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AustinTX 78745
 (512) 326-3881

Make the Best of Your Next Family Road Trip With These Fun Activities!

Make the Best of Your Next Family Road Trip With These Fun Activities!

Sure kids have the technology, but batteries can die. If you want to keep your kids fully occupied and engaged during a road trip, you need to get a bit creative. Here are ten fun ideas for keeping your young ones active and busy on your next long adventure.

  1. Map spotting. Learning to read a map is a very useful skill and one that's dying out. Have mom or dad pass the kids a map and circle certain elements that they have to find. It's a bonus if there are interesting or unique features to these landscapes!
  2. Mini whiteboards. Old CD cases make perfect miniature whiteboards for kids. Get some dry erase markers and have them go wild decorating (or even permanent markers, just make sure they're washable). 
  3. Magnet spelling. Magnet boards are a great way for kids to practice their spelling. Have children spell items as you see them: "That's a grain silo. Can you spell grain?" This is perfect for younger kids.
  4. Tic tac toe. Tic tac toe is a deceptively challenging strategy game when you pair together siblings. Not only do they need to figure out the game, but they also need to understand their opponent's strategy.  Rock, paper, scissors. There are tons of variations of rock paper scissors that you can use to make it more intriguing. There are even variations with more than three items!
  5. Activity books. Don't spend a lot of money on activity books and coloring books; they're just going to get ripped, torn, and shredded. The dollar store has some great ones that are just as good!
  6. "Headbands" games. Create a set of cards with different images. Everyone draws one and places it in a headband on their heads. Now they have to guess what it is with clues given by others! (Don't let the driver play ;) 
  7. Rock, paper, scissors. There are tons of variations of rock paper scissors that you can use to make it more intriguing. There are even variations with more than three items!
  8. I-spy. I-spy is a staple because it keeps the kids focusing on things outside, and they can get pretty obscure, too. Engage the kids by helping them make custom I-Spy bags before the trip.
  9. Books. E-readers actually have very long battery lives. Sometimes they can be used for days. You can also bring an assortment of interactive or educational paper books.
  10. Window markers. Window markers are just like dry erase markers, and they can be used in the car. This is ideal for when you need to be stopped for a minute, such as when you're getting food. 

And, of course, before you even hit the road with the kids, you want to make sure that your car is safe. Whether your vehicle is making distinct noises or it just hasn't had routine maintenance in a while, you don't want to experience a breakdown in the middle of unfamiliar territory. Contact us at Auto Tek today to get a full servicing!

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