Short car journeys are fine with 3 children. The moment they go over anything past 20 minutes, we start getting the ‘Are we there yet?’ questions x 3! You get the picture I guess?
So, the entire journey spent in the car calls for some very inventive games to keep the children occupied. In fact, just the other day, on our way from East London back home, we were stuck in traffic for over an hour and the children were really, really bored. We had to start on games like ‘I Spy’ and ‘Who am I’ to hold their interest.
I was pretty happy to receive this piece of news, where Britax has decided to help parents and produced some cool activity sheets for use on long car drives (or even short ones, if you prefer).
LONG JOURNEY PLANNED FOR HALF TERM? CHECK OUT BRITAX’S PRINTABLE FUN ACTIVITY SHEETS GUARANTEED TO OCCUPY YOUNG MINDS
With half term underway, families up and down the country will be setting off to visit friends and grandparents far and wide to make the most of their time off with the children. So begins… the car clean, the car seat checks, route planning and packing.
As many of us parents here at BRITAX know, packing a small bag for the car to keep the children entertained for a couple of hours en route should also be high on the list of priorities, even for the older children!
Fully charged electronic devices? Check. Snacks? Check. Emergency Wipes? Check. Favourite cuddly toy? Check. Pen, pencil and notebook? Check. For even longer journeys, as parents, we know, you also need a repertoire of songs, car games and a LOT of patience.
To mark the launch of our most exciting and technologically advanced new Group 2/3 car seat, the KIDFIX XP SICT, for children aged from 4-12 years or 15 kg to 36 kg, we wanted to lend parents an extra helping hand with our fantastic printable activity sheets for children four years and older.
As you head out of the city or countryside to hit the motorway, we’re challenging your younger children’s bright little minds to spot key landmarks, planes and animals. With a visual printable ‘I Spy’ sheet, they will just need a pencil to circle what they spot and can also colour in the images while they play! Older children are also encouraged to put their literacy skills to the test and create short sentences featuring everything they have spotted on their journey. No mess, no fuss, just fun. For the older travelers we also have a ‘Number Detective’ worksheet to challenge their minds with harder, logic solving questions which will even give the parents a run for their money if the kids get stuck. We guarantee at least 15 minutes extra peace on your journey!
If you are making that long trip this half term, you can print these out and take them along so the children have fun attempting them. You can even have a competition to see who completes the activity first. Just make sure you don’t get the driver involved. 🙂