Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 -- Teach the kids to be the official family navigator this summer. Kids Activities Blog has released fun map activities and a gallery of resourceful tips for road trips by seasoned Moms. In the age of GPS and navigational systems, learning how to read paper maps is almost a lost art.
There are many ways to teach kids how to read a map during road trips. The tips include copying the road map or even laminating it and letting the kids trace the route with a dry erase marker.
Let the older kids figure out the mileage it takes to the next destination. Explain to them the map scale and they are ready for a quick math problem. Take it a step further by letting the kids figure out how many gallons of fuel the car needs until the next destination.
Other fun ideas are letting the kids be the navigator for the day. Go over the map together before embarking on the road trip and let them decide where to stop on the map for lunch or let them pick two road side attractions where the car will stop.
Teach the kids the symbols on the map and let them find signs to nearby state parks, area attractions, lakes, and rivers they will encounter along the way. Use every opportunity to let the kids use a map. At the museum, at the lake, or at the state park.
Other useful tips for road trips include packing a special bag of tricks, planning with plenty of extra time, planning for fun car games, serving car snacks in plastic cups, and having a fun time playing I Spy Games throughout the family trip.
For detailed instructions and to get a whole lot of more useful road tips, check out Kids Activities Blog this summer. Come get inspired to prepare for some fun time in the car.
About Kids Activities Blog
Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Rachel Miller and Holly Homer from June Cleaver Nirvana. It is their daily goal to inspire parents and teachers to play with kids. This interactive website publishes simple things to do with kids twice a day. Kids Activities Blog is a great tool for moms and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.
Holly Homer, Kids Activities Blog, http://kidsactivitiesblog.com, 940-453-4280, [email protected]