Must-Have Items For A Long Road Trip With Kids

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Traveling is fun! Traveling with kids can be not-so-fun. Keeping them comfortable and entertained during a long road trip can be a bit complicated. It seems as if they are always bored, hungry, too hot, too cold, or asking “Are we there yet?”. Check out these must-have items for a long road trip with kids!


When you take a trip with kids, you usually won’t get five miles down the road before you hear the words “I’m hungry” from the backseat. Pack some snacks or even small meals for your journey to avoid making so many stops. Bring a soft-sided small cooler to keep things cool as well as plastic grocery bags to serve as a little trash bag for empty wrappers or fruit peelings.


Reading is a great way to pass the time during long hours on the road. Take your kid to the local library before you head out on your journey so they can pick out their own books. Factbooks are fun for everyone in the car. I Spy books are very time-consuming. If you have an older child, chapter books are a great form of entertainment.

Pen and Paper Activities

Here are some ideas for the especially creative kids. Let them pick out their own coloring or activity books at the store along with some fun crayons or pens. Color by numbers books will hold their attention for longer than just a regular coloring book. Find some printable worksheets online, such as word searches and math problems for older kids.

Make Up Your Own Travel Games

There are all sorts of fun things you can do on the road for entertainment without buying anything at all. Play the typical license plate game where you look for vehicles registered in specific states. Look for cars of a certain color or a certain manufacturer. Play I Spy with your surroundings. Everyone in the car can get involved in these fun little games!

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Schedule a Service Appointment at Red McCombs Superior Hyundai

Before you head out on your road trip, make sure your car is prepared. Schedule a maintenance check service appointment with us at Red McCombs Superior Hyundai! We will make sure your vehicle is as ready as you are for the journey you are about to take.

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