When you’re preparing for a family road trip, one of the most important things to consider is how you’ll keep the kids entertained during the long drives. Most children these days have electronic devices to keep them busy, but if your kids don’t, it can be costly to purchase them just for entertainment in the car. We have some non-electronic entertainment ideas to keep your trip within budget and to get your children to see things other than a piece of technology while you’re escaping Indianapolis.

Cheap Entertainment Ideas

  • State License Plate Checklist: Print off this check list of license plates from all across the United States. Have your children keep an eye out for these and cross them off as they see them. See how many different license plates you can find by the end of the trip!
  • Coloring Kit: Bring coloring supplies such as colored pencils, coloring books, and blank paper. We recommend leaving the crayons at home, as you’ll probably be traveling during some hot weather and want to avoid melting crayons in the car.
  • Audio Books: Try listening to an audio book together. If you have small children, they could follow along with the picture books. If you have older children, encourage them to bring a book along, even if you don’t have an audio version. Maybe have your whole family read the same book to discuss during the car rides.
  • I-Spy/Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of things to spot during your trip. Your kids will have fun looking for all of the items, and it will ensure they’re actually seeing the scenery as you travel.

The ideas are endless for keeping your children entertained. It just takes a little creativity and planning, and they’ll forget about their electronic games or tablet devices.

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