So you have decided on a road trip with your kids. These road trip essentials for kids cover many of the things needed for a road trip if you want to have a great time. Hopefully, these essentials will minimize the number of times you hear those dreaded words “Are we there yet?”
Road Trip Essentials for Kids
The first thing you will need is snacks. I promise that at some point on the road trip your kids will be starving and most likely it will be about 30 minutes after you just ate. I love to have fun snacks on road trips that are a special treat. This makes the road trip more exciting for kids. All the items below are available at Amazon and you can have them shipped right to your door. You are busy enough getting ready for a trip without heading to the store too.
Once you have snacks covered it is a good idea to have some items that help keep your trip more organized and comfortable.
Comfort & Organization:
- Star Kids Snack and Play Travel Tray – This car seat tray provides flat, safe area to eat and play
- Skip Hop Zoo Neck Rest – Not only is this adorable but hopefully, it will help your little one get some sleep on the road.
- Fleece Throw Blanket
- Digision Backseat Organizer and Cooler – Keep your backseat passengers happy with this convenient seatback storage bag. The insulated cooling compartment allows hot or cold drinks to last 2-3 hours longer.
- Car Toy Storage and Organizer
I find that it is a good idea to have many different types of entertainment for a long road trip with kids. You of course can keep them occupied with electronics but I love travel games that you can play on the road as well.
- Apple iPad Mini 2
- Kidz Gear Wired Headphones
- Kindle Fire 7″ Tablet – Be sure to download book from your local library before you go.
- Belkin Multi-Headphone Splitter
- Nintendo DSi Console
- Battleship Grab ‘n Go Game
- Spot It! On the Road Game – This edition has a new way to play while in the car: Travel Bingo. Whether you’re in the big city, cruising down the highway, or just around town, there is always something to spot.
- Yahtzee to Go Travel Game
- Minecraft Activity Book
- Crayola 25 Count Pip Squeak Set
I hope these Road Trip Essentials for Kids help make your next road trip the best one ever!