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In car entertainment - not screens!

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PilatesQueen Mon 22-May-17 16:09:41

Hi there, we're travelling 7 hrs to holiday destination in the car on Saturday. Fun times... Does anyone have any good recommendations for car colouring sets/ in car games/ gadgets which do not involve watching TV? Kids are 7, 5 and 3. We can obviously get the iPad out if necessary and play all the usual 'I Spy' type games, but if anyone has any useful ideas of things I can buy cheaply on Amazon that would be useful!
Many thanks

skyzumarubble Mon 22-May-17 16:10:37

Sticker books, food, audio stories

BackforGood Mon 22-May-17 16:12:30

7 hours???
<feels pain>

Hopefully you can time it so they will sleep for some?

Do you mean things like magnetic board games so 2 can play without all the pieces falling off?
Or family games people have like pub cricket (although prob only the oldest would cope with that?)

PilatesQueen Mon 22-May-17 16:15:35

Thanks @Skyzumarubble - sticker books good idea. Audio stories also good.

@BackForGood - yes I mean magnetic board games, that kind of thing. Not the 'verbal car games' - basically different things to distract them and keep them quiet for a while without having to get a screen out.

2014newme Mon 22-May-17 16:16:36

Dvd player. You'll never look back.

2014newme Mon 22-May-17 16:17:13

What's wrong with screens online journey seriously you're making life hard for all of you.

Seeline Mon 22-May-17 16:20:21

I used to make up bingo-type games for things to spot as you go along.
You can vary it for the different ages so for the little one it could be a red car/tractor/horse type thing, while the older one could have road signs/makes of car etc. Use pictures and/or words depending on ability.

PilatesQueen Mon 22-May-17 16:21:05

@2014newme Nothing is wrong with screens whatsoever and we will definitely be using them during the journey, I just want some other options so that kids are watching TV for 7 hrs!! They'd be very happy doing that but I'd like to have some other 'exciting' options which are nearly as good as TV!

Hollyandtheiveee Wed 24-May-17 06:23:43

Galt do some brilliant water colouring pads that we always take. We've also used their travel mosaics sticker sets.

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