Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” probably wasn’t traveling with kids. But, with a little imagination and preparation, it can be. To help keep kids entertained on a road trip (and to help parents stay sane), we’ve developed four free printables for you to pack in your activity bag.
Road Trip Bingo: Download the printable and see how long it takes your kids to find five typical road trip sights in a row. If they’re still having fun after the first “bingo,” keep going to see if they can fill up the whole card.
License Plate Game: This family favorite is perfect for kids who are old enough to read. Download our printable checklist of all 50 states so kids can cross off each state plate as they find them. Since the odds are against finding all 50, set a time limit and see who finds the most states before the clock runs out.
Rainbow Cars: See who can find a car for every color of the rainbow, in the order of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet (ROY G. BIV). If doing it in order is too hard for the youngest kids, just see who can find them all first, in any order.
Songs: If you can take the noise, songs are an easy way to keep kids’ minds off the question, “Are we there yet?” And as a general rule, the sillier the better. Download our printable of song lyrics to three kid favorites.
To keep kids entertained on a road trip, pack all our printables, and you’ve got kid entertainment covered for hours. And of course, before you head out, make sure you have a copy of your proof of insurance (a very important printable!).
Want even more entertainment? Read our blog: 12 apps to improve your road trip.