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Sanity Saving Road Trip Activities, Games and Printables

A road trip with kids can be a whole lot of fun or completely overwhelming. The combination of bored kids and way too many miles to go can be a recipe for disaster. Save your sanity and make your road trip a more pleasant experience. A collection of road trip activities, games and printables will keep the kids entertained and occupied. Most of these ideas are grab and go or take little preparation. Bring them along on your next road trip. You’ll be thanking me for them!


Let’s find something to do while we’re waiting. These take along activities are perfect for the car and even when you reach your destination.

Ocean Felt Busy Box

Portable Lego Kit

Take Along Activity Kit

40 Free Printable Activities

Activity Pack

Countdown Games

Quell the “Are We There Yets” with these visual countdown ideas. I’m definitely taking these along on our next road trip.

Visor Clips

Are We There Yet Travel Countdown


Many of these games take little to no preparation. They’re fun for kids of all ages (and adults too).

String Cheese Scavenger Hunt

Ultimate Road Trip Game

DIY Mini License Plate Game

Licence Plate Game

Yellow Car Game

Traveling Tic Tac Toe Game

Are We There Yet Map Game

Games to Play in the Car


There are a ton of printables here! Download a bunch and put them into individual binders. I slip each page into sheet protectors so each sheet can be used over and over again.

Dry Erase Activity Book

Printable Travel Journal (plus links to more)

Free Travel Printables for Kids

Disney Coloring Sheets

I Spy Printable

Bingo Printable

Ultimate Road Trip Kit

We keep all of our activities, games and printables in our Ultimate Road Trip Kit. I used  this great carrier from Diono to keep everything nice, neat and organized. (affiltate link)

Love Road Trips? Check out our Road Trippin’ with Kids Board on Pinterest.



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7 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Kids | Adventures in Familyhood

Thursday 10th of August 2017

[…] plenty for the kids to do is key. Our Travel Pal is loaded with games, coloring books, puzzles and travel binders. We call it our Ultimate Road Trip Kit and pretty much take it anywhere. In addition, we take along […]

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