Coming into the fall and winter months, we’ve got a list of places to explore, like visiting real-life reindeer, experiencing a holiday parade in the mountains and making cookies in a castle, or a hotel that looks like a castle.
Each of these weekend trips is three to four hours away and despite the fact that the kids have access to games, apps and videos on the road – more often than not they’ll reach for the creative things to keep their hands occupied.
Color Wonder makes the stress of car trips a bit easier with the mess-free options we need for those three to four-hour road trips. It is one of the products we’ve been using for years, because the kits eliminate the chance that the kids are going to get traditional markers on their car seats, the leather in the back seat, or even worse – the ceiling of the SUV.
Tip: When you’re on the road, have a combination of blank Color Wonder sheets for the kids to draw, imagine, play games together and practice writing their name and colouring sheets with their favourite characters.
The unique, mess-free colouring system is targeted to three to five year olds, but still entertains Olivia, at seven. The markers and paints only write on special Color Wonder Paper. They won’t colour on skin, walls, furniture, fabric – or cars, so you don’t have to worry about the aftermath of the road trip when the kids have been in the back seat for hours.
Entertain the kids: One of the best tips we’ve got for entertaining the kids in the car is note-writing. Writing notes back and forth with the kids not only helps them to practice their writing and spelling, but it is one of the surest ways we can entertain them on long trips.
When the kids were younger, and had the habit of licking just about everything, we appreciated that Color Wonder is nontoxic. Perfect for parents searching for something to entertain the kids in the car, when you can’t easily access the third row on those winder road trips.
The best part about Color Wonder is that the products are easily found, and available in many different formats – from different characters that kids are familiar with, to kits that include markers and character books, blank paper and packages of markers. You can shop for an assortment of Color Wonder products at your local store, or online at shop.crayola.ca.
This post has been brought to you by Crayola Color Wonder – all opinions are our own.