Are you going on a road trip this summer? Millions of people will hit the road this summer including to America’s 10 Best Summer Road trips for 2015
. We are taking a road trip to Colorado in August, so I am already thinking about how I am going to keep my kids busy with some road trip activities. We have about 10 hours to plan for, and I don’t want it to be a trip based solely on tablets and smartphones
. I want my kids to enjoy the great outdoors and have a little fun doing it. (this post has affiliate links)
Here are some really fun travel hacks, homemade activities, games, books, and printables I found for your road trip.
Road Trip Activities!
My trip is going to be so much easier with these hacks. These are genius ideas.
Bring a shower caddy for eating in the car
Use a rubber band to hold up your cell phone
Put snacks in tackle box for a wide variety of treats
Put a bar of soap in nylon stocking and use it at any water outlet
. – Genius! This is especially great for camping.
Fun homemade activities
Here are some fun things you can do before you go to make the ride a lot easier for you and the kids.
Road trip LEGO boxes
Road trip treat ideas
Make a kid size travel pillow
Make a lap tray for the car
The ride goes so much faster if you are enjoying yourself. Here are some fun games you can play with the kids.
Travel Scavenger Hunt For Kids Card Game
– This game helps you find items while driving including a game with 54 scavenger hunt cards.
Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center Travel
– Kids can keep busy for hours with this dry erase board and crayons. There are activity templates for 8 different games.
Peaceable Kingdom / Sticker Fun! Funny Faces Reusable Sticker Tote
– Reusable stickers stick to a fold out background for hours of fun. This is great for kids 3 and older.
Green Auto Backseat Bingo Pack of 4 Bingo Cards Great For Family Vactions Car Rides and Road Trips
– Who doesn’t love bingo? In this game you get a set of 4 auto bingo cards. You would slide the “finger tip” to mark the space. This allows you to play over and over again.
For a little quiet time on the road, these activities books will be fun for the kids and allow you a little rest time.
Rand McNally Best Travel Activity Book Ever!
– The title says it all! The best EVER!
The Everything Kids’ Travel Activity Book:
Games to Play, Songs to Sing, Fun Stuff to Do – Guaranteed to Keep You Busy the Whole Ride!
On the Go Mazes
(Dover Little Activity Books) – If your kids like to do mazes, this is the book for them.
Mad Libs on the Road
– I love Mad Libs! This was my favorite road trip game ever.
Printables are also a great way to keep the kids busy while enjoying the ride.
Restaurant I Spy game
License plate search game
20 Car trip games
Road trip scavenger hunt
If you want to read more about planning a road trip check out Car Hacks, Tricks and Tips for Families.
You gotta see this Travel Car Seat Tray
perfect for snacks on the go!
What are you planning on doing this summer? Are you going anywhere? We would love to hear!