Summer is the busy time for traveling with your kids! A lot of people are nervous to take trips with their kids but we like to dive right in. With a little prep work traveling with kids doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. Although I usually prefer to fly, summer is a great time to go exploring by car and take a family road trip! I’ve put together a list of ideas to make your summer road trip with kids just a little bit easier.
Activities and Games
Portable Lego Kit – an easy DIY for the Lego lover!
DIY No Sew Quiet Book – perfect for younger kids & you don’t even have to sew to make it!
21 Easy Road Trip Activities – simple and easy things to bring on your road trip
Re-purposed Magnetic Car Ride Games – how cool is this?!
Altoids Tin Tic-Tac-Toe – a great way to re-purpose Altoids tins for a game on the go
Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips – ideas for kids of all ages!
Printables & Memories
Road Trip Binder – free printable pages & ideas, I will definitely be using this for our next road trip
Putting Together a Vacation Journal – a cute idea for kids of all ages with a free printable
Printable Road Trip Travel Games – a few free printables for when you hit the road
Printable Road Trip Activity Sheets – different games and activities than the other printable!
Souvenir Road Trip Box – help organize all the treasures your kids collect on your trip
Food & Drink
Travel Sized Snack Boxes – a fun road trip treat that kids can personalize!
Family Road Trip Food & Drink List – handy ideas for a long road trip
Packing and Other Tips
“Are we there yet?” Solution – super easy and perfect for kids who can’t tell time yet!
Road Trip Packing List – make sure you have everything you need
Family Vacation Packing Checklist – a printable checklist for the whole family
Kids Travel Bags – a list of things to include!
Road Trip Tips – Our own tips for a smooth road trip!
And if you need some tips for taking a long flight with kids, check out our post: How To Manage a Long Haul Flight with Your Kid!
Do you take road trips with your kids? What road trip has been your favorite?