20.6.17

25+ Free Printables for a Super Fun Family Road Trip

by Robin



Our last Family Road Trip post has been read more than 50,000 times! And it's been shared more than 8,000 times!  It was full of the ideas we came up with to survive travelling with kids on a long road trip.  It was 5 years ago and as we plan our next long road trip I'm happy to reread it and remember the tips!  I don't know how I forgot some of them - I'm adding aluminum foil to my list right now. 😜


This year our kids will be older: 11 and 13.  We expect our ride to be smoother than last time - for one they've both got bigger bladder capacity now.  (This time I don't expect our son to need to publicly urinate in from of state troopers.) But this time around we are spending more total hours in the car travelling from Ontario to Calgary, Alberta and back.  Dang, Ontario is big - it's going to take two days just to get to the border from home!

We need some new ideas to keep our family amused during these extra long hours in the car.

I decided to find a whole bunch of free printable road trip car games and make a huge folder of them to spread out over the drive.  I plan to also bring some plastic sheet protectors and low odor dry erase markers to reuse the best games.  'Cause I ain't bringing a printer on this trip with us.

It would seem like a waste to just amass such a great list for ourselves when we can share them all with you!  So here's a list of 25+ great free games worth printing for your long drive ahead.







Road Trip Binder with Free Printables | Artsy Fartsy Mama



Lindsay has a whole BINDER of printables to share.   And check out her I-Spy craft too - very cool.



Road Trip Printables for Kids: Restaurant I Spy | 3 Boys & a Dog

A road trip through the US of A would be extra fun with this I-Spy. 
Visit Kelli's blog to download.



Printable Road Trip Story Starters | Somewhat Simple

We are a family of storytellers 
- and this printable from Stephanie will make the hours fly by.



I Spy Road Trip Bingo | That's What Che Said

This Car Bingo Printable is coming with us for sure!



Printable Road Trip Scavenger Hunt | Stuffed Suitcase

This scavenger hunt is adorable - so beautifully designed.



Summer Vacation I Spy Printable | Live Laugh Rowe

I love this counting I Spy Game from Kelly 
- this will be great when we need some quiet time after all the I Spy games that involve hollering.



Travel Scavenger Hunt for Tweens | Carla Schauer Designs

This one's great for older kids - mine will love it - thanks, Carla!



Printable Road Trip Book | The Benson Street

Emily has shared so many great games and activities here - definitely printing these.



Road Trip Printables for Kids: Tic Tac Toe | 3 Boys & a Dog

I'm going to tuck this one into a plastic page protector and use low odor dry erase markers to have game after game!




Printable License Plate Game | The Suburban Mom

Jen has shared this awesome US license plate game.



Awesome Alphabet Road Trip I Spy Printable | Sunny Day Family

Great for new readers to practice their spelling skills!




DIY Mini License Plate Game for Road Trips (with free printable) | Comic Con Family

My kids will love this re-purposed tin!
(Reminds me of magnetic poetry - I think I'll pick up some of those sets, too.)




Free Printable Road Trip Word Search | Artsy Fartsy Mama

Another printable from Lindsay - this time a word search!




Free Printable Road Trip Journal Pages | Peace But Not Quiet

This would be a sweet way for kids to create a memento of their journey - thanks to Laura!  I think I'll print a bunch of these pages and the kids can use up some of the long drive time to write about our travels - especially about those days NOT in the car.




Spot the Cars! Printable Travel Game for Kids | ABCs & Garden Peas

We love these sorts of games!
I can already hear the cheering when someone finds the car with more than 10 bumper stickers.




DIY Travel Coloring Kit for Kids | Living Well Mom

Oh this is cute!
When my kids were little they would have been thrilled with this one.




Printable Travel Sheets for Mini Do a Dot | Moms & Crafters

What a neat idea for dot markers!




Road Trip Drawing Prompts – Free Printables | Picklebums

I hadn't thought of drawing prompts - there are great printables here!
 (And this reminds me to pick up some clip boards for on the road lap desks.) 




Road Trip Alphabet Pictionary | Lalymom

It's going to be torture for the driver to not play along with this game!




Hotel Scavenger Hunt | Moms & Munchkins

Our trip will be in a tent trailer - but you road trippers staying in hotels should grab some of these!  Hotels get pretty tiresome - when there's no pool that is. 





Keeping Kids Entertained in the Car : Travel Printables for Kids | In the Playroom

Wow!  These are just beautiful!  Anna has made 13 pages for you to download.




Road Trip Activity Pack | Totschooling

I wish we had these gorgeous printables when our kids were smaller.
You can grab them for your littles!





Printable Road Sign Bingo Game | Printable Crush

How fun!  Another way to use those bingo dabbers, too.
Is there anyone who doesn't like using a bingo dabber?!?





5 Family Road Trip Printables to Keep Tweens Looking out the Window | A Magical Mess

My kids can get car sick from looking at devices too long - yours too?
These look really fun to reward them for shutting off their gadgets.





Interstate BINGO Pack {for K-2nd grade} | This Reading Mama

Another great bingo game - this time new readers can practice their skills.
I love the empty one - I can already picture the almost impossible cards my kids will have a blast making for each other.


Have you got a road trip planned this year?  Where are you going?  What do you plan to bring along to pass the hours driving?




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