A car packed full of crabby kids, still hours away from your final destination and, inevitably, someone needs a bathroom stop. Here are 10 great activities for kids to make the most of a quick break at a rest stop – get them up and moving, even just for a few minutes, and they’ll be a lot happier for the rest of the trip!
1 – Walk along a painted line on the parking lot
2 – Balance on a curb
3 – Jump in the squares of the sidewalk
4 – Roll down a grassy hill
5 – Whip up a quick obstacle course – find sticks to jump over, a bench to jump off of, a curb to balance on, etc.
6 – See how fast your kids can complete our Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt!
7 – Trace your route on the giant map with your index finger
8 – Use sidewalk chalk to sign your name at each rest stop along your route “Jane was here!”
9 – Have a blanket in the car? Find a grassy spot and try one of our 10 Picnic Blanket Games for Kids!
10 – Have a car clean-out relay race! See how fast kids can clear out snack wrappers and empty cups, running them one at a time to the garbage can – a great way to use up some of that pent up energy from sitting in the car!
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Egypt Day Tours says
We read books, sing along to the radio, make frequent stops, nap…a little bit of everything.
Jordan Tours says
Travel to new places in the world is also a way to learn about new things in the world. I think it is best for health.