National Road Trip Day has just passed, but Take a Road Trip Day is coming up on June 19th! The summer is the ultimate time for homeschooling families to take a nice long road trip and explore their state or the country. Check out these FREE Road Trip Printables, Games, Tips, & Resources!
Road trips are a great way to include fun and learning. You can work on journaling, history, science, and play tons of road-trip themed games! Find a range of activities that are appropriate for a range of ages. Also, get tips on how to do the best road trip ever this year for your kids! Start your journey and drive away to your next adventure!
Plan your way!
Decide as a family where you’d like to go and how you’ll get there! This is a great educational opportunity for your kids to work with maps. Work together to find the best route and discuss how much driving you want to do before taking rests. Choose a few pitstops along the way to break up your trip.
Bring lots of entertainment
Your child should have their own toys and books to bring with them, so that they are busy throughout the trip! And they won’t be begging you to entertain them during the journey. But it’s a great time to listen to audiobooks as a family to keep your children’s minds busy as you ride along. Also consider road trip games (which you’ll find in this list) that help educate as well as provide a little stimulation!
Make sure your car is ready
Don’t leave without getting your car checked. Nothing ruins a road trip with unplanned breakdowns. Before you head out on the road, just double check that your road trip will be smooth and easy.
Get in some sneaky learning
Find ways to add in some learning time on your road trip. Stop at historical markers, walk through national parks, or spend a night in an interesting town. There are so many ways you could get creative with this, and your child won’t even realize they’re learning, they’ll just be having so much fun!
Printable Road Trip Activity Journal! – Year Round Homeschooling
Road Trip Planning Pages – FHD
Road Trip Learning Pack – Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
Road Trip Packet for Kids – Homeschool Den
Road Trip Notebooking Pages + Road Trip Unit Study Resources – Year Round Homeschooling
Road Trip Activity Pack – Totschooling
Printable Road Trip Activities for Families – KC Edventures
Road Trip Game Printables: Restaurant I Spy – 3 Boys and a Dog
Road Trip Games for Kids – 3 Boys and a Dog
Road Trips Geography Game Printables – KC Edventures
Road Trip Scavenger Hunt for Teens – Education Possible
ABC Order Road Trip Billboard Printables – 3 Boys and a Dog
Printable Road Trip Tic Tac Toe – 3 Boys and a Dog
Activities, Printables, and Boredom Busters for Road Trips – Kathy’s Cluttered Mind
Road Trip Bingo Printable Game – This Reading Mama
30 FREE & Fun Road Trip Printables and Games for Kids – Homeschool Giveaways
20 Printable Roadtrip Games – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Ideas, articles, & more!
Sneaky Learning Ideas for Summer Road Trips – The Unlikely Homeschooler
Homeschool Road Trips – Hip Homeschool Moms
Why We Need a National Road Trip Day – Forbes
Family Road Trip Tips – Traveling Mamas
Road Trips with Kids: 10 Simple Tips to Save Your Sanity – Happy Homeschool Nest