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Road Trip Games (Free Road Trip Bingo Printable)

July 10, 2015|Posted in: Family and Relationships

Road Trip Bingo CoverLooking for ways to keep the kiddos busy in the car on your road trip this summer?  Here is a list of fun ways to occupy the kids (and the grownups) while you’re on vacation:

Games to Play in the Car

  • Road Trip Bingo – Print out cards of things you’ll see along the way.  Sign up for Love My Big Happy Family’s Newsletter and you will receive a free printable of the Road Trip Bingo game  pictured below.  It has four game sheets with a different arrangement of pictures each.  Print out several copies of each sheet and attach each set to a clip board.  Give each child a marker to mark of the itemss on their game sheet as they find them.  You could also print the game sheets out on card stock, laminate them and use dry erase markers.  GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLE HERE!  (You will receive your printable in a second email after you confirm your email address).

Road Trip Bingo

  • Count the Slug Bugs – We played a variation of Slug Bug when our kids were younger (since we didn’t want anyone getting hit ).  We counted all the slug bugs we saw and tallied in a notebook how many we saw of each color.  Everyone made a prediction of what color they thought there would be the most of.  Of course there were the usual blue, red and green, but on a long trip you’ll find some unique ones as well, like hot pink or camouflage!  We would call out, “Slug Bug Yellow!” etc when we saw one.  The winner could be the one who makes the correct prediction as to which color will be the most common or the winner could be the one to find the most slug bugs.
  • State Plates – Make a list of license plates you see and try to find as many different states as you can.  Use a notebook and make a list of each state you see or you could make a list of all of the states and check them off as you find them.  Another fun variation would be to tally how many license plates you come across from each state,
  • Alphabet Hunt – Look for the letters of the alphabet on billboards and road signs, start with A and work through the alphabet, some will be found easily and quickly, other letters will take a while to find.
  • Notebook Games – Of course the old standbys like Tic-Tac-Toe, Hang Man, Connect the Dots to Make Boxes are great ways to pass the time as well.  Allyou will need is notebook and something for each person to write with.

Playing games in the car can make the time go by faster, keep everyone’s mind busy and engages and require them to take notice of their surroundings.  It’s a great way to make your vacation more fun for everyone!

Sign up for Love My Big Happy Family’s newsletter and receive this free printable Road Trip Bingo game!  It’s the perfect way to keep the kids busy while riding in the car on vacation.

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  1. Dayne
    July 13, 2015

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    So cute and fun! I will have to share this with my sister!

  2. Stephanie
    July 13, 2015

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    Great idea!

  3. Stephanie
    July 13, 2015

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    Oh slug bug. An oldie but a goodie. We like 20 questions too!

  4. Cole
    July 13, 2015

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    We used to go on a lot of long drives as kids during the holidays. I used to like this one game we played with our grandpa. You start with an animal that begins with an A, and if that person says alligator, the next person has to name an animal that begins with an R because its the last letter in alligator.

  5. Nakeya Divine
    July 14, 2015

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    Great ideas. I wish I would have thought of the road trip bingo when my children were younger.

  6. Lori
    July 14, 2015

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    The alphabet game was always our favorite! I love that Bingo printable!! Such a great idea!

  7. Meagan
    July 16, 2015

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    I am in love with this! This is awesome. I’ll have to share this with our parents and students. Such a wonderful resource and great for keeping the kiddos busy on road trips.

  8. Anne Campbell
    July 16, 2015

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    So fun for keeping the kiddies occupied on the road! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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