Road trips are very much part of any Texan’s summer. Even if you live in a major metropolitan area, chances are you’re an hour or more from the other side of your sprawling metroplex. And if you have family in another city, plan to spend a few hours in the car crisscrossing the seemingly endless highways of our great state. Here are our favorite SampleHouse bring-alongs to make this summer’s trip a stress-free success:
From foam puzzles and animals to wooden blocks and construction toys, we have all the screen-free toys you’ll need to keep the little ones happy and occupied while you make your trek. Keep in mind that simpler toys with large pieces can help prevent car sickness, because they don’t require as much focus as toys with small or complex pieces. Bring along a new cookie sheet and attach magnets to the pieces so they can play without worrying they’ll lose the pieces between the seats.
Our Texas Doodle Book is a great way for kids of all ages to pass the time (in silence, no less!) while being creative and learning something new. With all kinds of fun facts about the greatest state in the union and pages upon pages made for coloring and drawing, you may want to pick up two books for the round trip.
Making good time and minimizing costs while on the road can be difficult with few kids in tow. Between bathroom breaks, cries for snacks and cold drinks and a few more bathroom breaks, your arrival time gets later and later with each stop. To save you precious minutes and hunger pangs, we have a great selection of snacks that are sure to fill them up and keep them focused on their toys and books. If you can save a little space with no-cooler-required snacks like these cheese straws, that’s always a plus!
Insulated Tote Bag
These insulated bags are perfect for toting drinks and snacks on road trips—and they even come in handy for a day at the amusement park or beach. These sweet little totes come in many different colors, and each comes with a bit of daily inspiration printed on the side to get you through the more stressful moments of a family road trip.
SampleHouse carries plenty of road trip essentials to make your trip a little easier and whole lot more fun. Let us help you pack your bag so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride… for once.