So you’re getting ready to take a trip. Going on vacations can be a lot of fun but sometimes the trip there can be stressful with kids. I recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. with my family. I am a big fan of road trips so because of this and the fact that driving to your vacation destination can save some money, we decided to drive. I have an 8 year old daughter, so I decided to do some research to find things that could make the trip go as smoothly as possible and keep her entertained for the 7 hours drive. I came up with some really great activities and believe me they kept her entertained.
The first thing I did was go on google and look up places where I could download some free printable games. The best place for these I found was MomsMiniVan.com. They have a large variety of printable games for free and all different catergories to choose from. I especailly liked their battleship game. I made a few adjustments to their Battleship grid to make it easier for my daughter to keep track of her boats. I found quite a few games that can be played multiple times without becoming boring. Instead of printing out multiple pages of the same games what I decided to do was to take report covers/ sheet protectors and slip the games insisde. This way instead of using them one time and throwing them out, they could be used over and over again with dry erase markers. When we were done with the game we would erase and have new sheets. This is also nice because if a mistake was made it could be erased easily.Continue reading