This set of Printable Road Trip Games for kids is another addition to my printable workbooks for preschoolers. It is perfect for entertaining children during travel.
The free version which you can download is part of the complete set of 35 pages of games and play activities.
The pack is full of colorful and interesting images to keep your child’s attention.
What /you’ll Love
- Colorful images to capture their attention
- Games for brain activity
- Games that engage kids with their real surroundings and help them observe nature better during the trip
- Games that encourage dialogue between family members
- Learning included (counting, coloring, matching and tracing, thinking and observing)
And you’ll be happy when there’s less screen time.
This set of games includes:
- Scavenger hunt games will make your children observe their surroundings during the trip.
For example, they will observe the different passing vehicles, trees, nature colors etc
- I spy sheets which will help children engage their minds. They will require to count and answer how many objects they found from the picture shown. This will help them revise their counting too.
The objects they have to count are easy and small numbers (within 1 and 10) that they can find without much help if they know basic 1 – 10 counting. My son can count to ten but he can not write down all answers on his own so I will assist him with this.
- Animal Dress Up Play: There are 8 animal heads.
You can cut out the head shapes or leave them as the base to place the props on.
They come with 11 props (glasses, hats, dresses).
Your kids can change the dresses or get the animals ready for a special day.
You can also role-play a party prep scene with your kids, for example, two characters want the same dress and how the third one (you or your child) helps the animals solve the problem, or a couple of friends go to a store to buy clothes etc…
- Miscellaneous games include:
- License plate search
- Car race drawing puzzle
- Match and color game
- Very bright-colored solar system question-answer game. (One of my favorites!)
- Super easy three-letter word search game
Most games are independent play but some, like the solar system, the scavenger hunt games, or even the animal dress up play can be used to encourage dialogue between everyone in the car.
I recommend you play the solar system game when traveling at night. So kids’ imagination can actually go farther and as they answer each question, you can ask them to look at the sky and see if they can find one of the images shown in the printout in the sky too.
It really helps if I show him how to do an activity once, I would guide him once through each and every step. We enjoy doing printables together like this.
Then when I have taken the time to make expectations clear, he picks up quicker and is able to do something on his own better next time.
In the long term, that is more time saving than when I would just hand him a bunch of colorful sheets to do because I’m engaged or stuck with something, assuming he will quickly busy himself with them.
Materials You’ll Require
- Print out of these sheets
- Any colorful pens or markers your child uses
- Safety scissors for cutting out animal-dress up props (It would be better if this part is done by mama while preparing the workbook at home)
- Optional: Dry erase marker if you laminate all the sheets for reusing them
How To Use
Choose the games you like or plan to use.
Print them out on a regular paper or a card stock.
If you laminate all the sheets, they can be reused and the props can survive little hands longer.
All games are no prep and ready for use once you download and get a printout, except the dress up games at the end.
You can separate the pages with props and bind together the rest of the pages to form a workbook for handy use.
To store the dress-up props, clip a packet with your workbook or use a pocket if the printables are in a binder so everything stays together so something doesn’t keep falling out and going under car seats, or even out the window, lol.
Forgive me if you find too many animals. I had to give in to my son’s obsession with everything animals so I make things he actually finds interesting. (I did mix in other activities too!)
Download Free Samples From This Pack
I picked up two of my favorite, the solar system and one of the character and props. I hope your kids enjoy using these.
Get The Whole Set Here
You can purchase the travel games book by visiting my shop here.
Also, be sure to look out for any bundle deal available too so you can get more workbooks for the price of one.