30 Awesome Road Trip Games for Kids to Save Your Sanity

30 Awesome Road Trip Games for Kids to Save Your Sanity

So many great road trip games kids will love: just perfect for keeping your kids entertained in the car so they’ll forget to ask “Are we there yet?”

30 Awesome Road Trip Games for Kids to Save Your Sanity

Does the thought of an upcoming road trip fill you with dread because you have no idea how you are going to keep your kids entertained for so long? Well you can stop worrying because we’ve pulled together a huge list of road trip games kids will love as well as activities and free printables that will keep your kiddos entertained for hours!

Car Seat Activity Trays and Organisers

 Car seat back tablet holder Car seat organizer and cooler Portable travel trayCLICK FOR BEST PRICE Car Seat Travel Tray

If you’re going to give your child games and activities to play while you’re on your road trip they’re going to need somewhere to store them and a flat surface to play on, because the last thing you want to be doing is pulling over every five minutes to pick things up out of the footwell!

Road Trip Games for Kids

30. Star Wars Activity and Coloring Books

Star Wars Activity and Coloring Books

Found it here >> Brain Power Boy

Colouring books and activity books are perfect ways to keep the kids entertained on long road trips and if your kids are Star Wars fans there are some great choices here.

29. Free Coloring Pages for Kids to Color When They’re Bored!

Free Coloring Pages for Kids to Color When They’re Bored!

Found it here >> Just Bright Ideas

If you don’t have time to run to the store to buy colouring books try some of these free printables instead.

28. Are We There Yet Maps

Are We There Yet Maps

Found it here >> Growing Book by Book

Such a great idea for helping little ones understand maps and directions. Draw a map to your destination and let your child drive their own car along, keeping track by the landmarks.

27. DIY Portable LEGO Kit with 24 Free Printable Activity Cards

DIY Portable LEGO Kit with 24 Free Printable Activity Cards

Found it here >> Fun at Home with Kids

You might not think about letting your kids build with LEGO in the car but putting together a small kit like this will give them something to focus on. It’s great for keeping them entertained in restaurants too.

26. Mad Libs

 Mad Libs on the Road Super Silly Mad Libs Junior Sports Star Mad Libs Junior Summer Fun Mad Libs Junior

You really shouldn’t head out on a road trip without at least one Mad Libs book to keep the whole family entertained!

25. Free Interstate BINGO Printable

Free Interstate BINGO Printable

Found it here >> This Reading Mama

If you’re travelling with kids who are in Kindergarten through to second grade print out a set of these free bingo cards before you go. As you’re driving along they need to spot various items along the Interstate.

24. Road Trip Printables for Kids: Restaurant I Spy

Road Trip Printables for Kids: Restaurant I Spy

Found it here >> 3 Boys and a Dog

Here’s another great idea for long road trips, having the kids keep their eyes peeled for restaurant signs and billboards along the road.

23. Free Printable Road Trip Drawing Prompts

Free Printable Road Trip Drawing Prompts

Found it here >> Picklebums

If your children love to draw but sometimes need a little inspiration try printing out these drawing prompts and attaching them to a clipboard for the trip.

You can easily get clipboards here

22. Wikki Stix

 The Wikki Stix Book of Wiggles, Squiggles & Curlicues Wikki Stix Adventures Across America with Andy in The Wikki Stix Fun Truck! Playset Wikki Stix Traveler Playset Craft Kit Wikki Stix Lil’ Traveler Playset, 6-Inch Stix

Wikki Stix are brilliant for road trips (and plane journeys) because they can be stuck together and combined to make all kinds of creations but they’re totally mess free!

21. How to Pack a Travel Activity Bag

How to Pack a Travel Activity Bag

A travel bag is a great idea because not only will it keep your child entertained on the road but also in restaurants and during hotel stays. You can fill it with goodies from the Dollar Store or free printables from this collection.

20. DIY Clipping Toy for Toddlers

DIY Clipping Toy for Toddlers

Found it here >> Kid’s Activities

If you’re travelling with a toddler who isn’t quite ready for colouring books and play dough try making one of these clipping toys to keep them entertained.

19. DIY Busy Book for Travel

What a brilliant way of keeping the colouring pencils under control on a road trip!

Found it here >> Powerful Mothering

If your child loves colouring it is a great way to keep them occupied on long car journeys, except if they’re not very good at keeping hold of their pencils and they end up all over the floor! Here’s a genius way to stop that from happening.

