Monday, August 16, 2010

Road Trip Games

We are taking off tomorrow for a bit of vacation time. My dad isn't doing very well and he and my mom are in California getting treatment so we weren't able to make our scheduled trip to Alaska this summer. So we are going to see Tony's family and hang low for a little while. My heart is pretty tender and I look forward to seeing my sister and her family, too. Amazing how simple things mean the most when you're hurting...family and friends. I'll probably be pretty sporadic in posting, but will have lots to share when we get home.

After our road trip to Seattle earlier this summer, I realized how much (not) fun traveling in a car with three little ones can be. So I dug out some fun car games I had in my file, found some new ones online, and took an old game and gave it a twist. This first one is a scavenger hunt/BINGO game I had filed away from an old issue of Martha Stewart Kids. I scanned my original page and it can be found here. These are Martha Stewart...I only scanned them in because the link on her site is not working. Can't take credit for the cuteness.

Every time we travel, we like to look for license plates. But we always forget to write them down so all the trips blend together and we have no idea which ones we really saw. So I found this great map online, printed out one for each kids, laminated them, and we are ready to start our search!

I also printed off a set of these vehicle BINGO cards. I laminated everything so we can use dry erase markers on them and have a little baggie of smarties all ready for the BINGO winners (and losers because we can't have whiny kids while we're on the road or I might just boot them out in the middle of Montana).

Be back soon!

6 comments:

BeckyRuss said...

We can't wait to see you guys when you get here! We hope the ride goes quickly with the little ones. We can't wait to spend time with you guys and to have some great memories while you're here.

Anonymous said...

Here's to a successful road trip! You always have fun stuff to keep your kids busy. We traveled to Texas (22 hr drive!) this summer and sure could have used these for my kids.
So sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with your family. Sounds like this trip is just what you need at this time. Have fun with your sis!:)

Anonymous said...

Im such a dork and always forget to sign.....
Chery

mooreinterest said...

I am so sad to hear about your Dad. I can so relate. As a good note....if you want to squeeze in a night with friends that start with an "F" please let me know!!!! (801)302.7556. But I'm sure family is first! Happy Travels!

Albanie said...

Such good ideas. I'll have to remember this on my next trip. We did the car store (made up by Joan, my mom in law) on our way to Yellowstone. Every hour if kids are good they get a dollar and then every 4-5 hours the "car store" opens (it's usually a bag of goodies) and they can buy things with their money. Worked awesome!

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