Our summer has been full of fun, adventure and road trips. We’ve taken 5 road trips so far, throughout the state of Wisconsin and we’ve had some pretty memorable experiences. I’ve learned a thing or two along our journeys so today I’m sharing some of my tips and ideas with you, like these printable road trip games.
Being in a car for hours can get rather boring for older kids. Sure, most of them have smartphones these days, but hello data. I learned that the hard way when one of the boys managed to use half of our combined 12 GB in just one weekend. So rather than making them stare out the window for hours on end, we decided to play some games along the way. We play traditional road trip games like “I Spy” and I made these printable road trip games to keep them occupied even longer.
Printable Road Trip Games
I’ve created the following free printable road trip games. Just click the images or the links to print. We’ve got the Find it on the Road printable road trip game where the kids have to find each of the things on the list. I made it a little challenging so that they actually have to look for some of the things but since we tend to travel the freeway and country roads, they’ll be easy to spot if their eyes are open. Well maybe not the nose picker, but hey.. I’ve seen it before!
These two Road Trip Games are classic and fun. I used to play the License Plate Game when I was a kid and it really made the time fly by. The goal is to see how many license plates from different states you can find. Print one sheet for each kid and compare them to see who was paying the most attention! Of course we can’t forget the classic Tic Tac Toe. That never gets old. I even know a secret to winning every time, but the kids finally caught on!
It’s always important to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the road, so be sure to do any routine maintenance beforehand. Things like checking the tire pressure and fluids is a given but your car will most likely be due for an oil change too.
Don’t forget about the snacks and beverages otherwise you’ll be making lots of stops along the way. We always stock up, and I ‘ve found an easier way to bring along road trip snacks. We bought some of those divided containers for just a few bucks and put fruit in one, chips and cookies in the other. They’re resealable, easy to access and we’re not stuck with wrappers all around the truck.
You might find these 5 summer road trip tips that I shared earlier this summer helpful too.