10 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip


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Sing-alongs
You can do this in the car, too.
You can do this in the car, too.
AP Photo/Rob Stapleton

We're not suggesting you encourage underage drinking by breaking out in a chorus of "Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall." But you can have fun belting out other, more age-appropriate tunes as a group. There are plenty of available CDs in the "Kids Music" section of your local music store. And if you have a satellite radio subscription, you can even tune in to a kid-centric channel.

So next time you have to drive a great distance and wonder how you'll keep your loving little balls of energy from driving you crazy -- don't panic. Just remember that with a little creativity, inclusion and not all that much cash, you actually can make getting there almost as great an experience as the destination itself.

For more ideas about how to entertain kids on a road trip as well as other related topics, follow the links below.

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Sources

  • BBC. "Things to Keep Children Amused on Long Journeys." Aug. 18, 2000. (Feb. 10, 2010) http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A397398
  • CNET. "Kids in tow: get the gear you need." (Feb. 8, 2010) http://www.cnet.com/1990-11212_1-6460560-1.html
  • DeMarco, Peter. "Car games still speed long trips." Boston.com. May 24, 2009. (Feb. 10, 2010) http://www.boston.com/cars/news/articles/2009/05/24/car_games_still_speed_long_trips/
  • Ogintz, Eileen. "Surviving (maybe even enjoying) a road trip." MSNBC. July 9, 2009. (Feb. 12, 2010) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31804799
  • Van Kirk, John. "25 Travel Games for Children." Travel Answer Man. Dec. 18, 2009. (Feb. 10, 2010) http://www.travelanswerman.com/Blog/?p=2116

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