Roadtrip FUN Folder! (with 20+ FREE Reusable Games)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Roadtrip FUN Folder! (with 20+ FREE Reusable Games)

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Get ready for your next roadtrip by printing out these fun, FREE roadtrip games for kids.
FREE Roadtrip Games for Kids

FREE Printable Roadtrip Games for Kids


One of the things the kids thought was the most fun on our vacation was their FUN folders. Inside their folder was:
  • Route map - so they could follow along and visualize where we were. I also put some “X”s along the way – they were treasure spots!! This was easy to make on Mapquest.
  • Flip card Games –  I made 20+ {FREE} Printable Car Games. Just print, laminate, and use and reuse to your hearts content! I used a hole punch and C clip to make ours into a flip card. These are not only great for the road, but to stick in a diaper bag for a doctor’s visit or restaurant. Just click on the image to download. Enjoy!
FREE Printable Car Games for Kids #roadtrip #kids #travelingwithkids
  • Map of the USA to color in the states we went through (why not make it a little educational)
  • Coloring/Writing sheet for each day so the kids could draw pictures and record their memories
  • Magazine (Lego for Goofy and Princess for Minnie)
  • Coloring Book & Crayons
  • Where are we going today Scratch Off Card – Since this was not a vacation like any other we had done before the kids were confused that we weren’t just gong one place. So I made this scratch-off card. The kids were so excited to scratch it off in the morning or the night before and discover what neat place we were going that day. It was a HUGE hit! It was also great to help the kids understand time a little better. (click for tutorial on making your own scratch-off cards)how to make your own scratch off cards
  • Prize Scratch-off Card – Ever since the kids were little I have brought along presents on vacations. The kids really look forward to it!! The presents aren’t big, usually things from the dollar section (sometimes 50% off), lollipop, coloring book, bubbles, playdough, etc. But the excitement of having presents to open and new things to play with is always a HUGE hit. We have always had easy-going kids on vacation! The idea with the prize scratch-off was to build some anticipation and variety….. plus to make the presents last longer! If the kids got to a map treasure spot, completed a file folder game, won a game (from above flip cards) or just for remembered a piece of trivia I asked them about a spot we visited they got to SCRATCH! They could get a snack, present, sticker, Disney tattoo, chocolate coin, etc. (click for tutorial on making your own scratch-off cards)
prize scratch off for family road trips
Note: If for don’t have any Google accounts or are having trouble downloading the Google document, please feel free to email me livinglifeintentionallyblog(at)gmail.com and I will help you get the download.  
I hope this was helpful and that others can make use of the car games I put together! Do you have any tips for me on things that work well for your kids on long roadtrips?

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40 comments:

  1. Love this! We just got back from a roadtrip so I'll be saving this for next time. Thank you!!! And I'm voting for ya! :0)

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  2. When my daughter was younger, we kept a small spiral notebook in the glove-box and would write down all the different states we found on license plates as we traveled from place to place. Even got some from almost all Canadian Provinces! We live in Texas.

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  3. I just came across your blog from Pinterest and wow it is awesome!! I am loving your roadtrip fun folder and wish I came across this last week before our 8 hour roadtrip :) But none the less we are traveling to Disneyland in September so would love to do this. Can you tell me how I print your reusable games? When I click on the link it takes me to google docs, but doesn't show them. I must be doing something wrong. Thank you very much!! Can't wait to follow your blog. Cori

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  4. Cori,

    So glad you found me =-) If you click on the image it takes you to the file in google docs. You can click on small printer in upper left or under file click download to save the file for later. Hope that helps =-)
    Beth

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  5. This is really awesome! Thanks. Just printed it off for our trip to Indiana! I voted for you too! You deserve to be in the top 25 for sure! Good luck.

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  6. How do you make a route on mapquest to print? )sooooo not computer savvy - lol!

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  7. I wish I would have had these before our trip from Pennsylvania to Idaho two weeks ago! My 3 and 4 yr old could have used the extra fun.

