I know car rides can be boring for the kids so I like to make sure that they have things to do. Check out these Car Ride activities for kids and make sure you have them along with you on your next trip!
Car Ride Activities for Kids
We take long road trips quite often. Every year we take a trip to our family reunion, which depending on the year can be 1 hour away or 12 hours away. Then tossed in there are some shorter trips or ones that are 18-24 hours of drive time depending on where we are going.
Of course we always load up the car with plenty of kid friendly snacks. We bring the kids favorite movies, but for a long drive that isn’t going to cut it to keep everyone’s sanity while we are driving.
I don’t mind my kids playing their handheld devices like the Nintendo switch or their tablets but I don’t want the whole ride to be filled with electronics. Thankfully there are lots of fun car ride activities that will keep the kids busy and they will enjoy!
9 Activities Kids can do in the car
Get each kid a cheap digital camera or a disposable camera. They can take photos along the way of the things that they find cool and interesting! They can later use these photos to make a scrapbook about the trip.
Bring a notebook for each kid. Have them write or draw about things they find fun and interesting along the way. This is also a great way for them to remember the trip. If you have younger kids they have these awesome notebooks that have a drawing spot and a writing spot in them.
Play I Spy. This is one that the whole family can get in on and have fun with.
Scavenger Hunt. You can make your own list before you leave for the trip. There is also a great Travel Scavenger Hunt card game that is fun for kids.
Car Ride Bingo. Here is a FREE Car ride Bingo Printable that you can print and bring with you. Just give the kids a pen and have them mark off the things they find.
Coloring books and markers. I suggest markers over crayons because sometimes kiddos are forgetful and a melted crayon is no fun!
Crossword Puzzles. There are many different ones you can grab on Amazon or at your local dollar store. They also make them for all ages.
Activity Books. There are lots of activity books on Amazon for kids. Pick one that you think your kid will enjoy.
Books. I like to get the kids a new book or 2 before leaving on a road trip so they have it with them to start a new book while on the trip.