Happy Kids = Happy Traveling!
Here are a few simple activity ideas to make your holiday traveling easier.
(Note: Starting Monday, a week's worth of simple, verbal car game ideas!)
*Drop small erasers (from Dollar Store) into a water bottle. Shake them, dump them out, or practice twisting off the top.*Cut a slit into the lid of a small baby food container and drop cleaned pennies into the container like a bank. Count the pennies, shake them, practice taking the lid on and off.
*Fill a coupon file folder with random pictures cut from magazines. Pull them out, name them, put them back in. Bring tape and stick them in a notebook. This is a fun vocabulary activity. Line up pictures and ask your child to point to a certain one.
*Fill a small notebook with random stickers (the freedom of this activity and the amount of time it takes is the beauty of it!)
*Aquadoodle travel pages are fun and not messy!
*Make a simple, Parts of the Face Puzzle to take with you.
*Cover a file folder with felt for a mini felt board. Cut shapes or Christmas trees or turkeys from felt to use on the board.
*Buy two sets of matching stickers. Arrange one set in a notebook and have your child match the second set.
*Candy - Sort it by color, count it, eat it!
*Sticky Notes and a Pen - yes the sticky notes will be stuck everywhere and you will waste a whole pack but it is worth the time spent and the fun that will be had!
*Cover any page with contact paper and take a dry erase pen. It's fun to erase it with a kleenex.
*Make a button snake to take with you.
*Printable Car Bingo