When you live in the middle of nowhere, you tend to drive A LOT
Even a trip to Walmart takes an hour and can be a dangerous adventure (temps of thirty degrees below zero and icy roads make it a life-or-death situation!)
You know what else makes it a life or death situation, though? Traveling long distances with kids. They swear that we are torturing them by making them do long trips with no electronic devices. And for the record that are only 4 and 5 years old.
So what do we keep in the backseat for those long drives? Here’s a list of things we have a few things that have been recommended to us:
Small I Spy Books
We have a few different versions of these books. They are small and make the perfect backseat entertainment!
We don’t have any of these yet, but a few mamas on Instagram recommended them to us. Have your kids tried them before? Were they a hit or miss?
I have been told to get these over and over and over again. I was supposed to add them into the boys’ stockings this year, but totally forgot. Maybe they’ll end up in Easter baskets instead!
I totally love allllll the different Little Dover Books available! I stash a few in my purse for restaurant entertainment, too.
Another fun I Spy activity for the backseat wee ones.
The classic backseat activity in card form.
Simple and entertaining for my kids!
A must for long or short drives. My kids love having their binoculars handy when we drive!
My oldest son suffers from anxiety and sensory processing disorder. He has a tendency to chew on his clothes, so this chewy alternative is a requirement for him!
This could be tricky while driving, but it makes a super fun activity during pit stops and hotel stays!