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Over 20 Fun Road Trip Ideas for Kids!

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With Summer coming, many of us are planning to go places with the kids.  That means many hours in a car, right?  These fun road trip games for kids will keep them entertained for a bunch of it.

Travel Fun for Kids

Corral their printables in a storage clipboard to make it even easier for them to play!

Printable Tic Tac Toe boards – Things are just a bit easier if you already have the boards printed and ready to go!

Squares and Dots Board – Have you ever played the squares and dots game?  Remember it taking forever to set it all up?  Problem solved!

License Plate I Spy – This was one of my absolute favorite road trip games!

Billboard ABC Order –  This is such a quick and easy game to play – but man, some letters are really hard to find!

Alphabet I Spy – Can you find things that start with each letter of the Alphabet?

Restaurant I Spy –  I suggest playing this game AFTER you eat because looking for all these restaurants will make the kids hungry 🙂

10 Activities for 2 Year Olds – The kids are NEVER too young to have some road trip fun!

Are We There Yet? Maps –  Avoid the “are we there yet” syndrome with these fun printables!

36 Road Trip Activities for Kids – this has a big collection of different printables that you can take on your next road trip.

DIY Road Trip Games – Super cute games made from Altoid tins!

Travel Game Folios – How to make your own travel folder games

DIY Travel Memory Game – Super smart way to play memory while traveling!

How to Make a Summer Travel Kit – LOVE this DIY kit

10 Printable Car Games for Kids – Pretty self explanatory 😉

10 Car Games for the Whole Family – a fun printable giving you 10 ideas of games to play in the car!

Road Trip Games – Scroll to about the middle of this post (but don’t pass the fun stuff before-hand) to find the downloadable printable games!

Road Trip Fun Folder – Create a folder full of fun to keep in your car!

Post-It Note Fun – LOVE THESE!  A few stacks of sticky notes can create tons of on-the-go fun!

Travel The USA – Click any state to find fun travel ideas for that state!

Upcycled Travel – Here are five fun travel games made from upcycled materials

Road Trip Songs for the Family –  Over 50 of the best road trip songs for family travel!

Find even more road trip games on my Travel With Kids Pinterest board!

Travel With Kids Pinterest Board

Travel Fun for Kids – what a great idea for your next road trip!

This list is chock full of great activities for children.

These printable game and education worksheets make your next family trip more exciting!

My Favorite Road Trippin’ Products:

Don’t stress over your next road trip!  The following Etsy (aff link) items will help you get organized (and have fun). ?

Road Trip Planner Stickers

Road Trip Planning Pages

Road Trip Journal for Kids

This is my Road Trip Shirt

Even More Road Trip Goodies:


How To Stay Busy On An RV from Crafty Mama in ME

Road Trip Games for Kids from Look! We’re Learning!

Best Children Audio Books for Road Trips from The Jenny Evolution

Alphabet Travel Tic Tac Toe from Letters of Literacy

Kids Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Game from Schooling a Monkey

How To Turn Family Travel Into Learning Experiences from iGameMom

Are We There Yet? Maps For Kids from Books and Giggles

Outdoor Breaks for Road Trips from FrogMom

Best Family Road Trip Music from Bambini Travel

Road Trip Notebooking Pages from Year Round Homeschooling

Travel Journal from Embark on the Journey

Printable Road Trip Games from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

Road Trip Activities from Tales of Education at Home

Car Scavenger Hunt from Planet Smarty Pants

Best Road Trip Resources:

The Children’s Travel Journal

Mad Libs on the Road

National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun

Crayola Color Wonder Travel Tote (colors & styles may vary)

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Joseph Donahue

Monday 8th of August 2022

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Sunday 15th of May 2022

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Theresa @DearCreatives

Tuesday 18th of July 2017

Fun Stuff for the kids. Mine is a teen now & road trips are so much easier. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Pinned & sharing. I now this will help parents with little ones.

Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

Monday 10th of July 2017

You sure have this subject covered. So wonderful for families. Where were you when we travelled with little ones? :) You have so many great ideas.

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Kelli Miller

Monday 10th of July 2017

My oldest son has been a competitive dancer for many years. We travel almost every summer to his national competitions - we go to Disney every other summer and that is a 10+hour trip just one way. We have also been to Texas and South Carolina.


Monday 30th of June 2014

These are some wonderful ideas. Maybe I will keep my sanity this road trip season after all!

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 9th of July 2014

Sanity? What sanity? I think that left back in 2002 when child number 2 came along ;-)