With the holidays right around the corner, it’s basically a guarantee we’ll be doing a little bit of traveling as a family. We live about 3 hours away from my family now that we live in Wisconsin and we previously lived about 3 hours away from Cory’s family when we lived in Minnesota. We’re basically traveling professionals by now.
I’d love to tell you that I have some secret trick to share with you that makes traveling with a little one easier, but the only secret I have is practice. Practice and having a couple bags of Goldfish® crackers on hand and maybe some fun activities as well. Yes, practice makes perfect, but for those who haven’t had much practice, I can’t recommend lots of activities and snacks, enough!
One way I’m getting geared up for all the holiday traveling we have coming up right around the corner, is by making this easy, cute and fun DIY Travel Tic-Tac-Toe game! It’s easy-peasy, and you’ll have just as much fun getting
1. Laminator (I use Scotch and their laminator sheets. Super easy!)
2. Laminator sheets (2)
3. This Tic-Tac-Toe template.
4. This X’s and O’s sheet
1. Print out the Tic-Tac-Toe template and the X’s and O’s template I provided you in the Google Doc.
2. Insert each sheet into it’s own laminator sheet.
3. Run each sheet through the laminator.
4. Cut out the X’s and O’s.
5. Test out the game on your next long car ride to keep your kiddo busy!
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling extra creative, grab a bag of Goldfish snacks in a different color or flavor and use two different colors to play your tic-tac-toe game in place of the X’s and O’s! Just don’t eat them before you finish the game! (Easier said than done)!
I must say, it’s been a long road coming. Alea wasn’t always the greatest of car companions. Cory and I always think back to the horrific trip from our niece’s birthday party in Wisconsin and back to our house in Minnesota. Alea cried THE WHOLE WAY HOME. And that’s not even an exaggeration. She screamed, I cried, my voice was raspy from singing every lullaby I could think of, Cory was mad at how many stops we made to change and nurse her, and we were basically at our wits end.
I like to think that those not-so-good travel times with Alea, are what has made her a good traveler now today. She’s perfectly content to read, play with her travel tic-tac-toe game, color, eat her Goldfish crackers and even just gaze out the window. Can I get an amen?
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How do you travel with little ones?
Do you let your kids beat you at tic-tac-toe or do you let them lose?