Friday, August 7, 2009

Preparing for a Long Car Trip

We are leaving tomorrow for a car trip to North Carolina and I just stumbled across this video that has tips for educating while entertaining children in the car.

This creative mom has a blog, that you might also want to check out:

Super Mom Central

There is also a nice selection of printable car ride games at

Car Ride Game Printables

One of the things we're taking to entertain Blaze on the car ride, is an MP3 player that I have loaded with songs I know he likes.


Blaze's Play List

Seven Days of the Week (I never go to work), by They Might be Giants

Wabash Cannonball, by Dan Zanes

Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Taj Mahal

Simple Gifts

Down to Earth, by Peter Gabriel from the Wall-E soundtrack

Yertle the Turtle, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

La Bamba, by Richie Valens

Hot Hot Hot!!!, by The Cure

If You Want to Sing Out Sing Out, by Cat Stevens

Campfire Song Song, by Sponge Bob

Playin in the Same Band, by Charlie Daniels

Firefly, by Dan Zanes

Rock Lobster, by the B52s

Iko Iko, by Sabastian the Crab

Give a Little Love, by Caren Glasser

the Scooby-Doo theme song

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

All the Pretty Ponies, by Kenny Loggins

She'll be Coming Around the Mountain, by Pete Seeger

Ring of Fire, by Johnny Cash

Baby Beluga, by Raffi

Little Red Caboose, by Sweet Honey in the Rock

We Will Rock You, by Queen

Golden Years, by David Bowie

Monster Mash

Low Rider, by War

Man of Constant Sorrow

Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), by Taj Mahal

The Light of the Sun, by Richie Havens

There Ain't No Bugs on Me, by Jerry Garcia and David Griman

Rainwater, by Scooter

Pay Me, by the Jolly Rogers


Tammy said...

The video is wonderful! She was very inspiring...I think I should put together a travel bag just to keep in the car. We do lots of driving, too, and Kayla gets bored pretty quickly.

Also, I just LOVE Blazes play list. At the age Blaze & Kayla are, I've noticed they love songs that have a story and also songs with unusual noises and such. A few more that Kayla loves right now (in addition to the ones she knows on Blaze's list) are:

Me & You & a Dog Named Boo - Lobo
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
YMCA - Village People
Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Jump - Van Halen
Convoy - CW McCall
Sing - Carpenters
Hello Again - the Cars
Sold - John Michael Montgomery

It's an odd bunch of songs together, isn't it? lol!

You have fun camping!! I look forward to seeing your posts when you come home. :)

Crescent Moon said...

I had thought about Devil Went Down to Georgia, but (here's where my age will show) the last time I owned a copy of that song it was a 33 RPM record that I played over and over. That's a great selection of songs!

Ula said...
A gift for those of you who like the devil went down to Georgia. Yes, Johnny Cash and some others did a sequel.

Bona Fide Mama said...

Nice! School in the car! I need to start doing that. The kids are best when strapped down.

Tammy said...

This was fun to see, Ula. I had no idea they'd done a "sequel." :)

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