Summer is here and that means road trips and time spent in the car going places. I know car rides can be boring for the kids so I like to make sure that they have things to do. I don’t mind my kids playing their handheld devices like the Nintendo DS or their tablets but I don’t want the whole ride to be filled with electronics. Check out these Car Ride Boredom Busters for kids and make sure you have them along with you on your next trip!
If you have preschoolers, check out this great list of Activity Books for preschoolers that are great to bring with you on a road trip!
Car Ride Boredom Busters for kids
Get each kid a cheap digital camera. They can take photos along the way of the things that they find cool and interesting! You can grab one for as low as $40!
Bring a notebook for each kid and let them write about things they find fun and interesting along the way. This is also a great way for them to remember the trip.
Play I Spy. This is one that the whole family can get in on and have fun with.
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.
Get Going, America Write and Wipe Games To Go! Activity Book. For ages 7 to 10 years; Peaceable Kingdom packaging is all designed to be frustration free – naturally!
Fun Activities to bring in the car to beat Car Ride Boredom
- Color Magnetic Drawing Doodle Board with Stampers
- Travel Spirograph Playset
- Smethport Wooly Willy Original Toy
- Mad Libs on the Road Paperback
- Handheld Rings Water Game
- Smethport Hair-Do Harriet Toy
- Melissa & Doug On the Go Scratch Art Color-Reveal Pad