Keeping Kids Entertained in the Car : Travel Printables for Kids

Are you dreading the hours of driving with your kids? It’s tough to keep them entertained in the car. However, there are some ways to make it easier.

These printables will help you keep them occupied for hours on end. From coloring sheets and word searches to mazes, you’ll find just what you need here. Have a fun-filled drive when you download these printables and keep your kids entertained!

Traveling with kids is never easy, but it can be more enjoyable for everyone when you have the right tools. Today I have a great printable pack to share with you, made up of 13 pages of activities to keep kids entertained in the car, or while in their comfortable booster seat during travel.

Printables games to play in the car including car bingo, alphabet game, car search and more

With the weather warming up, you may be planning holidays or long road trips and the last thing you want is the children getting bored in the back of the car, so it’s worth printing out some of these activities and keeping them handy along with a clip board and some pens, pencils and crayons.

travel printables games to keep kids entertained in the car, on long journeys or a road trip


Games to play in the car

If you’re like me, you know that traveling with kids is not easy and when it comes to long car rides, most young children quickly start to get bored after about 20 minutes of sitting still.

It’s easy to find ways that adults can keep themselves entertained during a long drive, but what about the kids?

Travel printables offer a way to enjoy a new activity on the go, and they have some benefits that make them perfect for any car trip. But what exactly are travel printables? And how do they work? Keep reading to find out!

Car Bingo

To play car Bingo, you need to spot as many of these items as you can from looking out of the window. The first person to complete a whole line (whether row or column) wins!


There are 5 different car bingo boards available in this set. Download them for free here.

Alphabet Car Game

This game is about spotting different things beginning with each letter, to complete the whole alphabet. It’s  kind of a twist on the classic I Spy game – but you race to complete the whole alphabet.

You could also give points to the best or most unusual item spotted for each letter.

alphabet-game-UKDownload this game for free here.


This is a classic paper game, whether in the car or at home. I remember playing it often as a child. It always results in lots of giggles!

Draw one section of the sheet, fold it and pass it on so that the next person doesn’t know what you have drawn. When it’s unfolded, you can get some really funny creations!


There are five starter sheets for you to print and use for your consequence games. Download them all for free here.

Car Search

If your kids are interested in different types of cars, this is always a good one. Look out of the windows and keep a count of how many of each car you can spot. Who will find the most?


Download and print this activity here

Traffic Jam Game

This is a fun combination of a colouring activity and a board game. Kids can race each other to see who can win and arrive at the theme park first.

UK - traffic jam game

Download and print this activity here

Road Trip Must-Haves

In addition to printing out the activity sheets here, you might want to stock up on a few of these to help your journey go a little smoother.

For your convenience, click your country next to each item to see and buy on Amazon.

  • Crayons (UK/ US)
  • Clip board (UK/ US)
  • Kids music CD (UK/US)
  • Kids audio books (UK / US)
  • Kids Travel Blankets (UK / US)
  • Kids Travel Pillow (UK / US)
  • Snacks and drinks

More Kids Travel Ideas

Check out these ideas that I shared from some of our previous travels.

More Free Road Trip Printables for Kids

Going on a really long trip and you need even more printable games and activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained? Don’t worry, we got you covered… check out the printables and ideas below to help you get totally prepared. 

Not sure where to go on your trip? Check out this quick list of the UK’s top 10 road trip destinations. And always make sure you have enough car insurance for your trip!

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Thanks to icarhire insurance for creating these travel printables and providing them for me to share with you. Affiliate links included in this post. 

33 thoughts on “Keeping Kids Entertained in the Car : Travel Printables for Kids”

  1. That Traffic Jam game is brilliant. My son loved it on our road trip last year. I’m currently printing out 24 copies of it for our road trip this month. Thank you so much for sharing!


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