With Thanksgiving just days away, the chances that you're going to have some (a lot) of time in the car with your family are pretty high. Sure, adults can easily use the time to daydream or get into the music on the radio, but kids aren't always that easy to please.
Here are five different ways you can cure the inevitable boredom that will arise without turning on a TV or handing over the electronics. The holidays are always about bonding, after all!
Would you rather...? Whether the questions be wacky or genuine, these conversation starters are sure to get everyone talking.
Would you rather be a koala bear or a kangaroo?
Would you rather have toes on your hands or fingers on your feet?
Get everyone excited about the destination. If you're traveling to a family member's house for Thanksgiving, take turns sharing the things you're looking forward to most.
"I can't wait to eat Grandma Lisa's green bean casserole!"
"I am looking forward to playing with Aunt Samantha's dog Oliver!"
Check out the scenery in the most traditional way. Games like "I Spy" and "The Alphabet Game" are oldies but definite goodies. You can look for obvious road-trip essentials such as cows and street signs, or you can use this as a teaching moment by mixing in fun facts.
"I spy an animal that provides us with the milk we put in our cereal!"
Take a trip down memory lane. Start sharing all the proud moments from when you were your kids' age -- the first time you rode a bike, for example. Encourage your kiddos to do the same!
Plan the perfect day. Ask everyone to describe their perfect day, starting off with breakfast and ending with bedtime.