Road trip activities for Toddlers
Going on a long road trip can be a cost effective way to start your vacation. But traveling with kids can be a hard thing to do. you need to have many things to do to keep them busy.
Some families will opt to travel via air with their kids, which we have done numerous times. While many, like you, opt for the fun and adventurous road trips.
I’m happy to give you a list of road trip actives for toddlers to help keep them busy for miles and miles.
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Non screen road trip activities for toddlers
Now is the time to whip out the awesome lap desks or car seat trays that you’ve seen online. You can stop by your local store and get your toddlers a fresh new coloring book and a fresh set of their favorite coloring markers, crayons, pencils, etc.
Doodle pad or sketch pad
Grab your worksheets, like this adorable fun flower maze and answer key from Education.com Here you can find more fun activities for your toddlers. They’ll make a great addition to your road trip activities list.
License plate game
If you’re kids are old enough to understand this concept, I always enjoyed this game as a kid. You may have to wait a few years or it may just be a game for mom and dad. But, they make these awesome books that have examples of each State and U.S. Territory’s license plate. Here is where you can mark off each plate and write where you were when you found it and the date.
This is a classic game to play and can get adults and kids involved together. I’m pretty sure everybody knows this game. No need to explain.
You can also get a fun traveling I spy scavenger hunt type game like the one below.
This can be a fun thing for all in the car. If you find a good book series that is age appropriate for kids on a cd, or an audible thing like Kindle Audible, then you’ve got quite the time passing event. Plus, if getting car sick is a problem, you’re eliminating the physical book and car sickness impact. You can use this link to try Audible and you can get TWO FREE audiobooks!!!
Screen time road trip activities for toddlers
This is a no brainer. Easy to grab a portable dvd system or a car dvd system and get it set up in your vehicle. Let the kids pick out a few movies and you’re set. You can also use Netflix or Hulu and they’ll have an abundance to choose from.
This is an easy one. You pick the games for their iPad or other electronic device. I also recommend checking out ABCmouse.com
These are just a few fun ideas to keep your toddler entertained on your next road trip. Feel free to share your kids favorites in the comments.