Things to do while on the road . . .
In the car, at a hotel, camping, places to go, or even rainy days at home . . .
"Are we there yet?"
Being a retired teacher gives me a huge advantage. I NEVER go anywhere without a plan! Can you imagine being stuck in a camper at a campground in the rain with NOTHING to do??
Or can you imagine hours in a car with the kids strapped in car seats whining, "Are we there yet?" Or zoned out watching videos or playing games on their tablet or mom's phone?
Me either. So I plan and plan and over plan in case the first two plans don't work.
When searching out activities, I found lots of blogs, ideas from Teachers Pay Teachers, and of course, everybody's favorite, Pinterest. But what I had trouble finding were activities for grandparents. There are plenty of great activities for kids but most take a very energetic parent figure to do them. That's not us. This set of grandparents huff and puff after a short walk or the old knees start aching, the back starts screaming, and we have to sit down and take a break. I had to find things our grands would enjoy that we could do too without totally embarrassing ourselves.
Over the past several years, I have compiled activities for traveling in the car, camping, even staying at home.
These activities work for my grands. I hope they will work for yours.
ENJOY every moment with them because if you blink too slowly, the time is gone!