Need fun games to play in the car? Load the kids up in the car and head out for an adventure. Hit the road with this list of great road trip games you can print right away. These boredom busters offer fun for the everyone allowing the time to quickly pass on the way to your destination.
On the road again….
Spring break, summer break, holiday breaks. Whatever the reason, travel is around the corner and soon families will be hitting the road for vacation. Family road trips can be a great way to spend time together, but they can also be long and tedious if you are not prepared.
How do you make a car ride fun?
We asked some moms, how do you make a car ride fun? There were plenty of fun answers to make a long road trip more comfortable.
- Charge electronics before a trip so they kids can have screen time
- Pack a lot of snacks
- Purchase new toys and games for a car treasure chest
- Watch a movie on a car screen
- Download audio books
- Plan pit stops at fun places
While we agree with many of these ideas, some of them could become quite costly. Instead of adding everything to a very expensive online shopping cart…. Instead of everyone putting on head phones and looking at their tablets…. Put the electronics down and try some low-cost verbal games with your family.
We put together some fun car games for families you can print today! What makes this set of 12 road trip games unique is that they require very few supplies. They are also perfect car boredom busters creating family fun for everyone – young and old.
Road Trip Games to Play in the Car
When it’s time to plan your next road trip, don’t get caught without a plan to keep everyone busy. Found in our printable pages of fun car games, these games are perfect for passing the time and keeping everyone entertained. To make the most of your time in the car, we’ve put together a list of our favorite road trip games to play in the car to print out and entertain the whole group.
Some popular road trip games include I Spy, 20 Questions, The Alphabet Game, The License Plate Game, The Counting Game, and Road Trip Bingo.
Here’s a quick overview of how to play car games listed in our printable set.
I Spy: This classic game is perfect for young children and can be played by anyone. One person starts by saying, “I spy with my little eye something that is (color, shape, texture, etc.).” The other players then have to guess what object the first person is thinking of.
20 Questions: This game is similar to I Spy, but instead of describing an object, the player thinks of a person, place, or thing. The other players then get to ask 20 questions to try to figure out what the player is thinking of.
The Alphabet Game: The goal of this game is to spot objects in alphabetical order staring with letter a, then letter b and so on. For example, you might see an Acura, balloon, and cat. The next person would then have to find something that starts with the letter D.
The License Plate Game: This game is played by looking for license plates from different states. The first person to spot a license plate from every state wins the game. It’s hard to get 50 state tags when you involve Hawaii and Alaska!
Animal Name Game: Perfect their spelling you start listing this series of animals. Let the fun continue when each player list the name of an animal that starts when the ending letter of the alphabet from the pervious animal listed. See if you can stump the next player!
Car Cricket: Pay attention to the color of cars and try to score the most points when you are up to bat. This game has no skill but see who will get lucky racking up their points to 100 winning the game first.
Connections: Connect words in this fun ongoing game. It will be quite insightful to see how the whole family sees different words and how different things string together in their mind making each invidudal unique.
Conversation Starters: Get to know your family with these conversation starters. Perfect for the dinner table, they also can be used in the car for road trip fun!
Sing a Long String a Long: Warm up your vocal chords and try to catch a tune. String the line of a song with a new song when you connect words from lyrics
I’m Going on a Picnic: In this game, the first player lists something they are bringing on a picnic. The second person repeats their items and adds one of their own items. The game continues with a string of items added to the picnic basket. (Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to fit inside, get creative with ideas!)
Impersonation: See if you can identify the actor or character your carmate is impersonating!
Alphabet Categories: MORE
What makes these the best car games is they can easily be adapted to younger kids, older kids and even adults. In fact, I was reminiscing playing with my youth group leader as a teen driving cross country. That means, both a 15 year old and 35 year old found this engaging and fun!
These frugal friendly games are mostly spoken word games. So the driver can use his/her mind and engage on the fun too. When a checklist is needed, a passenger can keep track of their score.
Road Trip Car Games Printable
How many times have you found yourself in the backseat of a car, struggling to find something to do during a long car ride? Luckily, there are lots of great road trip games that you can play while you’re on the go.
We put together the best car games for adults and kids to play together. What sets these games apart from the others. Everything you need is put together in budget-friendly printable pages. Instead of digging deeply through the index of Google, you can put aside all electronics (including your phone) and enjoy printable games at your finger tips.
Let’s us keep the car ride fun. You don’t have to spend a fortunate to have a back pocket full of boredom busters! Print out this low-cost Road Trip Car Games PDF & let the fun begin! It’s filled with twelve creative games that are easy to pull together and are sure to keep everyone entertained.
What you get with purchase:
- 12 of the Best Road Trip Games for Kids with Directions & Supply List
- Family Conversation Cards
- License Plate Game Checklist
- Car Scavenger Hunt Checklist
From license plate games and singing games to alphabet games and conversation starters, there’s something for everyone on this list.
So, the next time you’re planning a family vacation or road trip, remember to print out this Road Trip Car Game Printable, grab something to write with and have a blast with these travel games for kids.
It’s not always easy to keep kids occupied while in the car, but these printable games will get the whole family laughing. This set is full of frugal family fun!
Get the Games to Play in the Car Printable Set
Free Printable Car Games to Play
Not ready to purchase? That’s okay. Try a sample of fun car resources found in our free printable library. You can download and print this road trip scavenger hunt today. This car scavenger hunt is actually included in the printable games to play in the car, but if you want to try it out before you buy, grab it alone today.
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More Road Trip Fun!
Hit the road with this list of great road trip games. If you want more than verbal games, there are plenty of places you can purchase games you can play in the car.
Grab car games you can purchase on Amazon if you want more hands on fun. Take a look at these Road Trip Games for Kids.
Road Trip Games to Buy
- Scavenger Hunt Card Game for Kids
- Vintage Regal Games Original Travel Bingo (you will recognize this nostalgic game!)
- Rubberneckers: Everyone’s Favorite Travel Game
- On-The-Go Game Travel Activity Pad for Kids
- The Best Ever Back Seat Games
- License Plate Travel Sticker Book Game
- Would You Rather Game Book – Travel Edition
- Brain Quest For the Car
Of course, get creative and make up your own DIY car ride games. If the kids have some involvement, they might be excited to play games they made up!
The Counting Game: This game is played by seeing how many of a certain object you can spot. For example, you might see 5 red cars or 10 different types of animals.
The Road Trip Bingo Game: This game is played by having players cross off items on a car bingo board as they spot them along the road. Be sure to have some fun prizes for the winners!
Punch Buggy: Bring back a classic road trip game from your childhood. Not many Volkswagen bugs are on the road these days but transition this old game to something similar using Teslas (for example.)
While you are in the car, you will also appreciate these ideas for staying organized and keeping clean. Enjoy these tried and true mom car hacks to keep everything within reach on the long drive.
So next time you’re on a looong road trip, be sure to bring along some of these genius family games to play in the car to help keep everyone happy!
Do you have any favorite road trip games your family loves? Let us know in the comments below or our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you.
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Last Updated on May 24, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
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