Road Trip 2.0: “Are We There Yet?”

25 Apr

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“6 GREAT WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS BUSY & HAPPY ON A ROAD TRIP!”

I read an article today with the above headline, and it simply promoted six apps to download to your iPad. Is there another way to entertain your children on long trips in the car, without sticking a screen in front of everyone’s face? Yes! Here’s my tried and true list…

Maps- Before hitting the road, draw a map for each child and point out trip highlights. These come in handy when asked, “Are we there yet?”

Books- Hours of entertainment can be found in reading, coloring, drawing, or doing word puzzles.

Audio Books- Chronicles of Narnia and Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness are some of our fave’s. You can probably get a bunch of audio books at your library.

Music- Whether you’re singing along or just listening, good music helps on a voyage!

Conversations- Family members talking with each other?! Yes!!

Look Out The Window-Enjoy God’s creation. Be amazed at America’s beauty. Look for fun/unique sights. Have fun!

What are some ways that you keep your kids under control when you are on a road trip? Please feel free to add your ideas in the comments!

-Adam Hannan
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Adam grew up in Princeton, MN and graduated from Northwestern College in St. Paul with a major in broadcasting/electronic media and Bible.  He currently lives in Brainerd, MN with his wife, Christina, and their four beautiful children.  Adam has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ on the radio. Adam now serves as Music Director for 104.3 The Pulse.  Aside from radio, Adam also enjoys reading, disc golf, vintage sodas, board games, evangelizing, and treating his children to donut breakfasts. Email Adam

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2 Responses to “Road Trip 2.0: “Are We There Yet?””

  1. For the Love of God April 27, 2013 at 21:55 #

    Funny how DVDs didnt make the list nor did music….hmmmm….

    • More Than A Beard April 27, 2013 at 23:00 #

      Music was the fourth suggestion! I think DVDs are slick, but we don’t have the fancy van DVD players in my 94 Nissan Quest 🙂

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