Can you still remember your fondest moments during holiday trips with the family when you were young? If you do, then give your kids some memories of their own. Here are three tips for your next holiday trip with the kids.
These tips are going to make your trip not only exciting but engaging and educative at the same time.
Prepare your Fun Facts
Research where you’re going and prepare little notes containing interesting facts about your destination and the history behind it. For example, if you’re going to the Grand Canyon, did you know that the rock discovered on the upper rim area is around 230 million years old?
These will not only be fun for your kids but they get to learn new things as well. When they go back to school and that place you guys visited came up, your kid will quickly raise his hands and say “did you guys know….?” Boom!
Teach your kids how to navigate
You can’t let your kids be technology dependent when they face different challenges and problems. It may sound very primitive but navigation skills wherever you are will always be useful.
Bring out a compass for each of your kids and tell them how to use it. If you don’t know how to, there are a couple of tutorials on YouTube.
You can also stir things up with lady geography. Who knows, you might be molding the next Indiana Jones minus the burning skull of course.
Make your kids reflect
We know it’s the holiday so the last thing you want to give your children is homework. Before your trip, tell your kids to come up with a memorable memory on your upcoming trip. Tell them it can be anything and let them know you’ll be there to help take photos.
That way, when your kids are off to college or living in with their girlfriend or boyfriend, you’ll have memories to look at while you cry. Just kidding. Teach your kids to find value in everything, everywhere and everyone.