Next mo we are going on a 3 day car trip to see my mom and dad.. and then my grandma.
anyway im looking for things to keep a 10 year old and a 4 year old bussy in the back seat of the car as we are driving down. then what ever i make or take got to be able to fly home with us.. help would be good thank you
dvd players are out.. one i dont have much money to go on this trip. all most of its been payed for by my mom and dad..
There are all kinds of portable car games that are really cheap and small enough to fit into a backpack. Road trip Bingo is always fun and you can make your own boards. Here is just one of many websites with all kinds of games and activity ideas. http://www.momsminivan.com/
You can get some scrap paper, crayons, pencils, pens and some coloring books to color on the way and make pictures for grandma and grandpa. You our can also have them play the game, I spy. Maybe bring a few books that they both can read. Some songs for everyone.
Audio books if you have a CD player in the car or have an Ipod or something where you can transfer it to that. You can get them from the library. We love the Ramona books read by Stockard Channing, and The Magician's Nephew done by family theater.
Coloring books. Empty notebooks and washable markers. When we go on cross-country trips we have one brown paper sack (stapled shut) for the kids to open each morning. It's full of snacks and $ store type toys - that's their loot for the day. (We drive from Indiana to California, and back, most years.)
Maybe you can borrow a portable DVD player from a friend or family member? They are very handy for passing time in the car!