Does the thought of an upcoming road trip fill you with dread because you have no idea how you are going to keep your kids entertained for so long? Well you can stop worrying because we’ve pulled together a huge list of road trip games kids will love as well as activities and free printables that will keep your kiddos entertained for hours!
Car Seat Activity Trays and Organisers
If you’re going to give your child games and activities to play while you’re on your road trip they’re going to need somewhere to store them and a flat surface to play on, because the last thing you want to be doing is pulling over every five minutes to pick things up out of the footwell!
Road Trip Games for Kids
Colouring books and activity books are perfect ways to keep the kids entertained on long road trips and if your kids are Star Wars fans there are some great choices here.
If you don’t have time to run to the store to buy colouring books try some of these free printables instead.
Such a great idea for helping little ones understand maps and directions. Draw a map to your destination and let your child drive their own car along, keeping track by the landmarks.
You might not think about letting your kids build with LEGO in the car but putting together a small kit like this will give them something to focus on. It’s great for keeping them entertained in restaurants too.
You really shouldn’t head out on a road trip without at least one Mad Libs book to keep the whole family entertained!
If you’re travelling with kids who are in Kindergarten through to second grade print out a set of these free bingo cards before you go. As you’re driving along they need to spot various items along the Interstate.
Here’s another great idea for long road trips, having the kids keep their eyes peeled for restaurant signs and billboards along the road.
If your children love to draw but sometimes need a little inspiration try printing out these drawing prompts and attaching them to a clipboard for the trip.
The Wikki Stix Book of Wiggles, Squiggles & CurlicuesWikki Stix Adventures Across America with Andy in The Wikki Stix Fun Truck! PlaysetWikki Stix Traveler Playset Craft KitWikki Stix Lil’ Traveler Playset, 6-Inch Stix
Wikki Stix are brilliant for road trips (and plane journeys) because they can be stuck together and combined to make all kinds of creations but they’re totally mess free!
A travel bag is a great idea because not only will it keep your child entertained on the road but also in restaurants and during hotel stays. You can fill it with goodies from the Dollar Store or free printables from this collection.
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