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Before you load up the family truckster on your next adventure, make sure you print out this fun road trip game for the kids! The license plate game is a longtime road trip favorite! See how many you can spot on the open highway!
Boredom Busters for Long Car Rides
We have a pretty strong road trip game over here and I would guess that we have logged well over 20,000 travel miles in the car with our kiddos over the last 10 years. We have driven from our home in Pennsylvania to Florida (6 times), Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina (5 times), Niagara Falls, Wyoming and probably some trips I’m not remembering at the moment. If there is one major tip I can give you when it comes to traveling with kids: a little preparation goes a longggggggggggggggg way.
We plan our big road trips carefully. We always make sure that we allot time for bathroom and stretch breaks as we plot our journey on the map and look for potential hotels. The week or two before our trips, I spend a lot of time gathering printable road trip activities, snacks, etc for the kids to enjoy on our journey. When we drove to Yellowstone, I made up some Adventure Bucks for them to earn and then they were able to trade them in for prizes that I had in my dollar store treasure box. They had SO much fun with that!!
Printable License Plate Game
Did you grow up playing the License Plate Game on car trips? We sure did!! It’s a fun game that encourages kids to put their electronics down for periods of time and observe the outside world. The goal is to find as many different states as possible by checking out the license plates on the cars that you pass on the highway! So fun and super easy!
Get the printable: License Place Game Printable
This printable is an easy-to-open PDF file and you can print out however many copies you need. Note: this printable is for personal use only.
What other games or activities do your kids enjoy on long car trips?
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