Tips for Traveling with Kids

Last week’s most viewed post in our link party was Creating a Child’s Day Pack from Echoes of Laughter.

This is a great way to not get stuck carrying all of your kid’s “stuff” while out and about- I need to do this for my kids!

This idea (and our upcoming family road trip to Utah) had me wondering what other tips for traveling with kids I could find online. This is the list I came up with, which means I better get busy, ’cause I want to make them all! :)

Map out your road trip and mark milestones along the way!

Child’s drawings from Housing a Forest

Using felt and some Velcro to the back of a matchbox car from Once a Month Mom

Free printable from The Dating Divas

How ’bout livening up the car ride a bit with…

Road Trip Bingo, from Homemaking Expert

Special Treat Boxes, from PMK Crafts

Glow sticks for nighttime car rides from I am Momma Here me Roar.

Create Keepsakes for traveling, like:

A DVD case turned writing tablet or journal, from Stacy Vaughn

A darling travel journal with free printable, from Eighteen25

Vacation rocks, from Quarry Orchard

Keeping it Organized!

A shoe organizer on the back of the driver’s seat, from Martha

Packing in Bags to keep outfits together, from All Things Simple

Personalized pillowcases with a pocket and strap from Amazing Mae

And one of my favorite traveling ideas to date was created by my creative SIL. These road trip travel trays double as a chalkboard and are easy to put away since they slide right under your car seats! The options are endless!

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Any of those ideas strike your fancy? I’ll be working on creating a few before our road trip, that is for sure!

traveling with kids

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
My poor closet needs so much help!! I ned to implement some of these ideas, stat. - 1 day ago

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  1. Wow Steph! Thank for sharing my kid’s day pack post! I am so very grateful for the feature! You have compiled a great list of ideas here! Wishing you a great week! Angie xo