I have extensive experience traveling with my two children. We have taken road trips, flown all over the world and spent countless hours on vacation. I have found some inexpensive travel games for kids that will help keep them both happy and busy to pass the time in the airport, on the plane, in the car or even in a theme park. Many of these activities are also great ways to entertain your kids while you wait in long theme park lines if you’re visiting Disney World, Disneyland or Universal Orlando Resort!
Eye Found It: My Disney loving kids #1 favorite travel game is World of Disney Eye Found It! Each player will receive cards featuring scenes from 12 different Disney films and all of the players will compete to be the first to find a specific object hidden on his or her card.
Sticker Books: My daughter absolutely loves sticker books! Your local Dollar Tree will likely offer a variety of sticker books, including sticker puzzle books, or you could order sticker books like Paint by Sticker: Zoo Animals, Paint by Sticker: Beautiful Bugs, and Paint by Sticker: Under the Sea.
I Spy: You can play “I spy” without any cards or objects, literally anywhere in the world. Or, you can try the I Spy Card Game for your kids to be able to play alone or challenge each other with pre-made cards rather than your surroundings.
Mad Libs: Mad Libs is most fun when your kids are old enough to read, but you can help your younger ones create their own story with Mad Libs, too! There are so many different themes available for Mad Libs! You can try Mad Libs on the Road for a road trip, Mickey Mouse Mad Libs for a Disney vacation, Summer Fun Mad Libs or Vacation Fun Mad Libs.
Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep your kids occupied and engaged while they search for things around them. You can create your own scavenger hunt printable, based on your specific travel plans, or order this Scavenger Hunt for Kids Travel Card Game.
Would You Rather: You could create a series of “would you rather” questions for your kids to answer or take advantage of a Would You Rather book full of more than 200 questions.
Mess Free Coloring: There are so many ways to enjoy mess free coloring while you travel! We love the Water Wow! pads, Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Activity Set, AquaDoodle, or this doodle book set.
Connect 4: Connect 4 makes a travel size version so your kids can challenge each other on the go. The only concern with this game is losing the small checkers during play.
Simon: The handheld version of the game Simon offers two game modes, single player or pass it, and encourages your kids to remember the sequence to win!
Guess Who: You’re probably familiar with the traditional board game Guess Who. But, did you know there’s a travel version? You can purchase the Guess Who card game for a portable version of the classic and fun guessing game.
Card Games: There are plenty of games you can play with a standard deck of cards like War, Rummy, or Euchre. You can also pick up this 6 in 1 fun pack that includes a variety of games like Memory, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid and more.
Magnetic Board Game Sets: We have seen a number of varieties of magnetic board games. We love this set of 12 games like tic tac toe, checkers, snakes and ladders, and more!
Bonus: Don’t forget to make or get a travel journal for your kids to be able to write and draw all about your adventures so they can look back on all of their amazing memories!
What are your favorite travel games for kids?
I have also created a FREE coloring sheet and License Plate Game for you to print and use during your travels!
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