7 Ways to Keep Kids Occupied on a Road Trip ...


For most families, summer means road-trips, and that can mean bored kids wanting to stop every ten miles and complaining the whole way.

How on earth will you keep your kids occupied?

No worries!

I’ve traveled from Michigan to the west coast with kids twice, and lived to tell!

Here’s my list of 7 ways to keep your kids occupied and happy on a road trip2

1. Junie B. Jones Books

Junie B. Jones Books

Price: $4.99 each at amazon.com

What little girl doesn’t relate to Junie B.

Jones, a precocious kindergartener (then first-grader)?

These short chapter books document all of the drama of a girl her age, from losing a tooth, to almost being a flower girl, to kindergarten graduation.

Choose a few of these (there are more than 30 of them!) and keep your little one occupied!

2. Disney • Pixar’s “up”

Disney • Pixar’s “up”

Price: $20.49 at amazon.com

So many trucks and vans come equipped with DVD players, and a movie is one way to keep your kids occupied for at least an hour at a time!

And this movie will satisfy kids of all ages.

The animation is spectacular, the story is sweet, and your kids will love Russell, the chubby little stowaway who makes the whole film.

3. Road Trip Bingo

Road Trip Bingo

Price: $4.99 at amazon.com

Do your kids love the “I Spy” game?

Then they’ll love Roadtrip Bingo, which will have them hunting for road signs and landmarks and more!2

The best part?

It doesn’t require batteries!

4. The Alphabet Memory Game

The Alphabet Memory Game

Photo Credit: lbeau

Notice that this item doesn’t have a price tag attached to it.

It’s the best game to play on a road trip, and it’s completely free!

Here’s how it works: one person starts the game by saying the first letter of the alphabet, then an item that starts with that letter (“A, apple”).

The next person says the first letter, the first word, then adds the next letter, and a word they choose (“A, apple.

B, book”).

The game continues until one person simply can’t remember the word for each letter.

It’s so much fun!

The more people, the merrier, and no-one’s allowed to write anything down — that’s cheating!

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