Dreading that long road trip to your spring break destination? Don’t wait for the fun to begin at the end of your journey. Get it started on the way there and keep the choruses of, “Are we there yet?” to a minimum with these boredom-busting ideas for the whole family:
Remember “I Spy,” “20 Questions,” “The License Plate Game,” “The Alphabet Game” and “Name That Tune?” Turn off the technology and revisit these classic car games you may have played as a child with your kids. Need a refresher? Go here for instructions on how to play the top 10 road trip games.
Have the kids pick out interesting vehicles or drivers on the road and make up stories about where they are going. Or, try team storytelling: Each person in the car makes up a line of a story until you run out of ideas. You can even write down the tale as you go and have the kids draw pictures to create your own custom-made family story.
This one’s the opposite of going old-school: Take full advantage of technology with popular road trip game apps like these:
There are so many interesting and fun attractions on the road that it might be worth a little extra driving to stop and see something unlike anything you’ve seen before. If you’re looking for the unusual, websites like RoadsideAmerica.com can help you find unusual side destinations like the World’s Largest Frying Pan in Rose Hill, N.C., the Retired Sad Monkey Railroad in Canyon, Texas, and the Giant Beethoven Head in Fort Myers, Fla.
Take along a journal for your family to write notes, draw pictures and capture memories of your trip. Give your kids disposable cameras to snap some shots of whatever catches their eye. This strategy not only keeps everyone occupied, looking for photogenic roadside scenery; at the end of your trip, you can put it all together to create a unique family memento of your trip.
To make sure there’s no unexpected break in your spring break road trip, you may want to look into roadside services. Click here for more information.
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