Keep Kids Occupied During Travel By Spreading Out Activities

Keep Kids Occupied During Travel By Spreading Out Activities

Plan to take a trip with kids soon? Conde Nast Traveller suggests you keep them busy during the travel portion by only allowing them to start a new activity every 15 minutes. This makes the entertainment you brought last longer as well as teaching them patience.

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Janssen Bradshaw explains:

Tell your child they can only pick a new activity every 15-30 minutes (or more or less, depending on their age and the activities). Also package each activity separately, whether in a plastic bag or by wrapping them in crepe paper, which makes even getting the next activity out an activity of its own.

An example is a book that takes a lot of time to go through, such as Where's Waldo? or I Spy. Another way to help your kids pass the time is to give them snacks that take a few minutes to eat. Conde Nast Traveller recommends raisins or string cheese. For more tips, check out the full post linked below.

9 Ways to Entertain Your Kids on Planes [Conde Nast Traveller]


Comments

    One interesting activity whilst travelling (either alone or with company) is card tricks.

    I've made available some free magic videos to occupy and educate any-one
    interested in this art-form.

    Each video uses playing cards and other everyday items easily found in the average house, so there's no cost involved in preparing and performing the illusions.

    Also, each video includes a 'how-to' section to assist with the mastering of the effect.

    These videos can help fill in those idle moments, when you're stuck with nothing to do.

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    Enjoy.

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