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It’s time for a road trip! Are you going anywhere fun this year? While we don’t have any plans to head too far from home this summer, we have already taken a few out of town trips to see friends, family, and somewhat local sights. I’m also currently 8 months pregnant, so we’re trying to make the most out of this summer as a family of 5 that we can. Any time you pack the kids in the car, though, you need to make sure the car is safe and ready to go. An oil change should be at the top of that list, and the automotive experts at Walmart makes the experience easy.
While shopping for our other road trip necessities, I appreciate how convenient it is to just drop our car off at Walmart’s Automotive Care Center. Since our car is still going strong with over 75,000 miles, we’ve been using Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil to make it stays that way. The high mileage is now even on rollback with $4 off!
If I may sound like I know what I’m talking about for a second, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil helps clean out the sludge lesser oils leave behind, while helping to reduce leaks and oil consumption in worn or higher mileage engines. It’s a motor oil specifically designed for new or late model vehicles with over 75,000 miles. And that’s as far as my knowledge extends. It’s why I trust the experts at Walmart’s Automotive Care Center instead.
However, I do know 6 Ways to Keep Kids Busy on Road Trips. After the car is safe, maybe the next important item for any successful family excursion are snacks. A full tummy is key to a happy car ride. Of course, their electronics are good for some miles. But what happens if you run out of wi-fi? In which case, you’ll need plenty of car games and activities, too.
I’ve put together a Road Trip Activity Sheet in the past that we still like to use. It’s a free printable that combines 6 car games on one sheet. We’ve also made Road Trip Eye Spy Bottles, with familiar road trip signs hidden amongst a bottle full of rice. There’s also a fun Road Trip Magnetic Tin using free printable pieces in a small mint tin.
Another great idea, and 6th on our list, is our Kids DIY Travel Art Case.
This Kids DIY Travel Art Case is so easy to put together using an old game or DVD case, then filling with colored pencils, regular pencils, stickers, and a small pad of paper to write and draw on.
- old DVD or game case
- colorful washi tape
- cardstock in your color choice
- colored pencils, pencils, small pad of paper, stickers, etc. for inside kit
Start to put together your Kids DIY Travel Art Case with a DVD or game case in decent shape. Remove the CD/DVD and all paper that comes inside the case, starting with a clean slate.
Reverse the CD case so the inside space for the CD is on the left. Tape a small pad of paper on the right side and insert a sharpened pencil in the 2 tabs meant for an instruction booklet.
Trace the width of the CD case onto colored cardstock to fit inside the plastic front insert. Trim to fit if needed. Apply stickers or other decorations and slide as a cover into the front. You can apply stickers on the inside of the case, as well.
Cut the packaging for a 12 pack of sharpened colored pencils in half and insert behind the cardstock cover. Tape the box in place with more fun colored tape. The tightness of the cover will also hold the pencils in place. Hide more sheets of stickers on the other side. The case should close on its own, but we also like to use another piece of tape for extra security.
Be sure to head in to your local Walmart Automotive Care Center to take advantage of the Pennzoil Rollback. Use this store finder to find an Automotive Care Center near you!