Road Trip Activities for Kids

Traveling and creating memories with your children is one of your favorite things to do. However, the trip there can cause you to go insane and want to quite literally “flip the car around”. We’ve prepared a small list of things to keep your kids busy while on your way to your favorite family destination.

Travel Binders – A binder of things that your kid can read, color, or play with can help keep them busy. Include things like pictures of your destination, coloring pages related to where you’re going, and maybe depending on the age – words related to where you’re going if your child is learning to read.

Tablet – Some parents may disagree with this, so this one’s up to you. Some kids like to watch YouTube or play games on tablets. This can keep kids busy for hours while on the road. If your tablet requires an internet connection you can “tether” it with the internet connection on your cell phone.

Audio Books / Stories – Sometimes kids like to listen to their favorite film over the radio. You can download audio books and burn them to a CD to listen to while on the road.

Plan Play Stops – Depending on your route, you can plan little play stops. Bring your favorite game and play it in the grass at a rest top. Stop by Target and let them pick out a little toy to play with the car. Check out the next city’s museum. Getting out and stretching their little legs might just be enough to help your child remain calm.

Letter Plate – Bring a plate with every letter on it. Every time they see a sign with a letter on it, let them peal off the letter. It doesn’t have to be a sign, you can go with things that begin with that letter. For example a Blue truck passes you, let them remove the B, you can make up many variations of this game.

Letter walk: walk around the neighborhood looking for letters on signs or things that begin with that letter, and then fold down tab on the plate.This would make a great car activity too!

If you have any suggestions for other moms, make sure to leave them in the comments below.