Never Hear "Are We There Yet?" Again

Being prepared during a road trip or a long vacation is half the battle. A great way to keep kids entertained (and out of trouble) is to put together a travel kit including some fun activities.

Ring-Bound Books

Put together a scrapbook on the road with loose-leaf rings, and make the drive as much fun as the destination. Bring some supplies, such as a hole punch, along for the ride. Kids can draw vehicles they see on plain tags with prepunched holes and record the day's highlights on postcards from every stop, creating picture-perfect pages. Or tuck souvenirs from a multicity trip into envelopes color-coded by town: Have your child mark each city with a sticker on a map, and add a matching sticker to the envelope.

Portable Game Board

For a day at the beach or a park, leave bulky gear at home and instead pack a compact, portable game board fashioned from a place mat.

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Quiet Game Book

On bus or train trips, during wedding ceremonies, or whenever silence is required, keep your child entertained with a homemade felt activity book.

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Bookworm Game

Summer reading lists can be daunting even for avid readers, but turning the list into a game will make this task more enjoyable. Bring this game and the books with you on a trip, and you'll kill two worms with one stone.

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