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Essentials for Road Trips w/ Kids + #Giveaway


         With Summer in full swing, we've got a fun summer family-friendly gift pack giveaway from ARC ENTERTAINMENT that will keep you entertained when traveling with your families over this summer.   We've also got a few tips to help keep those kiddos busy AND happy while traveling!


Road-tripping with kids this Summer?  Here is a very basic yet essential list of must have's for the car ride:
  • Kleenex, Napkins, Paper Towels OR Cloth Towels (green friendly alternative) - You never know when a miss will happen but believe me it will at some point and especially if you don't bring one of these for cleanup
  • Snacks and Beverages - While you might not want to encourage a lot of drinking liquids, you can bet the kids will be hungry or thirsty throughout your drive.  Fast food and gas station stops can get expensive so plan for it before!
  • Bathroom Items - Hand sanitizer and a roll of toilet paper will be your best friend.  These places aren't always the most kid friendly.  Depending on if you have girls or boys, you might want to also consider what you would do if the little one decides they have to go and go NOW.  It never fails when they need to go sometimes stopping at gas station or rest area might not be an option.  I've got boys so I always have an empty bottle on hand and a blanket or large beach towel for keeping them out of sight.  Girls can be a bit more tricky and as much as you are going to laugh my parents used to keep an empty jar in the car for us in case the good ole squat method wasn't available.
  • Handheld Games, Tablets, or Coloring Supplies - Keep them busy with lots of options to keep your sanity. Period.
  • DVD Player/Movies - Another one to keep your sanity.  Even if you don't take road trips often or if your trip is a short one, this is well and worth every penny spent.  Even children without a lot of screen time, are kept more calmly and entertained with a movie.  Believe me, when I first had kids I thought these were too expensive to purchase and now I will never drive another car without one again as long as I've got a child under 10.
  • Light Blankets and Pillows - While children still need to be strapped in properly, sleeping is bound to happen depending on the length of your drive.  You want them to feel comfortable while awake and asleep.  Blankets help keep warm depending on the car temperature as well as feeling cozy.  A small pillow might keep your child comfortable without having to fall asleep in that odd position (or it will at least make you feel better looking at them in a better position).

We've got a fun giveaway for your travels or any down time this Summer with the family!  One of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers will get a Family-Friendly DVD Gift Pack* to have an adventure of their own!
*A Little Game
Horse Camp
Frozen in Time
An Evergreen Christmas

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37 comments :

  1. I think horse camp my little niece loves horses and I think we would all love this movie. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  2. I think An Evergreen Christmas would be a favorite among the family!

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  3. I think that my granddaughter would enjoy Horse Camp.

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  4. I believe horse camp would be a favorite in my house. My grand daughter loves horses, as long as they are on tv lol. She likes to keep her distance from them in real life lol.

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  5. I think that my grandsons would like the Frozen Time video best.

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  6. I think Frozen in Time looks like a fun movie for them.

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  7. I think they would like the frozen in time movie.

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  8. My family would like frozen in time I think because my son is very sensitive on shows. He either really loves them or hates them and turns them off. Plus we don;t have cable we just watch movies.

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  9. Our little grandchildren will most enjoy Frozen in Time-it looks adorable!

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  10. I would really enjoy watching horse camp with the family. Brittney House

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  11. I think my family would most like Frozen in Time. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  12. Our family would enjoy that An Evergreen Christmas DVD a lot, will watch together this coming Christmas.

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  13. An Evergreen Christmas would be great to watch around that time of year

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  14. They all looks like good movies but I think we'd most like watching Horse Camp. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I would like to watch that Evergreen Christmas DVD this year for the holidays.

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  16. I think my kids would like the Frozen In Time best.

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  17. I think they will like Frozen in Time.

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  18. My kids would like the Frozen In Time the best.

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  19. An Evergreen Christmas looks like a fun one to me. During the month of December I treat my kids to Christmas movie nights as often as possible and the season will be here before you know it!

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  20. I think we would like Frozen in Time best!

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  21. We want to see an evergreen christmas

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  22. I think we would all enjoy Frozen in Time the most. It is one of those movies which our whole family could enjoy together.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I like The Horse Camp the most of all of the movies in this package.

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  25. I would love to have An Evergreen Christmas to watch with my family at Christmas time.

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  26. I think that my daughter would absolutely love Horse Camp. She loves horses!

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  27. Evergreen Christmas because the only time of year we love more than summer is Christmas! And we are Christmas movie addicts!

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  28. My niece and I are liking the looks of Frozen In Time. It seems like a fun movie.

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  29. I think my family would like Horse Camp the most.

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  30. Horse Camp looks like it would be fun for all of us to watch

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  31. I think my Family would love An Evergreen Christmas

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  33. We would probably like Frozen is Time the most because it's animated and my daughter loves dogs.

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  34. An evergreen Christmas looks like a wholesome family movie that my family would enjoy,

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  35. My kids would love Horse Camp. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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