Last Thursday my two oldest boys left with their grandparents, aunt and cousin to embark on their very first road trip. They traveled from Florida to North Carolina to spend the week at a cabin in the mountains. I remember taking lots of road trips from Illinois to Florida growing up and put together a printable book of activities and games to keep them busy. The license plate search and alphabet search game were always my favorite! The road trip printables can be found at the bottom of this post and include a license plate search, road trip bingo, design a truck page, road trip mad lib and a few other fun pages. These are prefect for young kids and tweens.
I must admit I was a little sad that they didn’t get to take their first road trip with Mike and I because I have so many good road trip memories of my own. It was almost exciting to send them off for a week so I could try to find a balance with our newborn and slightly jealous 19 month old daughter Delilah. I had a whole list of things I wanted to get done while the boys were gone and I don’t think I even scratched the surface but I did get in lots of snuggle time!
To avoid giving the kids (ages 5, 6 and 9) a bunch of loose pages for their trip I used a binder clip to secure the pages. I printed them, cut them down to size and then secured them together by punching a hole and using a binder ring. I found a six pack of binder rings at Target for less than $2. A lot of people on Instagram also suggested putting the sheets in page protectors and using a dry erase marker so the pages could be reused. Great idea!!
To make it easier to write I also bought small clipboards at Walmart for a few bucks and used vinyl to put each child’s name on the back. This way there is no fighting over books and clipboards! I have learned that there is nothing worse than having kids fight and argue in the confined area of a car during a long trip!
Here are the road trip printables
As always these are for personal use only. You may not sell, reproduce or claim any of the designs as your own.
- Cover Page & Mad Libs game
- License Plate Search
- Road Trip Bingo – page 1, page 2 (each page has two different bingo cards for a total of 4 different cards)
- Design a Truck
- Draw/Journal page and other game ideas
If you are like I used to be then you might be thinking great but I’m out of ink! In October of 2015 I got an HP printer and signed up for HP Instant Ink. I pay $2.99 per month, my printer orders the ink and then it shows up at my doorstep so I never even have to think about it. Use my code INSTANT3 and get the first 3 months free. I print all my printables on white cardstock using my HP printer with HP Instant Ink. While you are at it stop paying a kajillion dollars for white cardstock – they sell 150 sheets of Georgia Pacific brand 110lb cardstock for $5.49 at Walmart! Don’t say I never helped you save a few dollars.