Your family is itching to get going, but first you make one last run through your checklist to make sure you've got it all. Luggage? Check! Snacks and beverages? Check! Emergency car kit? Check! Maps and GPS? Check! You're just about ready to head out on one of the most popular forms of travel: the family road trip.
One other thing you absolutely need to have in the car is entertainment -- especially if you have children. Anyone who's ever traveled with a kid knows that if they don't have anything to do in the car, within five minutes they'll start asking, "Are we there yet?" This can make even a one-hour trip to grandma and grandpa's seem like an eternity.
Just as you should have plenty of snacks to stave off hunger, being prepared with a lot of entertainment can help prevent road trip fatigue in children of all ages. The key though, is to make sure the games and activities you bring along don't create so much noise that your children distract and hinder the driver. Even though the concept of quiet children can seem like an oxymoron, many car games can keep your kids occupied and happy without causing you any headaches.
Need some ideas for your upcoming road trip? Read on for some great games.