There are times when getting to the campground is half the battle. The kids might be excited and too restless for even a short ride in the car. Fortunately, there are a few games that can be played as you travel that will help pass the time.
In our hunt for some suggestions, we ran across Mom’s Minivan’s Printables page. There is plenty here to help you get creative and keep everyone happy on a road trip.
There are two sets of printable Car Bingo cards with 4 different cards each. These will go over well and make things easy for since you can print a set for each child or simply a page a piece. You could laminate and re-use or not be bothered with it, the choice is yours.
There are two cards for Lines and Dots. Card 1 is smaller print and made for older kids while Card 2 is larger print for the younger ones.
The Tic Tac Toe page could be printed in multiples and kept in the vehicle for anytime you have to wait or the kids are getting restless. Filling in X’s and 0’s is easy, even for the smallest of them and each page provides 30 chances to play
Travel Scavenger Hunt cards are separated for big and little kids. You can also download instructions for how to play the game. The big kids’ list has words and checkboxes while the littls kids’ list has pictures. This way everyone gets to play whether they’ve learned how to read yet or not.
How about a game of Battleship in the car? Instructions are provided for making your own gameboard. You can download how to play the game and be sure to print lots of game boards because the kids are going to want to play this a lot.
You can download all of these games at MomsMinivan.com.
Hopefully these will make you trip go by quickly and pleasantly. We can’t wait to see you enjoying yourself around the campground.