Don't let them overheat with boredom or too many dvd's!
To minimise meltdowns and parental stress, it's always good to have some creative activities up your sleeve. Coloring, constructing, designing and drawing can really engage children, stimulate their imagination and keep them occupied, especially if the theme interests them or is linked to their holiday destination in some way.
You can easily pack a selection of felt tips, pencils, a ruler and a glue stick in a zip lock bag, along with a pad of paper. My children love having a little art kit in their rucksack, along with a few cuddly toys!
Last September, I teamed up with Pure Wander Magazine, who focus on worldwide family adventures. I have created over 30 unique blog posts entitled, 'The Art of Travel'
exploring all manner of creative ways to entertain your children in transit, from exploring the Caribbean, to Ancient World Crafts and Surf Board Design!
You will find tutorials at Pure Wander, and lots of ready to use templates and coloring sheets can be downloaded for free at The ImaginationBox, just print and go!
Here are a few examples below, all have been tried and tested on my 6 and 4 year old special helpers. Happy holidays everyone!