Most families don’t have enough disposable income to travel the world with their kids. If you’re anything like me, I try to plan one or two trips each year, usually within driving distance, just to get on the road exploring. I still haven’t been able to afford that mother-daughter trip to Europe that’s been on my bucket list for years…but that’s ok.
There are so many ways to get your kids excited about travel and they don’t all involve leaving the house. Learning about cool destinations that you might someday visit can be just as fun, especially on a rainy (or snowy) day.
Both my girls love to play with Legos and I recently discovered their architecture collection — an entire product line devoted to iconic landmarks around the globe! I decided to start with the London building kit — a place that I plan to visit with my girls in the not-too-distant future.
I cannot say enough good things about this activity! My littlest one Scarlett loved helping me build London Bridge, Big Ben, and the London Eye. I used this as an opportunity to share what I knew about England and I could see her excitement building. She kept asking me questions about this place called London — was it far away? Could we visit there?
It took us a couple of hours to finish the entire project, but it was so much fun and it really got her thinking about someplace new and different. We will definitely be buying another one to add to our collection, and I may put up a shelf in her room so she can keep them on display.