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15 Road Trip Activities for Kids with Free Printables

Keep the kids entertained with these fun road trip activities and avoid the complaining or fighting that usually happens in the backseat on road trips.

At least that was what they were like when I was a kid. Although we did enjoy listening to our favorite rock albums on road trips, my siblings and I were not exactly thrilled to be sharing a backseat for hours at a time.

Those days were long before Pinterest and mom blogs full of free road trip activity ideas, how did we manage without it?

They say necessity is the mother of invention and if you have ever been on a road trip with bored kids, you have probably already thought of some pretty creative solutions to keep those kids entertained in the car.

Now you can bask in the creativity of another mom’s brilliant creation!

Enjoy fun games like Road Trip Bingo and create your own portable solutions like a DIY drawing easel that is perfect for road trip entertainment.

I love mini and portable road trip games like this Velcro Road Trip Bingo Travel Game that comes with free printables.

Another fun way to pass the time during travels is by making your own DIY Mini Travel Game using a cardboard box.

Try a fun version of the old school game with this DIY Mini License Plate Game and be sure to bring a Printable Summer Travel Game along for the ride, too.

Who doesn’t love a good Road Trip Scavenger Hunt?

Another fun way to pass the time is this DIY Painted Rock Tic-Tc-Toe Travel Game. 

Grab a few free printable road trip games like this Squares and Dots Board Road trip Printable and learn how to make your own DIY Road Trip Activity Kit .

You can even make something that can be enjoyed in the car while on a road trip as well as in the hotel. This DIY Travel Drawing Easel is the perfect toy for road trips and more!

Make your own Kids Activity Travel Tube and let them hang onto it even after the trip is over because this can be enjoyed again and again.

If you decide that you want the kids to take in the sights and still have something to keep their focus, on besides fighting or complaining, this list of audiobooks should keep them entertained.

The great big list of the best audiobooks for family road trips includes books that are sure to keep kids of all ages, even mom and dad entertained for the entire road trip.

Sometimes it’s nice to have easy entertainment that doesn’t require any preparation and when that happens, you will probably want to pick up this Ultimate Road Trip Boredom Buster for Kids.

It came in handy for my family when we visited Yellowstone National Park last year.

I hope these ideas help your family enjoy your next road trip. Do you have any other ideas? I would love to hear about them!

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Nicole en Germany

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

I love this!


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

I cant seem to print the velcro bingo road trip game. Can you send me a link to click on?


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

If you click the link, it should bring you over to another blogger who has the bingo game on her site. I hope that helps, thanks for stopping by.

Farrah Less

Thursday 13th of February 2020

This is such a great idea to keep your kids being creative during the long road trip. I love the design and color variations will definitely check this out.

Kita Bryant

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

These are great to get them through the long legs of a trip. It can be so taxing on their brains!


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

As a road warrior family, I agree that the best plan is to keep the kiddos occupied in the back seat. I love these activities especially that easel. Well done!