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5 Must Have Items for Car Trips with Kids

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When traveling with kids, you know that it's important to pack  things for the trip that will help to keep them occupied.

What are some things you pack for your kids when you travel?


5 Must Have Items for Car Trips with Kids:

1. Kindle Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Magenta & Kindle Fire Tablet Kids Edition 16GB - $49.99 on Amazon! If there's a product that is good for kids and parents alike it's the Kindle Fire. You can buy the Kindle Fire Kids Edition in 1 of 3 colors, HERE with 16GB memory, for just $99.99! 



2. PAW Patrol Coloring and Activity Book Set (2 Books ~ 96 Pages) Chase, Rocky, Marshall, Skye, Zuma, and Rubble - $6.45 on Amazon! These are great for younger kids, but you can choose from a wide variety of coloring books for kids, HERE!



3. NAVISKAUTO 10.1" Dual Screen DVD Player Ultra-thin TFT Screen Car Backseat Headrest Portable DVD Player-Black - $158.99 on Amazon! We have this set of DVD players for our SUV and it's perfect for long trips in the car for all three older kids. They rotate DVDs so they each watch one they want, before we get to our destination. 



4. Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray, Red/Grey - $26.97 on Amazon! This is the perfect on the go lap tray for kids of all ages to have. They can use it to color on and so much more! It'll provide kids with hours of activities and fun, while on the go in the car with mom and dad.



5. Crayola Washable Crayons, Large, 8 Colors - 2 Packs - $5.44 on Amazon! I have not used washable crayons in a very long time, but will probably buy these before we head out of town for vacation in mid July! Our trip will be 6 - 7 hours, one way. 

28 comments :

  1. Great ideas! I know we would love those TVs in the car when we travel!

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  2. Great ideas! My oldest has the Fire tablet and he LOVES it. We really need those DVD players for our next road trip, and also that lap desk. And Paw Patrol is perfect!

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  3. My kids are older now but wish we had some of these when they were little Road trips can be challenging no matter what age.

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  4. I always pack crayons and activities, snacks, and I bring my iPad with movies on it. Makes a long road trip not so boring!

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  5. We always have lots of snacks, books and activity books. The iPad is also a necessity for long trips!

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  6. Activity packs and a portable DVD player are always in our bag for long road trips!! They keep my son happy when we are in the car for those long drives :)

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  7. The lap tray is a really good idea. It's good to have something stable for the kids to write and draw on.

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  8. I love those backseat DVD players! I'll have to look into getting those for our next trip! Great price!

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  9. I love that travel lap tray! That would really help eliminate some of the mess they leave behind when they eat snacks on the road.

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  10. Round trips can be tough to go on with children! I went on two 10 hour each way road trips last year (Maryland to Florida, and Maryland to Tennessee), and I came up with survival tips too. Stopping and having mini-vacations along the way helped!

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  11. These are all such good suggestions. It can be very challenging to keep kids entertained during a long road trip.

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  12. Snacks. Hungry kids are cranky kids, so I always have an abundance of snacks on hand for when they ask.

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  13. I don't have kids of my own yet, but when we travel with my nieces and nephew, these are ALL handy items! Anything to keep their mind off the long journey!

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  14. Those are definitely all great items for road trips with kids. I have my own list for must-haves with dogs!

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  15. THese are all great tips to use when travelling with kids. the less headaches the better

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  16. Oh gosh we just did our first road trip with the baby. I can't wait for future trips!

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  17. I'm from a pretty big family so we only ever traveled by car. These would have made our road trips so much quieter and more enjoyable!

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  18. We are planning a long trip with the kids this summer. The car ride is the only part I am dreading!

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  19. What a great list! We usually bring a lot so they stay entertained. Thanks for the recco!

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  20. My kiddos have to have their electronics for any long term car rides! It serves as a great distraction and makes the time go much faster! We also like to bring snacks! lol

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  21. These are great ideas! I love the lap try. My 7 year old has trouble keeping what she wants in her lap and this would help

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  22. I think tablets, books, and activity books are a must!

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  23. We do a lot of traveling in the summer months and this list is a great one! Our tablets for the kids are a huge help, and coloring stuff is always a hit with the kids too.

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  24. Car trips can be endless with children. These ideas are good ones to keep kids busy throughout the trip.

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  25. Great list! We had a lap tray when my girls were younger and they loved it.

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  26. My teen is older but these are some great ideas. Long car trips need some activities and you have them covered.

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  27. The coloring/activity books are going to be perfect for longer car trips. It's nice when the kids have something they can work on!

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  28. Excellent tips, for kids and adults, too! :) Do you also bring snacks?

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