Road Trip Fun: Travel Games for Kids to Pass the Time

Kiko Anderson
travel games for kids

Summer is here, and many families are hitting the road for a fun-filled road trip vacation. But as any parent knows, long car rides with kids can often be a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of travel games for kids that can help keep them entertained and pass the time. In this blog post, we’ll explore some fun and easy travel games for kids that will make your next road trip a breeze.

1. The License Plate Game 

This classic game is perfect for road trips. All you need to do is find license plates from different states and check them off on a list. You can find free printable lists online, or create your own. You can make the game as easy or challenging as you like, depending on how many states you want to try and find. Plus, it’s a great way for kids to learn about geography.

2. I Spy 

Another classic game that’s perfect for road trips, I Spy is a great way to keep kids entertained and help them pass the time. One person chooses an object they can see, and says “I spy with my little eye, something that is ____.” The other players take turns guessing what the object is until someone guesses correctly. Then it’s their turn to choose an object.

3. The Alphabet Game 

This game is great for keeping kids entertained and helping them learn the alphabet. The goal is to find something outside the car that starts with each letter of the alphabet, in order. For example, A could be apple tree, B could be blue car, and so on. You can make the game more challenging by doing it in reverse (finding items from Z to A), or by only using one category (like animals).

4. Guess Who 

A fun game for kids to play together or with parents, Guess Who involves thinking of a person (real or fictional), and giving clues for the other players to guess who it is. For example, “I’m a cartoon character, I live in a pineapple under the sea, and I have a pet snail named Gary.” The other players take turns guessing until someone gets it right, then it’s their turn to choose a person.

5. Mad Libs 

A great game that combines creativity and grammar, Mad Libs are perfect for road trips. You can buy books of Mad Libs at most bookstores or online, or you can print out free templates online. The game involves filling in the blanks of a story with different types of words (like nouns, verbs, and adjectives), without knowing what the story is about. The result is a wacky and hilarious story that will have kids laughing out loud.


Long car rides can be a challenge, but with these travel games for kids, you can help pass the time and keep everyone entertained. So next time you hit the road, make sure to pack some games and get ready for some road trip fun! And if you want to add more entertainment options to the mix, Troomi Wireless comes to the rescue! It’s a safe smartphone for kids with parental control features, allowing your children to access Troomi’s approved KidSmart® Apps like Disney+ and YouTube Kids. With Troomi Wireless, your kids can watch their favorite shows and enjoy educational content anywhere they are, all in a secure environment that you can control. So not only will the travel games keep the whole family engaged during the journey, but Troomi Wireless will also provide additional entertainment options to make the road trip even more enjoyable and safe for everyone!

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