Long journeys do not have to be a torment for us. The youngest ones are usually bored while driving, but there are ways to kill boredom while driving. Here are a few tricks to make driving more fun.
Games and activities while driving
By playing games together during the car ride, even a very long one, boredom will not be a fear. Games during a trip will make us not even notice when we reach our destination. One interesting game is to look for elements of the landscape while driving and count them. In this way, children will focus their attention on passing buildings and animals. Such fun teaches perceptiveness. Another suggestion is a game of making up stories, which activates the child’s creativity. When traveling at night, it will not be possible to see the scenery, so such a game will be much better. The fun is that one person comes up with a story and the next person adds new details. The whole story can be surprisingly fun and even abstract. Kids are sure to get caught up in it quickly. It’s a great idea to get the kids to guess the words or names together with us. We give a few details and the rest of the family and friends try to guess what we mean. Children really enjoy these games because they can expand their vocabulary. All these games will make the trip go by very quickly
Stops during long journeys are mandatory. Instead of a boring parking lot near a gas station, choose places where you can visit something interesting. When planning a trip, choose a route where there are a lot of interesting stopping places. It can be a parking lot near a forest. By the way, we will take some more pictures of our trip together. Children will get to know the area better, and at the same time they will be able to move around a bit. An attraction can be a stop for a delicious lunch or dessert. We get to know new places not only by visiting the sights, but also by tasting new foods. Such stops can be a foretaste before our destination, which will encourage children to look forward to the end of the ride. Instead of lunch, you can also prepare provisions in a picnic basket and have a stop in nature. The kids will definitely feel more at ease being able to run around a bit with us and sit on a blanket eating the snacks we have prepared. During short stops, you can also play with your children by playing ball with them. It’s worth having toys on the trip to keep the kids occupied when we want to eat something.
Stops can also mean a rest for the driver and time for a little nap. During this time, the person who is not driving the car can take care of the little ones or go to the store for new snacks and drinks. Stops during the journey are very necessary because of the strain of continuous driving
Fun and creative stops along the way, combined with exploring different places on the way to our destination will make the trip more enjoyable. Thanks to that, we will not be bored and the trip will be an opportunity to spend time with our family in an interesting way. We do not have to treat travelling as a necessary evil. Thanks to the above-mentioned tips, a journey can become fascinating