This Quiet Car Could Be Yours
If you've got kids who are not big fans of the car, check this out. Printable games, car bingo, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff to make car rides more bearable.
Paper Dolls Around the World: Europe I
Kids color and cut out a native costume for this paper doll, then guess what country the doll is from. Hint: The capital city is Oslo.
I like to print these on card stock-- makes them more sturdy. I keep them in a shoebox in the trunk and pull them out before errands.
Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle
This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
This is one of my daughter's all-time favorite Education.com activities. We often take it with us in the car and she searches for alphabet letters as I call them out.
Magnetic Letter Game!
When it comes to spelling lists, using a hands-on activity can help children remember each word better than just reading the word on a page. Here's a fun way.
A little more dry, I'll admit, but it's amazing how much fun my son has with these magnetic letters... and my cookie sheet was looking a little worn out anyway.
Magic Jar Alphabet Game
This homemade alphabet game will keep your kindergartener on his toes and help him practice letter, numbers, and taking turns. The whole family can participate!
This is a cute way to take learning on the go. And something about that can makes it seem really fun.
Name that Number!: A Guessing Game
This do-it-anywhere guessing game helps reinforce number concepts. And it's a blast to play.
Easy guessing game that helps pass the time and lets mom or dad give different levels to different kids from the front seat...
Travel bingo is a great way to pass the time. See who can get five in a row in any direction, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
There's a lot of bingo on the site. This is one of my favorites-- most of the items can be found on any sort of ride and my kids get really excited to see who will be first to finish the row.
Here's how to create an easy travel checkers board that you are your child can enjoy together using simple materials.
These couldn't be easier to make, and they've worked wonders on long car trips. Love this one!
Travel Bingo: City!
Bingo! This free game is great entertainment for your kids on the next road trip or running errands around the city.
Another cute "find it" sort of game. A little like I Spy and bingo combined.