Traveling, how do you keep kids entertained?

Dawn - posted on 06/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Going from Georgia to Florida, I have a 6 year old and two 12 year olds. I need cheap free entertainment on the car ride and hotle stay. Anyone have so ideas?

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Angela - posted on 06/21/2009

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The best thing we invested in was a portable dvd player it keeps my 13, 10 and 6year old qiet most of the time as do the nintendo ds and top trumps.Paper,pens,pencils. There are some good websites you can print some really good colouring pictures off.

Have a great time wish I was going back again.

Angela

Debbie - posted on 06/21/2009

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At some truck stops like Flying J's you can find these travel road bingos they can play. along with movies, and making up games like the animal alphabet.

Lindsay - posted on 06/21/2009

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We take a bag of entertainment for each of out kids. My daughter takes a book or two, notebook with drawing stuff, her nintendo ds, and anything else she feels will keep her busy, she is 9. Our son takes his nintendo ds, books, and any toys he would like that will fit in the bag. You can also make up bingo cards and play games on the way.

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Carisa - posted on 06/22/2009

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When I went on a field trip with my sons, the teacher had came up with an idea for the children to keep them occupied. She had put different pictures of items on paper and they had to find those items along the way. Items included bicycle, house, certain number, cow, dog, horse, jogger, motorcycle. Of course, you could use whatever items you wanted.

Eva - posted on 06/22/2009

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Coloring books, activities designed for the car which you can get at toy stores. Also look into portable dvd players. You can get them pretty cheap. I got mine at wal-mart on clearance for 60.00

Jill - posted on 06/21/2009

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I just read in Parenting magazine that there are lots of tips on www.momsminivan.com - I've never been there yet so I don't know if its good

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