Games and Activities for Road Trips

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Games and Activities for Road Trips

For many families, summer means travel. Whether you're visiting relatives or navigating to a destination vacation, pre-trip planning makes all the difference for kids cooped up in the car.

You may be familiar with car games like 20 Questions or I Spy, but do you know Dunk the Cows, N Is for Noah or Road Sign Bingo? Focus on the Family has put together a collection of new and old car games for your family to enjoy together this summer.

As you pack the bags and plan the snacks, don't forget to take along our list of summertime road trip games.

Printable Games and Activities

Dunk the Cows
(printable instructions and Dunk the Cows scorecards)

Road Sign Bingo
(printable instructions and Road Sign Bingo cards)

The Can Game
(printable instructions and Can Game cutouts)

Additional Games and Activities for Road Trips includes:
God Connection
Rhyme Time
N Is for Noah
Pass the Picture
20 Questions
Alphabet Associations
The Alphabet Game
And Then ...
I Spy
Licensed Letters
Name That Tune
Scavenger Hunt
Start-End Songs
and more!

"Games and Activities for Road Trips" first appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Thriving Family magazine and was titled "Road Trip!" If you enjoyed this article, read more like it in Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. Get it delivered to your home by subscribing to it for a gift of any amount.

"Games and Activities for Road Trips" copyright © 2011 by Focus on the Family. 

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