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  8. On the game that asks "Can you spot a car with each of these colors?" the cars are all the same color: red. Is there a way to make them different colors? Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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  9. I am not able to find the download. I keep getting a google drive advertisement and I don't want a account. Is that the only way to get it?

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  10. Sheila - not sure what happened, but I fixed it =-) Link above takes you to the updated file.

    Grandma Sandy - if you are having trouble feel free to email me livinglifeintentionallyblog{at}gmail.com and I'll send you the file =-)

    Thanks everyone - I so appreciate you letting me know this is helpful & useful.
    Beth

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  11. Thank you! I'm excited to use your fun cards in our upcoming 12 hour roadtrip to visit relatives! I wanted to let you know, like Sheila above, I'm also seeing only red cars in my downloaded copy. Is this something I'm doing wrong or is there a way I can change the colors? Thank you again!

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  12. I just noticed your comment to Sheila! lol I guess we're all early morning mommies working on activities today. I'll try redownloading it now :)

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  13. Yes, it is perfect now! We actually play the "find cars of different colors" game on shorter trips often, so I am so happy to find this card! My kids are going to love being able to use washable markers to keep track! Road trip activities are so helpful to make long rides bearable :)

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  14. Love it, thank you! I just added a link to your post on my Road Trip Packing Checklist post.
    -Viva, from The Daily Citron

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  15. Found you through pinterest! Thanks for this resource, I needed it as we are preparing to leave on a 13 hour road trip!

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  16. Perfect timing for our trip. Thanks for making my life easier!

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  17. Thank you for fixing all the red cars:) I love all your ideas and printables. What a fun blog! I'll be reading more of it. Thanks!

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  18. thank you for making these. We are going on a trip to the beach and I needed this. :)

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  19. When I click the (Printer) button.. It opens another page and then after a few minutes I get an error message: The File Is Damaged And Cannot Be Repaired.

    Thanks!
    Heather C.

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  20. Heading to Disneyland! You saved us hours of "Are we there yet"'s!!!! Thank you!

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  21. My family and I are moving cross country. I have two littles ones (4&2) and I've been searching Pinterest for car games. I found your site and just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! The printable car games are awesome, I hope they can help keep my little ones busy on our VERY long trip.

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  22. Having to take a road trip with two of children - for educational reasons. Have been looking for some unusual things for them to do. They have seen this and are looking forward to it! THANK YOU! from two grateful parents.

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing these great resources!

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  24. This is awesome! I've made each of our kids a packet (we are traveling with all 4 this summer!) and finally came up with an idea to use the scratch off cards, since we don't have a laminator.

    I got some page protectors at the store, mixed up the scratch off paint and applied just as you said. I did a test scratch and it works just fine. :) Now I'm making some for the trip to our destination and the trip back. Gotta plan ahead! :)

    Thanks so much!

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  25. Thank you! Found your site on pinterest and appreciate all the great ideas :)

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  26. Thank you! Found your site on pinterest and appreciate all the great ideas :)

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  27. My little sister loves to play games. That's why I always make it a point that we have road fun games so that she will not be bored. essay writing trainer Matt

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  28. Awesome! Thank you so much for all these ideas. Looking forward to seeing how they work out!

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  29. I tried to download the games - it starts to open it in google docs and then freezes at "loading." Would you be able to e-mail them to me? uncorkedcreativity {@} gmail.com Thank you so much for making these, we are leaving for a 10+ hour road trip for Easter, and these will be so helpful!

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing ideas and creations!! This is so not my gift set and I appreciate those who share their gifting with the world. We are heading out for a LONG road trip tomorrow and I'm making activity binders for my boys today. You're making it easy on this procrastinator. :-)

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  31. Fantastic and fresh ideas! Adding this to Kawartha Lakes Mums Road Trip Pin board!

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  32. Hi, these games are perfect! The link isn't working for me, would you mind emailing them to me at mayeuxkeys@yahoo.com

    Thank you! :)

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