Creating a Travel Journal for Kids
Creating a travel diary or journal is a wonderful activity that will not only keep your children busy in the car on a long trip, but it will preserve their memories for a lifetime.
It doesn't need to be fancy or complicated. In fact, the simpler the better. The only thing you need is a big spiral bound sketch pad and a box of crayons or markers for each child. Each day of the trip, or for each event along the way, have your child draw a picture of what they did that day, and write about it. You can also paste in souvenirs such as brochures, ticket stubs and other momentous.
I still have a trip diary that I made on a big family trip when I was 9 years old back in 1976. The memories in this journal are priceless (and my spelling is hilarious).
It's interesting to look back and see what events impressed me the most on the trip at that age. Here are a few excerpts:
August 16, 2012. Today we started our trip, and it rained. Before we left, people from across the street put banners all over the car. And we traveled for 7-1/2 hours.