Road trip and vacation season is upon us and if you have a road trip planned we know just how important DIY Road Trip Activities for kids can be. We love getting away and enjoying time with our kids and loved ones. You might have recently seen some of our summer time adventures on social media. We have so much more planned for the summer, and we can’t wait!
Traveling is fun, but it can also be stressful with littles. Which is why I thought it might be fun to make some DIY road trip activities for kids. Below are 3 activities that I am going to show you, and each one takes less then 10 minutes to make. Sounds great, huh?
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Seek and Find Bottle
This is a great activity for toddlers. You can make a list of what is inside and type it up for the finder. Or just make a list and tell your toddler what to find. The Seek and Find Bottle is also a great way to help teach counting and color skills by placing more then one of the same item inside.
This activity is super easy to make. Just layer the trinkets and rice inside of a plastic bottle. You will also want to make sure you glue on the lid so that the kids don’t accidentally spill it all over the car.
This activity will be a hit with the older kids. Legos can keep kids entertained for hours and having one handy place to store it all makes it nice to take along on car trips. You can add some existing Legos to the lunch box or buy a new set or two that the kids can only play with on car trips.
The Lego Lunchbox is the most difficult and time consuming out of all 3 DIY road trip activities for kids but it is still quick and easy to make.
- Metal lunch box tin
- Lego Baseplate
- Strong Double Sided Tape
- X-acto Knife
- Sand paper
- Permanent Marker
- Step 1 – Trace the metal box onto the back of the Lego Baseplate with Permanent Marker.
- Step 2 – Cut the baseplate down to size with an Xacto knife.
- Step 3 – sand down any rough edges if needed.
- Step 4 – Place two rows of double sided tape on the back of the baseplate.
- Step 5 – Insert the baseplate into the lunchbox lid.
- Step 6 – Fill with Legos and enjoy!
Travel Size Tic Tac Toe
This is a perfect idea for older kids, tweens and teens. Plus, it is another very easy DIY road trip activity.
- Empty ALTOIDS Tin
- Thin Tape or Permanent Marker
- Super Glue
- jewels, buttons, beads or anything else you have on hand that is flat.
Tape or draw the Tic Tac Toe board onto the empty Altoids tin.
Glue the magnets onto your game pieces. Let dry.
We hope that these activities will make your car rides and vacations more enjoyable. Fingers crossed for less backseat fighting and more enjoyable memories together. We hope you stay safe and have an enjoyable summer!