Memorial Day falls on the last Monday in May and marks the beginning of summer. A lot of families use this weekend as a holiday getaway and host picnics and family get-togethers. For some families, traveling with the kids can be a tricky thing to do. Kids can get bored and restless real easy on road trips. Here are a few tips that you can try while traveling with your kids on Memorial Day weekend.
First, you should take into consideration the age of your kids and how long your trip will take. Some of the younger kids can’t sit still for very long so it is a good idea to plan some extra time for stopping along the way. When you see them starting to get restless you can pull off the road for 10 minutes at a time. This will give the kids a break and let them stretch their legs and get some fresh air. This will also help them sit a while longer while you travel and will help keep them quiet.
You can also try playing games with the kids to keep them entertained. Games like, I-Spy, 20 Questions, and Name That Tune are real easy to play and all you need is a little imagination. These games can keep your kids entertained for hours and can end up being really fun for the whole family.
Kids always seem to get pretty hungry on road trips, especially when you are talking about the Memorial Day picnic and food that you will be enjoying once you get to your destination. Snacks and drinks are a good thing to keep on hand while you are traveling this weekend. When they start getting restless and hungry you can break out the snacks and get them full for a while.
Movies are another good thing to use while traveling with the kids. The portable DVD players that go in the car can be a real life saver. They can keep the kids entertained and busy for a while.
You can also try taking along a few toys and coloring books for the trip. Try packing a few of your kids’ favorite toys, books, and coloring books and put them in a place that’s easy to get to. You can have them on hand when you have run out of other ways to keep them entertained.
One last thing you can try is taking along a few pillows and blankets. These will come in handy, especially on the longer trips when your kids are tired and need to rest.