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“Are we there yet?” It’s a line all parents have heard before. The worst part is, it usually begins before you make it beyond city limits and continues until you arrive at your destination.
RV road trips are a lot of fun for the entire family, but we understand that it can be a challenge to keep kids entertained during those long drives. That’s why we put together this comprehensive guide to RV road trip game and activities for kids. Take a look around – there’s something for everyone!
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Offline Games and Activities
You’re traveling the country in an RV, so keep your kids off of smartphones and tablets with these great collections of offline games and activities.
- GoRving – GoRving’s collection of fun games and activities will keep your kids entertained on the road. There’s something for everyone!
- Tripbase – Tripbase brainstormed 55 ways to enjoy long RV rides, including challenges, songs, and more!
- How Stuff Works – Our friends at How Stuff Works compiled the top 10 boardless, pieceless road activites for kids.
- PBS Parents – PBS Parents shares some of their favorite games, such as The Alphabet Hunt, The License Plate Game, and Curiosity Questions.
- Parents.com – Parents.com brings you classic car ride games to entertain your kids, including The Animal Name Game and Twenty Questions.
- Pinterest – Here you will find Pinterest’s best road trip games and activities, shared by people from around the country (and world!).
- About.com – Traveling with teens? Use About.com’s unique collection of games designed specifically for teenagers!
- MiniTime – MiniTime.com helps you banish backseat boredom with these 10 fun games.
- MomsMinivan.com – 101 travel games guaranteed to keep your kids entertained on long RV rides!
- Six Sisters’ Stuff – 50 ways to keep your kids amused on road trips.
- Kids Activities Blog – 40+ games and activities for RV trips with toddlers.
- CNN – CNN offers six games you’ve likely never played before, including The Leader Game and Who Are They?
- Do It Yourself RV – The 15 best road trip games – no batteries required!
- The Idea Room – Prepare for your RV trip ahead of time with these print-out games and activities.
If you’re searching for activities that will keep your kids thinking, look no further! These printable puzzles allow kids to use their brains and make for a perfect RV activity!
- ABC Teach – ABC Teach offers a great directory of printable crossword puzzles for kids, perfect for RV trips!
- All Kids Network – Printable crossword puzzles by category.
- Puzzle Choice – The name says it all – choose between various types of puzzles, including crosswords, sudoku, and more!
- Daily Sudoku – Daily Sudoku allows your kids to play the game at a level of difficulty that’s appropriate for their age.
- Math In English – Printable Sudoku puzzles for kids. You’ll find standard 9 by 9 puzzles, as well as easier 4 by 4 and 6 by 6 puzzles.
- Kids Math Games – These sudoku puzzles are designed for kids and offer fun twists on the classic game to keep them entertained.
- Puzzle Club – An excellent source of printable word searches for kids. No internet necessary!
- Science Kids – A massive database of printable word searches. Categories include animals, sports, dinosaurs, and more!
- Discovery Education – Want to play a role in your kids’ activities? Use Discovery Education’s word search creater to make custom puzzles for your kids to enjoy. Who can finish them first!?
- Education.com – Over 1,600 printable games for kids!
- Word Games – WordGames.com is the ultimate source of word games including word searches, puzzles, sudoku, and more.
Riddles and Jokes
Nothing brings a family together like laughter! The following websites offer family-friendly jokes and riddles to keep you guessing – and laughing – throughout your RV road trip!
- Funology – A large collection of jokes and riddles for kids of all ages.
- Good Riddles Now – Nothing but clever riddles for kids! Keep them guessing for hours.
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – Encourage your kids to think like scientists! The NIEHS offers clues, and your kids get to solve these scientific mysteries.
- Kids World Fun – A large collection of brain busters for kids, but parents may want to get in on the fun as well.
- Riddlers.org – Strictly riddles – nothing more, nothing less!
- BestFamilyAdvice.com – A massive list of family-friendly riddles. Categories include animal and food riddles, silly riddles, and more!
- Great Clean Jokes – Only clean riddles here, all guaranteed to get a laugh!
- GRIN – A long list of tricky riddles.
- EnchantedLearning.com – Jokes and Riddles designed specifically for kids.
- RiddlesAndJokes.com – This huge collection allows you to view either riddles or jokes, and then browse by difficulty.
Songs and Sing Alongs
You’re driving across the state, region, or country in your RV and notice it’s been quiet for too long. What can you do? We suggest putting on one of these RV road trip playlists or breaking out the sing alongs. Before you know it, the RV will be filled with your wonderful (or suspect) singing voices!
- MomsMinivan.com – According to MomsMinivan.com, “The Trip Ain’t Over ’til Somebody Sings!”
- Buzzfeed – Buzzfeed, America’s favorite listicle site, brings you 16 family-friendly songs that won’t drive you crazy.
- Travel 50 States With Kids – Kid friendly road trip songs, including Disney classics, movie soundtracks, and more.
- How Stuff Works – How Stuff Works created this playlist of family friendly songs the whole family can enjoy.
- Bus Songs – BusSongs.com is the ultimate directory of songs and nursery rhymes your kids can sign together. Fill your RV with the sound of music!
- Alpha Mom – This long road tip playlist will keep everyone entertained (with clean music!) for hours.
- Pandora – Have a smartphone or iPad? This Pandora playlist for family road trips is perfect for you!
- Wanderlust Parenthood – This traveling mom shares 50 great songs to add some excitement to those long drives in the RV!
- AllMusic.com – All Music doesn’t just name the 100 best sing-along songs of all time – you can also play them!
- Parents.com – Keep your kids entertained with these sing-along songs, which also include easy-to-follow videos!
Arts and Crafts
Maybe your kid isn’t a big fan of puzzles or sing alongs – that’s OK! The following collection of arts and crafts projects are designed to go on the road with you. Learn how to create an RV road trip crafts kit, print out free coloring books, and more!
