3 Simple Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season with Kids

We enjoy traveling with our girls. You'll often find us on weekends taking trips and especially during the holidays when going to visit friends and family. One thing I have learned after having three girls is that I have to stay prepared. Especially as we start to travel for the holidays and spend more time in the car.


In the past I wasn't always prepared and I've learned lessons the hard way. It's kind of like in one of our kids’ favorite movies, Finding Dory. The movie features Dory, who seems unprepared for every adventure she faces but she still seems to have a great time. 

3 Simple Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season with Kids

Keep Them Occupied - I'm a big fan of keeping your kids busy before they can get bored. Pack fun games and puzzles like this Finding Dory Holiday Word Search.

2 Pack Their Favorite Things - Keep their favorite stuffed animals, books and movies on hand. We have a DVD player in our car which makes it easy to keep kiddos entertained with their favorite movies. 

3 Be Prepared - Always be prepared with extra clothing, snacks and drinks. Also know your route and plan your stops along the way. 

I created this fun word search inspired by Dory's own journey home in Finding Dory. The word search is just a fun way to keep your little ones occupied while traveling. We had so much fun seeing this movie in theaters so we were so excited that; in time for traveling for the holidays, Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory is now on Blu-ray™, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere.

Staying prepared is so important.  So is making sure you have snacks on hand. Simple crackers and fun crunchy snacks will keep little hands occupied. I made ours with a Finding Dory theme, which goes perfectly with the movie. It's the simple things that keep kids busy but, even better, make memories. Isn’t that what traveling during the holidays is all about? That's what I learned to appreciate about Dory in this movie, how she really appreciates her family. That sense of coming together under any circumstance is one we can all relate to. 

Be sure to get your copy of Finding Dory on Blu-ray™, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere. You can also get a FREE* Digital Graphic Novel with your purchase of Finding Dory. Get details here

What are your best tips for traveling with kids this holiday season? 


Kristin Lesney writes Our Ordinary Life; a parenting and lifestyle website that features everything from tips to recipes!

This is a partnered post with Disney/Pixar, all opinions are my own. 

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