Road trips with younger kids are fun but sometimes challenging. Being strapped in a car seat for hours at a time can make anyone a little cranky. We do fun things together in the car but sometimes you have to stop, stretch your legs, and get some fresh air! Our family has started something called “Thrifty Treasure Hunting”. Before each new road trip all of our kids get a bag of quarters. Then, when we start to hear “are we there yet” or “how much longer until we get there” we know its time to stop and treasure hunt for awhile.
We navigate to the nearest thrift store and get all the kids out to search, dig and hunt for their new treasures! This is fun for the whole family! You never know what you will find at thrift stores and it really feels like you are treasure hunting.