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Create Big Fun in a Little Family Travel Pack

If you remember getting a care package while away at summer camp, then you'll love the idea of creating a family travel pack for your next road trip. Here are some fun tips that will keep your kids engaged and build intentional family moments.
by Carla Meadows Modified: July 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm •  Published: July 14, 2014

While I was in the throes of planning our epic 3,500 mile summer vacation, I received a wonderful surprise care package at my doorstep from some dear friends who know that we love trying out new road trip activities on our adventures.

The cardboard box included a Family Travel Pack chock filled with games, puzzles, Mad Libs, “the world’s greatest word game,” Travel Time Trivia Volume 2, (not to be confused with Travel Time Trivia Volume 1), videos and music CD’s that are surefire “boredom busters” as we motor down America’s highways and byways.

In the past, my daughters loved decorating the minivan windows when we went on trips to summer camp by using car paints that usually drip, run and are a bear to clean off. But this time, we’ve got a supply of window crayons by Crayola that come in a variety of colors and are easy to use on any surface. Best of all, they wipe off great!

I know you’re probably thinking “what mom let’s kids decorate windows on a car trip?” Well, I do. (My Diva Card got revoked a long time ago when I got married, had kids, got a dog and started driving a minivan named Maypearl, so hey why not?) Besides, I just love the idea of having my rear windshield being covered in flowers, hearts, smiley faces and sayings like “Hollywood or Bust” or “Are There Yet?” It just makes it fun.

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by Carla Meadows
NewsOK Contributor
Carla Meadows is a Oklahoma City native, wife and mother of two tweens and a loveable Golden Retriever who blogs about building intentional family moments through the wonders of travel at home and across the U.S.
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