Printable RV Road Trip Games

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Printable Road Trip Games

Road trips can be long and monotonous, especially for passengers, but printable road trip games can help make the journey more enjoyable. Here are five popular printable road trip games:

These games can be easily printed out and customized to suit the preferences and ages of the players, making them ideal for keeping everyone entertained during long road trips.

Tips for Using Pintables on a Road Trips

  • A binder can be an effective way to keep the PDF's tidy and easily accessible and preventing them from getting lost or damaged.
  • If you have time, consider laminating them and using easy erase markers so that they can be easily reused
  • Using clipboards can help children have a firm writing surface while filling out pintables in the car.
  • Use praise and maybe rewards to keep the kids interested in completing the tasks or games.

Licence Plate Game:

Players try to spot licence plates from as many different states or countries as possible. You can print out a map of the United States or a list of states to check off as you see them.

Travel Scavenger Hunt:

Make a list of items for players to find during the trip, such as a red barn, a windmill, a certain type of billboard, or a specific road sign. Players mark off items as they spot them, and the first to find everything on the list wins.

  • The scavenger hunt activity encourages children to stay alert and tick off items on a list during the road trip.
  • To make it for drive time, only pause the game at during food or bathroom stops. 

Alphabet Game

Players try to find words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, in order, using signs, billboards, or licence plates. For example, A for Applebee's, B for Burger King, and so on. The first player to complete the alphabet wins.

20 Questions:

One player thinks of an object, and the other players take turns asking yes-or-no questions to guess what it is. To make it more challenging, set a limit on the number of questions allowed.

Counting Cars Game

  • The Counting Cars game involves children counting cars of specific colours or types, such as trucks, convertibles, or red cars.
  • Printable sheets can be used to keep track of the counts in the Counting Cars game.
  • To keep the Counting Cars game interesting, you can vary the criteria, such as counting only Campervans or Trucks
  • To keep the kids interested, kids can be tasked with counting unique or less common car colours

State Capitals Word Scramble

  • The State Capitals Word Scramble game includes worksheets covering all 50 US state capitals, typically with 25 capitals per worksheet
  • The game can be presented in three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard, catering to different age groups.
  • In the easiest level, some letter clues are provided to help solve the scramble.
  • The medium level provides the first letter of each scrambled word as a hint.
  • The hardest level does not provide any clues, making it more challenging.

Spot the Difference

  • Spot the Difference involves comparing two nearly identical images to find discrepancies between them. Popular themes for printable sheets include camping trips, construction cranes, dancing unicorns, and dinosaurs.
  • This game is beneficial in improving children's attention to detail and observation skills.
  • Spot the difference game is best enjoyed on a road trip using printable sheets that can double as colouring pages once all differences are found.

Road Trip Bingo:

Create bingo cards with items commonly seen on road trips, such as specific road signs, types of vehicles, landmarks, or animals. Players mark off items as they spot them, and the first to get bingo wins.

Keeping the kids entertained on RV road trips can be challenging. We hope some of the ideas above will help spur you along to printing off some fun games, and if you have time get them laminated. From my own experience, getting the kids involved in selecting and choosing the games will help the whole process a success. Less chance of being blamed for choosing boring games!