‘Tis the season of family road trips! Road trips with kids are adventures that can be both fun and stressful. If you have ever traveled with children, you know that there are only so many movies to watch before they get bored and start wishing for something more engaging to do in the car. These twenty road trip activities for kids are fun and exciting and will keep your kids occupied for hours.
This fun License Plate Coloring Map by Happiness is Homemade is sure to keep your kids engaged AND learning while on a road trip! When kids have a purpose and a mission to complete, it makes the car trip fly by!
| 1 |
SALTY SMORES SNACK MIX ROAD TRIP COLORING MAP
This simple Road Trip I Spy Game by Happiness is Homemade is a no fuss way to provide entertainment. Your kids can ditch their screens for a while and try to find the different items on the list!
| 2 |
“I SPY” SCAVENGER HUNT
The Would You Rather Car Game by The Best Ideas for Kids is sure to make your kids giggle. There are 100 “Would You Rather” questions that provide fun and bonding for your kids! You can print the cards for free and take them along on your trip!
| 3 |
“WOULD YOU RATHER?” CAR GAME
Do you have a little Lego lover? If so, this Magnetic Lego Travel Tray with Challenge Cards by Little Bins for Little Handsis the perfect activity to keep your child busy. Each card gives a creation to be constructed, and then your child builds to his heart’s content!
| 4 |
MAGNETIC LEGO TRAVEL TRAY WITH CHALLENGE CARDS
Related Post: Beach Vacation Packing List for Babies and Toddlers
Before you head out on your road trip, whip up these Button Binoculars by Kids Craft Room. Your kids can use them to play “I Spy”, or just take in the scenery as you drive. It’s a fun way to get your kids excited about the travels ahead!
| 5 |
BUTTONS BINOCULAR CRAFT
If you want a little bit of homemade music on your road trip, this Musical Rainbow Sensory Bottle by Kids Craft Room will keep your young children occupied for a long time. Not only can your kids make music, but they can identify colors and have a fidget item to keep with them while on the road.
| 6 |
MUSICAL RAINBOW SENSORY BOTTLE
Related Post: 99 Fun Things to Do With Kids
The Letter Bugs Busy Bag by The Educators’ Spin on it is an educational activity that your kids will love. Not only is the activity fun, but you can finally find a use for those food pouch lids! Grab a cookie sheet to keep the activity contained and let your kids build some letters!
| 7 |
LETTER BUGS BUSY BAG
If your kids are anything like mine, play dough is a preferred activity over most others! Bring that love on the road with these Summer Playdough Mats by Mothers Niche. You can print them for FREE, laminate them and then your kids fill in the missing parts! How adorable!
| 8 |
PLAY DOUGH MAT BUSY BAGS
This is another no-fuss activity that your young kids will love! You can print the free cards for this Apple Counting Busy Bag by The Educators’ Spin on it. Your kids will enjoy being able to add apples to the tree, as they choose each number card!
| 9 |
APPLE COUNTING BUSY BAGS
Here is another ADORABLE Playdough Mat Busy Bags by Mother’s Niche. Print the mats for FREE, laminate them and watch your kids’ imaginations run wild!
| 10 |
PLAY DOUGH MAT BUSY BAGS
Related Post: 100 Conversation Starters for Kids
These Farm Animal Finger Puppets by Easy, Peasy, and Fun, are a great way for kids to be creative while on a road trip. For a small membership fee, you have access to this printable, as well as many others. Your kids will love the songs and stories they can make up with these cute finger puppets!
| 11 |
FARM ANIMAL FINGER PUPPETS
My kids are in love with games like this Mini Travel Game by Artsy Momma. Your kiddos will enjoy getting the ball through the maze! Talk about a brain teaser!
| 12 |
MINI TRAVEL GAME
What is better than a vehicle activity book on a road trip? This adorable, printable book will help your kids stay entertained, and learn things like their colors and numbers. Check out this Cars Quiet Book by Mother’s Niche, in her shop!
| 13 |
CARS QUIET BOOK
Print out these FREE Paper Dress Up Dolls by Fun with Mama, laminate them and then make the magnetic with a few extra materials! These are so fun and adorable and will offer a lot of entertainment on your road trip!
PAPER DRESS UP DOLLS
How about honing in on fine motor skills on your road trip? This Pipe Cleaner Threading Activity by Laughing Kids Learn is an easy activity to gather up materials for. Your kids will not only enjoy the simplicity, but the creativity they can put into this straw and pipe cleaner activity.
| 15 |
PIPE CLEANER THREADING ACTIVITY
Grab the printable for this Farm Muffin Tin Game by The Educators Spin on it and watch your kids practice syllable counting! You could also make up your own games with these adorable farm items!
| 16 |
FARM MUFFIN TIN GAME
Check out these mega-cute monsters and add them to your collection of road trip activities! Follow the instructions for a fun Monster Felt Story Board by The Country Chic Cottage. This will provide countless minutes (not promising hours!) of entertainment!
| 17 |
MONSTER FELT STORY BOARD
This Felt Penguin Dress Up Activity by Schooling a Monkey, doesn’t require anything to be printed! Follow her directions to create an awesome busy bag for your kids to enjoy!
| 18 |
FELT PENGUIN DRESS UP
These Sensory I Spy Bags by Parenting Chaos do take a little bit of prep, but man are they AWESOME! Choose the items you want to fill the bags with, and voila! Check out how to make these amazing little “I Spy” bags!
| 19 |
SENSORY “I SPY” BAGS
Print out this Sight Words Cookie Sheet Activity by Artsy Momma and grab some magnets and a cookie sheet! The printables are free and your kids will love the learning that comes along with this fun activity!
| 20 |
SIGHT WORDS COOKIE SHEET ACTIVITY
Wherever your road trip takes you, I hope these road trip activities for kids provide a lot of laughter and fun!