Free Entertaining Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Boredom Buster Printables

Fun road trip scavenger hunts for kids

free road trip scavenger hunts

Tired of hearing, “Are we there yet?” on long car rides? Make your long drive more relaxing and less annoying (😉) with these Free Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printables! They’re a great way to keep your kids entertained during long trips without depending on screens.

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Road trip scavenger hunt activities

road trip scavenger hunts for the car

Tomorrow the girls and I are headed to Florida to visit Abuelo and Gabby (my Dad and stepmom). It’s going to be an awesome girls trip! But it’s going to be a long car ride!

Being the planner that I am (is it bad that I haven’t even packed yet 🤦‍♀️?), I created some boredom buster activities for my oldest, Lucia, to do while on the road. 

We don’t do screens on our trips (🤯) so I made some fun road trip games that will keep her entertained and busy and I’m excited to share them with you!

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What’s included in these free road trip scavenger hunt printables?

I’ve included two fun and engaging scavenger hunt activities for this freebie. One scavenger hunt focuses on finding things along country roads and the other one is perfect for highway cruising.

These road trip scavenger hunts will not only entertain your child, but they will also help strengthen their fine motor skills, observation skills, and concentration and focus.

Each road trip scavenger hunt activity has a total of fifteen different items to look for for a total of thirty items altogether. Just like my museum scavenger hunt activity, I made these scavenger hunts heavily picture-based for nonreaders and beginning readers to enjoy! All the images are cute, crisp, and colorful.

road trip scavenger hunt printables

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Items to be found for the country roads edition scavenger hunt activity include: a body of water, a dog, a cow, a school, a gas station, a tractor, corn stalks, a house, a horse, a deer, a barn, a squirrel, a church, a traffic light, and train tracks.

And items to be found for the highway edition scavenger hunt activity include: a semi truck, a boat, an airplane, a bridge, a pick up truck, an RV, a purple car, an American flag, a red motorcycle, a helicopter, a dump truck, a construction zone, a police car, a limousine, and a blue car.

Depending on where you’re headed on your road trip, your child can choose to do both or just focus on the one that’s better suited for your journey.

How to use these free long car ride scavenger hunt activities

These activities were designed for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders in mind, but all family members should join in the fun! They are no-prep and easy to use. You simply download the activity, print it out, and hand it over to your child in the car. Easy peasy!

However, since these are scavenger hunt activities and they print best in color, I highly recommend that you slide these printables into sheet protectors and have your child use dry erase markers so they can reuse this activity as many times as they want.

country roads scavenger hunt printable

As you begin your trek, explain the objective of the scavenger hunt to your kids if they’re not familiar with this type of activity. Let them know that you’re interested in knowing how many items they can spot on your adventure. Tell them to keep an eye out for the items on the sheet and to cross them off when they spot them.

Feel free to encourage them during the trip and discuss items that they’ve found or are having a hard time finding. I think this screen-free activity is a great way to reduce stress on long car rides and offers families a fun way to spend quality time together in the car.

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Free road trip scavenger hunt printables

The road trip scavenger hunt activities come in an easily downloadable PDF document format. To get your freebie simply fill out the form below and your PDF will be delivered directly to your inbox (easy peasy!).

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

Road trips can be a great opportunity for family bonding time! I hope these road trip scavenger hunt activities add to your family fun and that your child enjoys them as much as I enjoyed making them!

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