When you pull out of your driveway on a summer road trip, tension and anticipation can be high as you face hours together in the car.
If you are traveling with kids, life can get complicated fast since they haven’t matured to the point where they can control themselves when hunger or exhaustion sets in.
Whether you are going on a road trip with kids or just your hubby, there are some fantastic ways that being together in a tight space can become an adventure.
Since we are looking forward to several summer road trips, ideas are fresh on my mind to share with you.
There is nothing like being prepared so that you can turn a potential disaster into a grace-filled memory of a lifetime!
Making a Summer Road Trip Grace-Filled
Maybe I am the only one who has been on a road trip that wasn’t fun because people in the car weren’t happy!
That is why thinking ahead is so important!
Making a summer road trip grace-filled is when you and those in the car are getting along. We are all sinful by nature and being intentional to keep everyone content and happy goes a long way!!
- Pray together as a family before pulling out of your driveway! We aren’t a perfect family, just filled with imperfection but we have done this for years.
- Listen to stories on CDs or Audible or your device. We often listened to the action-packed story of Pilgrim’s Progress (audio version) when we were on a road trip. Our kids loved it. I am not a fan of letting kids watch videos while driving. They should be looking out the windows at the scenery!!
- Play games that make everyone look out the windows. This might be a dated idea with video screens being the norm in cars, but it raises awareness of what’s out the window while driving. Games: the license plate game, counting horses or other games.
- Make water available in bottles located in cup holders throughout the car. Before your trip, buy bottled water or fill bottles up at home before leaving. For a treat, have some fruit-flavored water. Surprises keep interest high on trips!<
- Snack surprises are always a treat! Snacks such as trail mix and chocolates are always special. There are many ideas on Pinterest for celery with peanut butter and cheese sticks that you can search out.
- Books on Kindle! I love reading when the scenery out the window is lacking. There are many wonderful children’s books that you can download and read to your kids to keep them happy during the ride.
Thinking ahead and being intentional is so important when going on a summer road trip!
We desperately need grace because we are prone to failure. That is why I love thinking about how we are living a life of graced imperfection!
Here is a special printable that you can take on your road trip this summer so you can remember the 6 ways to make your time in the car grace-filled.
Here is another printable to help you remember the things you need to pack for your trip!
What ideas have you found to help your summer road trip to be grace-filled? Will you be traveling somewhere this summer?