Summer is the perfect time to get away with the whole family. School’s out, you can likely get a few days off work, and the weather is perfect. Whether you’re packing up the car and heading out on a road trip or taking a long flight across the country, here are a few ways to keep kids entertained during summer trips.
Keeping Kids Entertained During Summer Trips in the Car
Road trips are as much about the journey as the destination, so make sure you have many options to keep your kids entertained and having fun. You can play games, watch movies, or even have a dance party to keep the whole family involved.
- Road trip games – Games like License Plate Bingo, License Plate Lingo, The Name Game, and Animal Spotting can keep kids of all ages entertained. Even better? Invent your own game that is special to your family!
- In-Car Entertainment – There’s nothing wrong with downloading some movies and shows on the family tablet and playing them to keep the kids entertained. If you don’t want to bring along another device, find a family vehicle with entertainment options, like headrest screens or in-car WiFi to make your life even easier. Dealers are always offering great incentives to get you in a new family car and will even help you with financing.
- Dance Party – Everyone loves a good dance party, so find a great kid playlist on your favorite streaming service and break out the moves. If you want to add an element of competition, you can see who can bust out the best move while buckled in. This is quite the challenge and a lot of fun!
Keeping Kids Entertained During a Summer Trip with a Long Flight
If you need to keep your kids entertained on a long flight for your family’s summer trip, don’t worry! There are countless ways to make even an airplane seat seem fun.
- Apps for Kids – There is an app for everything and every age. Coloring book apps are great for exercising creativity, or there are plenty of puzzles, videos, and learning opportunities right at our fingertips.
- Downloaded Content – Like mentioned above, bring the tablet or smartphone along to make the travel time fly by. Netflix and Prime Video let you download shows for viewing offline, which is perfect for plane rides because you might not have Internet. Downloaded content is available to watch with or without an Internet connection.
Traveling with kids is a fun and exciting adventure, as long as they are properly entertained. If you’re headed out on a long road trip, invent some fun games for the whole family to play at the car ride will breeze by. If you have a long flight ahead of you, make sure to download some kid-friendly content before takeoff using the WiFi at home or the airport. You might also want to download some fun apps to make the flight go by faster. There are few things worse than sitting next to an antsy kid for hours on a plane! But with these tips, your whole family will be prepared for this summer’s adventure.
Do you have any tips to share on how to keep kids entertained during summer trips? I would love to hear them!