You’ll need to keep your kids completely satisfied during the ride if you want to avoid having a tantrum on your hands, and snacks are an integral segment of your plan.
Of course, at the same time, you don’t want them to be all junk food. Health is important, too. There has to be a happy medium with your snacks. Go for the items your kids like the most – and build upon that. There is nothing wrong with spoiling them a little, too.
You can’t go wrong with homemade sandwiches, especially if you throw in some cheese, but if you have to go for something pre-prepared, then choose whatever works well for you. Just try to keep the sugar content to a safe level because becoming stuffed with it can over-energize your kids, and that’s that last thing you want for your fun ride.
Crackers, pretzels, and cereals are all excellent choices as well.
It is better to equip your kids with their own sports bottles for drinks because juice boxes with straws can get messy with just a little squeeze; plus, you can refill them - which means less garbage flying around inside the car. Yes, if you’ve been on a road trip with kids, you’ll understand the accumulation of garbage can be as distracting, too.