Taking a road trip as a family is one of the best gifts you can give to your kids. Visiting new places, spending time as an entire family, and enjoying nature are all important to a child’s growth. Traveling with your kids will help teach them confidence and responsibility. It will also help inspire creativity, inspiration and critical thinking. Road trips are fun for the whole family and will leave you with life long memories. Here are some ideas to help make your next road trip unforgettable!
There are so many fun road trip games! Depending on the ages of your kids, and their attention span, here are some awesome games that the whole family will love. You can give road trip prizes for the winners of the games, like “the winner gets to”:
-pick the music
-pick the next restaurant
-sit by the window
- 21 Questions- One person thinks of a person, place or thing and everyone else takes turns asking yes or no questions to figure out what the “thing” is. This game can be played with all ages and is so much fun!
- Roadtrip Bingo- Print out these cards in advance and play them when you’re on the road.
- I-Spy- Take turns picking an object in the car and having the others guess what it is.
- Alphabet Game- While looking out the window try and find words with all letters of the alphabet. Each player must start with the letter A and work their way to Z, spotting words that start with each letter.
Create a kids roadtrip map
To help stop the “are we there yet” question, help keep your kids occupied in the car. Print out a checklist of places along the route for them to “check” off so they can keep up with how far you have left to travel. Start with the place you are departing from, and end with the location you are arriving, and then add fun stops along the route in-between for them to check off and keep up with how close they are.
To help save time and money on your road trip pack your food ahead of time. It can also be a good idea to set up specific meal and snack times to help the drive go by faster. You can find parks, museums, or places of interest to pull over and let your kids stretch their legs and have a picnic.