Traveling With Kids Who Can’t Read
The all american road trip – is any summer complete without them? As much fun as it is to visit family members and friends, see tourist sites, and eat yummy food, the only thing that ruins the experience is hearing your kid ask “Are We There Yet?” 20 times a minute. Entertainment for a child who isn’t old enough to read or isn’t entertained with movies you are in for a long haul.
Luckily there are a few easy ideas that are really cheap or free – you just have to spend the time to search for some free printable games. In order to make them road trip friendly I made a few minor adjustments.
Changes To Take Games On The Road
- Simple songs and activities can be placed in plastic sheet protectors.
- Dry erase markers can be used and erased easily to repeat the games over and over.
- Storage clip boards allow you to keep all the pieces together, along with any needed accessories.
For the even younger kids, matching activities are amazing. This can keep my twins entertained for a good hour. They have to find the item on the small square that matches the page we are reading. When we learned this game in speech classes the papers were laminated with Velcro on the back. We just use regular paper, or again the sheet protectors, with sticky tack or tape. I love the sticky stuff because you can reuse it forever. A little goes a long way.
These are the supplies that I used to put these little travel games together:
| Mini Clipboard | Glue Stick | Storage Clipboard | Sticky Tac |
There are so many great printable games for every age and interest, but here are a few of my favorites:
Happy Road Trips!