Knowing I needed more ammo to0 bring to this gunfight, I scoured the internet for games for kids in the car. Most sites came back with something like, “If you MUST take them on a road trip as the only option, we recommend sedatives and this fun game of ABC Find-It.” With sedatives not being an option, I got some ideas about license plate bingo and making a move-able map of our route so the kids can see exactly how much further we have.
We’ve decided to customize our license plate bingo to the region we’ll be traveling through and we added some western US states as bonus substitutes. The winner will get an extra in-car snack. We’re going to be using stickers as square markers.
For the move-able map of our route, we chose to print out the shapes of the states and have the kids draw the route on them marking things for them to look at along the way. It’s still a work in progress so we’ll have pictures of them for you when it’s all put together!
We also went out an picked out 2 new coloring books- one for each kid, got some retro lap desks from Barnes & Noble, picked out some almost-new books at Goodwill (can’t beat 75 cents each with no fear of late charges or missing books to pay for), and made sure the headphone splitter is working properly for the DVD player.
Click the link to download our version of LicensePlateBingo!
Watch tomorrow for Part 3 of this series and learn about our first planned stop on the Road Trip!