Five equipment-free travel games which help ease culture shock by creating a mental cocoon (transport edition)

Travel made easy without the need for screen time!

Journeys of the Fabulist

Managing culture shock in children is a delicate business. I’ve already told you we like to start trips with long periods of overland travel (in order to introduce the kids gently to their new surroundings using the safe structure of games, not to make other experiences seem pleasant by comparison) but even so, it can be overwhelming.

When enough’s enough, we use a whole different set of games to create a “mental cocoon” until they’re ready to engage again. These games do the opposite of what the last set did – instead of drawing kids attention to their new surroundings, they help take their minds back home.

Today, and not just because I can’t seem to upload our Thai holiday photos properly, I want to tell you our top five equipment-free, culture-shock-proofing, cocoon-making games for use on transport.

Five equipment-free travel games which help ease culture shock by creating a mental cocoon (transport edition)

1. Song Games

Beginner
You could try a simple singalong, using a…

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