Fun, printable games to play in a car on a road trip
Road trips can be really fun! But if you have kids (or easily-bored adults), you might need some help in keeping your car occupied. This is the post for you!
License Plate Game
The license plate game is a classic road trip game, with lots of options for rules. In the above image, we’ve created a scorecard for the game. Simply cross out the state of a license plate you’ve seen, and at the end of the designated timeline, write your final score in the space given.
To download the image as a PDF, click here.
Car Scavenger Hunt
If you want to play another game about cars, try our car brand scavenger hunt! If you are a car aficionado, you can guess without seeing the logo, but we’ve provided images here for additional help. Feel free to add other brands as you see them, especially if one make is more common in the area.
To download the scavenger hunt as a PDF, click here.
Tic Tac Toe
Tic tac toe is an easy game and a good way to waste some time. Print out several sheets, or just print one and laminate it to use over and over! We have other printable tic tac toe sheets here and here for you to use as well.
To download the template as a PDF, click here.
Checkers is another easy game to play. You don’t even have to have official checkers pieces – use bottle caps from sodas that you collect along the way. Anything that can fit inside the square can be used (as long as you can distinguish between the two teams, of course!)
To download the checker sheet as a PDF, click here.
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