restaurant I Spy - and check out the links on the page to more fun travel activities and ideas for that long drive to Disney World!

Road Trip Printables for Kids: Restaurant I Spy

DIY Ways To Make Traveling Suck Less Road Trip Printables for Kids: Restaurant I Spy - and check out the links on the page to more fun travel activities and ideas for that long drive to Disney World!

Use a $1.00 cookie sheet to entertain your kids in the car!  Add magnets to puzzle pieces or paper dolls. Use as lap table.  Use with alphabet magnets.

*magnets on back of puzzle pieces Long car trips with kids SUCK. There's no other way to put it. They just suck. When we go to visit family, it's at least a hour drive, or close to 12 when we vacation at the beach. Our boys are.

Use shower cubbies with suction cups to contain kids' markers and other small items on long car trips. (Just don't put the crayons in there on a hot summer day!)

Attach a shower basket with suction cups to the window to store the kid's markers, crayons and other small items. Moser Moments: Surviving a road trip with kids

Many of you have probably participated in a scavenger hunt at some point - perhaps in a youth group or at a summer camp. The basic idea is that groups of people are given a list of obscure items an...

Send your class on a media scavenger hunt

This site has some fun travel games that will be great for vacation, but I just used the scavenger hunt game as an indoor acitivity by having the kids find those items in their books or magazines.

Treat box for traveling. One per kid, no refills. Tackle box....love this idea! Need to remember for future road trips! This could also be used for adult treats.... or camping - in-the-corner

Treat box for traveling. One per kid, no refills.love this idea! Need to remember for future road trips! This could also be used for adult treats. Can you say camping idea or road trip

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Make Your Road Trip Awesome

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Make Your Road Trip Awesome

Cookie Sheet Activity Tray, how to make it. Best idea ever! Along with tons of great ideas for keeping kids of all ages entertained on road trips or meal tray for eating at drive ins! Plus ultimate roadtrip pack list.

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