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    Default Long car drive with kids

    At Christmas we are going on a 9 hour drive. We have 4 kids between 2-8 yrs.
    I've got DVD players and iPods.

    I need some ideas on toys/games, food and any other tips n bits you can suggest for 9 hrs there and 9 hrs back

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    We used to do 12 hours frequently with ours. We had ipads for movies. Museli bars and le snacks were good snack food options. Stopping for lunch at a park so they can burn off some energy worked well too.

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    We have done 10hr (each way) drives with dd from birth.

    I pack a bag with a few books and some toys a few weeks beforehand and put them away. I give them to her in the car one at a time and it's like something new. I don't bring out the dvd player until she starts getting restless.

    I pack a variety of things for her to snack on like cut up fruit, sandwiches, muesli bars and rice crackers. We stop for lunch at places like maccas and let her have a play on the equipment when we've finished eating.

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    Thanks for the tips. I just bought a little travel fridge that plugs into the lighter in the car to keep some poppers cold and other snacks

    I was thinking colouring stuff but they always dropping pencils. Hmmm what's some activities I could take? Or storage ideas?

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    I've seen on Pinterest a bottle filled with rice and some tiny toys. When you make it, you make a sheet with pictures of all the toys on it and the kids try to shake the bottle around to find all the toys - but they don't open it. Does that make sense?

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    How about some car games, car cricket was a favourite with us on long trips and good old eye spy.

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    Subbing - might be doing Perth-to-Melbourne next year, eek!

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    I always take the kids to a newsagent a let them pick one of those magazine packs they can read, which also has stickers and other toys in them eg Disney Princess, Octonauts, CBBC.

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    I also let dd pick out a special magazine that she only gets when travelling. For food I just take fruit and some biscuits plenty of water for everyone. Kids CDs to play in the car?
    I can't think of much else I am lucky that dd is happy to look out the window and point things out or just sleep. I only use iPad when flying.

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    I love playing spotto on long trips as an adult. maybe for the older children?? We play it a little different to how it's described on this website. We make a list and whoever sees it first can tick it off!! The winner is the one who spottos their entire list first! My husband and I are very competitive and this game keeps us alert and entertained on long trips!! On our list we have things like a black cow, R M Williams horn sticks on the back of cars, speed cameras.... There are some good games and printables listed on this website too!

    http://www.racv.com.au/wps/wcm/conne...games+for+kids


 

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