18. Travel Games from Melissa and Doug

 Melissa & Doug Tape Activity Book: 4 Rolls of Easy-Tear Tape and 20 Reusable Scenes Melissa & Doug On the Go Felt Friends Craft Activity Set With 188 Felt Stickers Melissa & Doug On the Go Scratch Art Hidden-Picture Pad – Favorite Things Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Travel Memory Game – Wooden Game Board

You really can’t beat Melissa and Doug for creative travel games for your kids to play in the car. Here are just four of our favourites.

17. Transportation Themed Matching Game

 Transportation Themed Matching Game

Found it here >> Itsy Bitsy Fun

Matching games are a lot of fun and something your child can easily play on an activity tray in the back of the car. This brightly coloured game is sure to keep them engaged.

16. Little Red Riding Hood Finger Puppets

Little Red Riding Hood Finger Puppets

Found it here >> Easy Peasy and Fun

If your child likes to act out their favourite stories make a set of these finger puppets before you leave.

15. DIY Whiteboard Busy Bag Kids Travel Kit

DIY Whiteboard Busy Bag Kids Travel Kit

Found it here >> The OT Toolbox

How clever is this? A mini whiteboard that your child can write on and some popsicle stick prompts to inspire them.

12. Kid’s Travel Games

 Fashion Plates Travel World of Disney Eye Found It Travel Spirograph Playset Spot It! on the Road

If your road trip is really long you might want to pull out a new game or activity every couple of hours, and these travel games are perfect. You might even recognise a couple from your childhood!

13. Tic Tac Toe Busy Bag

 Tic Tac Toe Busy Bag

Found it here >> Simple Play Ideas

Tic Tac Toe is a fun game to play and we love that this DIY travel version has velcro so the pieces don’t fall off when you go around a corner.

12. DIY Travel Memory Game

DIY Travel Memory Game

Found it here >> Kid’s Activities

This travel memory game is so easy to make and because it’s felt the pieces will stay stuck together.

11. Road Trip BINGO Free Printable

Road Trip BINGO Free Printable

Found it here >> Housing a Forest

Here’s a fun set of BINGO cards for your road trip, and if you laminate them you can then use dry erase markers and wipe them clean in between games!

10. LEGO I Spy Bag

LEGO I Spy Bag

Found it here >> Learn with Play at Home

What a brilliant idea for an I Spy game. You could put any small toys inside the bag if your child prefers princesses or farm animals or even dinosaurs.

 Dinosaurs Farm Animals Frozen My Little Ponies

9. Make a Travel Timeline

Make a Travel Timeline

Found it here >> Housing a Forest

This is such a great idea. Hang up a piece of string and take along some mini pegs and pieces of paper. Have your children draw pictures of landmarks as you drive by and then they can track your progress by hanging up the pictures.

8. Mess Free Crafts

 Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center Travel Kit Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Activity Book Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Craft Kit My First Crayola Mess-Free Touch Lights

If your child loves to be creative then some of these mess free travel activities will keep them occupied in the car.

7. DIY Travel Board Games

DIY Travel Board Games

Found it here >> Choose to Thrive

Here’s a genius way to make your own magnetic travel board games!

6. Magnetic Travelling Farm Toddler Game

Magnetic Travelling Farm Toddler Game

Found it here >> Unoriginal Mom

How cute are these? They make a great activity for a child who loves farm animals. And if you are worried about them putting the magnetic pieces in their mouths you could make it with laminated pieces and velcro instead.

5. Doll in a Tiny Tin Bedroom

Doll in a Tiny Tin Bedroom

Found it here >> Tea Rose Home

Totally adorable! If your little girl loves imaginative play with dolls she’ll LOVE playing with this on a long car journey!

4. DIY Ice Cream Felt Board

DIY Ice Cream Felt Board

No instructions for this one but you should be able to figure it out from the picture. Let your child get busy creating their own delicious ice cream combinations!

3. DIY Travel Guess Who, Disney Style

DIY Travel Guess Who, Disney Style

Found it here >> Make it Scrappin’

This is the PERFECT travel game to make if you are road tripping to Disney World! And because its magnetic you don’t have to worry about the kids losing the pieces when you go around a corner.

2. Sweet Dreams Tiny Mouse Altoids Tin Playset

Sweet Dreams Tiny Mouse Altoids Tin Playset

Found it here >> Lindy J Design

Isn’t this just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Boys and girls will have so much fun playing with these little felt characters and when they’re done you just close them up in the altoids tin to take with you on your travels.

Want more? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
==> 28 Awesome Playsets You Can Make in an Altoid Tin collection!

1. DIY Travel LEGO Playset

DIY Travel LEGO Playset

Found it here >> Hello Splendid

LEGO lovers will be perfectly content in the car with this clever little playset made from a baby wipes container!

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