- Crayola – Free coloring pages for kids! Print them all and let your kids color for hours in the RV!
- Educational Coloring Pages – Thousands of free educational coloring pages for kids. Printable and read to take on the road!
- 999 Coloring Pages – Browse coloring pages by category, age level, and more!
- Buzzfeed – 8 portable projects to keep the kids busy during long road trips!
- HGTV – Learn how to create a road trip art kit for kids.
- Pinterest – Explore Pinterest for users’ favorite road trip arts and crafts projects.
- Artful Parent – Over 500 arts and crafts ideas for kids. See which of these projects you can complete during your RV trip!
- About.com – Creative crafts kids can tackle in the car, including making paper dolls, doodle art, and more!
- I’m A Lazy Mom – Stacey shows you how to keep your kids busy by having fun with pipe cleaners.
Geography Games and Activities
One of the reasons why we love RVs is that they allow you to explore and learn about new places. We collected the following resources with this in mind. Help your kids get to know the world around them with these geography games and activities.
- National Geographic – National Geographic brings you the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Game, which tasks kids with answering trivia questions and provides surprises along their journey.
- Education.com – Education.com describes the Road Trip Game, a simple activity that requires nothing but your own creativity!
- GeoGuessr – GeoGuessr is a fun online activity for kids! The game is easy – look at a picture, and guess which part of the world you’re looking at!
- KidsGeo.com – KidsGeo.com offers a great collection of educational geography games for young people, including United State Map Match, USA Capital Catch, and more.
- Learning Games for Kids – Numerous types of games, all with a focus on geography! Play word-o-rama, word searches, jigsaws, and more.
- ABCya.com – This is a fun, simple game where kids match the name of countries with their maps.
- FunEnglishGames.com – This printable geography quiz tests your kids’ knowledge of the word around them. Pass it out and see if they can answer each question!
- FunTrivia.com – Quizes for kids on every geographical subject imaginable – bodies of water, states in the USA, and more!
- MrPrintables.com – Visit Mr Printables for this fun printable jigsaw puzzle of the United States. Your kids will have fun while learning more about US geography.
- Imagination Soup – Looking for even more geography activities for kids? Imagination Soup collected 30 fun geography activities for kids!
We’ve all been there – the kids are bored, and traditional games and activities just won’t do. Now you can be prepared by downloading these iPad apps in advance of your RV vacation. They’re family friendly and designed to keep kids entertained for hours. We even found a game that challenges kids to park a virtual RV – not as easy as it looks, huh?!
- Mad Libs – Mad Libs is a free iPad app that allows kids to be creative and flex their funny bones! Perfect for RV trips!
- Road Trip: Family Fun – Road Trip: Family Fun is the best $.99 you will ever spend! The whole family can enjoy word games, riddles, fun facts, and more!
- State Bingo and Road Trip US – Keep the kids busy with State Bingo, an iPad app that’s both fun and educational!
- Funbrain Jr. – The Funbrain Jr. app offers a collection of educational activities for younger kids. So fun your kids won’t know they’re learning!
- Number Munchers – Number Munchers is a classic that will keep your kids entertained while brushing up on their math skills.
- My Coloring Book – My Coloring Book offers numerous free templates for kids to color and bring to life.
- That’s Baloney! Kids Quiz Game – That’s Baloney is a fantastic trivia app designed for kids. It’s simple – kids are presented with a statement and decide whether it is true or baloney.
- Vocabulary.com – Studying vocabulary doesn’t have to be boring! This app from Vocabulary.com will teach your kids new words in a fun, interactive format.
- Angry Birds Free – Angry Birds is one of the most popular games for a reason! You’re on vacation, so let your kids have some fun with this app!
- Crossy Road – Endless Arcade Hopper – Crossy Road is a modern version of the classic game Frogger. Let your kids take turns and see who’s best, all while you navigate the open road in your RV!
- Road Trip Bingo – The entire RV can compete in this fun game of road trip bingo!
- Road Trip Fun – It’s pretty simple – a collection of fun games that will liven up your RV vacation!
- RV Motor-Home Parking Simulator Game – Want your kids to understand what it’s like driving the RV? Then introduce them to the RV Motor-Home Parking Simulator – not as easy as it looks!
- Brain Toot – Keep the kids thinking on long RV trips with Brain Toot, a fun app filled with mental exercises for kids.
Online Computer Games
Technology has come a long way, and now many RVs come equipped with Internet access. As a result, we created this section specifically for RVers traveling with laptops and tablets. The following game collections are safe for kids and based on some of their favorite things – superheroes, Disney movies, and more!
- Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon offers online games based on their popular TV shows for kids, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- PBS Kids – Interactive games designed for kids of all ages!
- Curious George – Curious George isn’t just a book! This collection of online games will keep your kids entertained for hours.
- Disney – If your kids love Frozen, Cars, or The Avengers, these online Disney games are sure to entertain!
- Sprout – Sprout’s online games are designed for younger kids, so help them enjoy these fun distractions!
- Cartoon Network – Calling all Cartoon Network fans! These games are based on hit cartoons from this popular TV network.
- FunBrain – FunBrain’s Kid Center offers games organized by age and topic!
- Knowledge Adventure – Browse this collection of games by age, subject, grade-level, and more!
- Monster High – Keep the kids entertained for hours with hundreds of monster-themed activities!
- Marvel Kids – Have a young superhero in the family? Let them save the day in Marvel Kids games!
- Hot Wheels – Give your kids fast-paced fun with Hot Wheels adventure games.
- Scholastic – Scholastic’s arcade games aren’t just fun – they’re educational too!
- Education.com – Education.com offers a great time wihle helping your kids improve their skills in spelling, math, and more!