Traveling on the RV can be a great bonding experience for any family. But when your children have been cooped up for a long time in a vehicle, it can put their mood off. So what to do when you’re on the road for many hours with kids?
These three can make the trip more comfortable for the little and keep the parents sane during long hours on the road!
Fun for the Road
Keeping the kids occupied and happy while traveling has become easier with portable DVD players and ear buds! If you don’t want the kids to fight and complain over it, each child can have its own portable device, tablet computer. A portable gaming system all kids can play with is another good idea.
However, the main purpose of RV travel is to have family time together. So electronic devices are a good distraction, spend more time with the kids yourself. The traditional games cards, Monopoly or other board games are still very popular among kids. So is ‘I Spy’, especially for the younger ones.
Also, you can bring some material about your destination spots. Unlike a boring lecture, this is a fun way for your kids to learn something about national towns or historic places you’re visiting.
With a bathroom on board, are not really necessary. This means many, many long hours on the road without any breaks to break the monotony!
Here’s a solution: use the rest area as an energy break. Get out, run around a little with your kids, maybe play a little game. While your kids use up their excess energy and boredom, you can give your muscles a much-needed stretching out after all that driving. Eat something before getting back on the road.
Spending time on a campground is a great way to break the monotony and have some fun with your family. Find a kid-friendly camp that offer a lot of fun activities that your kids will be excited about. Gaming, playground, mini golf and pool are some good activities to get involved in at a camp.
If you can find campgrounds alongside lakes or rivers, that is another good idea. Kids love water activities and you will also enjoy yourself. You can enjoy some wonderful activities with your family in these environments like fishing and wildlife watching.
If allowed, you can perform some classic camp activities like building a fire, roasting s’mores and marshmallows and sing campfire songs
Sitting cooped up in a vehicle is no one’s idea of fun and children especially need space to run around and have fun. But with a little bit of planning you can keep your children happy and occupied while traveling in an RV. Set up a daily routine for meals, involve the kids in it, and set a sleeping or napping time and a time for group and quite activities. Do take energy breaks in between and stay in some kid friendly camps and parks.