In May, we road-tripped to NYC for some much needed vacation. We had some key toddler activities that really helped us make it through. (You can read about those HERE).
If driving from Cleveland to NYC wasn’t enough of a challenge, we embarked on our biggest road trip yet driving the Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and back to Ohio. Day 1: a five hour drive. Day 2: A six hour drive. Day 4: a three hour drive. Day 5: a seven hour drive.
With. A. Toddler.
We brought along the classics from the last trip, but I knew we were going to need a few more goodies.
So, I went to my favorite store in the world, Marc’s (and my husband’s least favorite store), and stocked up.
This time, I bought a few new books, flashcards/picture cards, and a massive amount of stickers.
I really had no idea if any of these things would work, but to my surprise, they did!
The real MVP of the trip was the sticker book. For $1.49 (this is why I love Marc’s), J-bird had a new book about a party in the jungle. At the end of the book, you could make a party hat and load it up with stickers.
I am not joking when I say that this occupied J-bird’s time for about 3 hours! Yep!
Stickers take a lot of concentration to peel off, and then for a little creative mind, placing them in just the right place is very important, not to mention ripping them off and placing them on mommy’s arm, the seat, or anything really.
What a hit.
For your next trip in the car, test out some stickers and let me know how it goes!