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My kids have a time limit where they find it acceptable to be in the car, after they reach that limit, there is, what feels like, endless discussions on how much time is left before we arrive because they can’t possibly sit in the car any longer.
It’s happened to you and it’s happened to me! Here are some awesome tips to help save your ears and your road trip from the impending “are we there yet?” (insert whiny voice).
How can you do this? We use Walmart Family Mobile service and let the kids follow along with Google Maps. Since the phones and plans from Walmart Family Mobile are so affordable we bought our kids an Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro ($64.88) from Walmart and corresponding service, which happens to only be $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data. (Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/frw8 or your local Walmart for current pricing.) The unlimited data allows them to follow along on the map without you worrying about the data use.
If for some reason the kids get sick of watching shows, following along on the map or playing on their new Alcatel Onetouch Astro Pop phone, print this License Plate Bingo game. The whole family can have a good time watching the cars and trucks that go by and marking off all the states as you find them! On our cross-country road trip last year we got all but 2! It was really exciting!
So, now that you have the key to ending the whiny “are we there yet?” where will your travels take you? Wherever it is, Walmart Family Mobile would love to tag along!
What other tips do you have for keeping happy children?