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We did it! We finally set aside a 3-day weekend for a family road trip. That may not sound like a big deal, but since having the kids, we’ve really put travel on the back burner. Long drives are stressful with babies, so we just put off our getaways for a while. But now, our kids are older and all we really have to worry about is combating the inevitable boredom that comes with car trips.
How do we do it? We count cars! It’s our favorite road trip game, and now I have a free printable to share so you can play, too. Just click here to print a copy for each person in your family, then put on your search goggles!
Print and Go!
It’s a simple game that never fails. Just cross the vehicles off the list as you find them! Why not let the winner choose the restaurant, or keep a few treats in the car to hand out as you find the harder ones. Boredom = busted!
Invite Some Friends Along
Before your trip, make a quick pit stop at Toys “R” Us and check out the latest Disney Pixar Cars toys. Hide a few exclusive Die-Cast vehicles in the glove box (Look for Hudson Hornet, Antonio Veloce Eccellente and Green Ramone!) and pull them out as you hit the open road.
Sale Update! In-Store at Toys “R” Us, get 25% Off All CARS Die-Cast $9.99 And Under (7/26 – 8/22)
I grabbed a couple of other Disney Pixar Cars toys, too. Teeny little Micro Drifters, since we like to pack light! 😉
Travel Tip: If you’re staying in a hotel anywhere, I suggest the Radiator Springs Story Set! It’s a playset with a car included, so it will keep the kiddos busy instead of ransacking the room. (Hotel rooms = boring when you’re five.)
The kids will be delighted to have some little buddies to help them play Spot the Cars!
(Buddies who don’t take up much space or ask you to make a restroom stop are the best kind.)
The Big Guns
How do you know when to pull out your ultimate secret weapon? When you hear “Are we there yet?”, enough times, you’ll know. That’s when you bust out the free Cars Daredevil Garage app. Then, you nap with a smile on your face.
This easy-to-maneuver app brings all of our favorite Cars characters to life as you power through virtual worlds of heart-racing stunts with over 160 cars. You can even scan in your own die-cast Mattel vehicles and let them join in the action on 9 power-packed stunt tracks! The more you stunt, the more you’ll unlock for free, so hit those arrow buttons and break some speed records!
The Daredevil app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. (Available starting July 30 in the Apple iTunes store.)
Here’s a peek at the beach and backyard scenes:
Get it for free today and you’ll be road-ready when vacation time rolls around.