Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Erase cries of “I’m bored” with a list of Kid’s Road Trip Games for the Car. You can download this free printable Road Trip Scavenger Hunt to keep the kids busy until you reach your final destination. Honk if this makes you happy!

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Keeping the kids busy in the car is a lot easier than when we were growing up, no? Between game systems, tablets, e-readers, audio books and movies, it’s easier to get fewer and fewer complaints of “I’m bored!” Of course, when it is uttered, we all have a long story of “Let me tell you what it means to be bored. When I was growing up….”

While your kids might have plenty of resources for staying distracted in the car, we wanted to provide you with some newer ideas to keep their minds fresh, to keep family engaged, and to just go back to some of the original “old school” resources of a paper and pencil.

Road Trip Games for the Car

Before embarking on a road trip (Or any travel for that matter), I try to pick up at least one or two new items. This often includes road trip games. Having something that is new 1.) buys time learning the game 2.) kills time enjoying the game 3.) and often gets reused because it was … well, enjoyable.

Road Trip Games for Kids

Take a look at these Road Trip Games for Kids.

Scavenger Hunt Games

More Road Trip Games

How to Play Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

We created a collection of Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids, but one thing that was missing was a Road Trip Scavenger Hunt. Take a look at this printable game as well as Road Trip Games in the car for the kids.

Our road trip scavenger hunt is general enough, it can be played on most any adventure. You can make the game your own identifying your family’s rules and directions or follow these directions for how to a play road trip scavenger hunt.


Each player gets their own printable game board. Set the game for a certain amount of time (30 minutes, one hour, the entire trip.) As you travel down the road, check off items you see on your journey. You must identify the object out loud before checking it off. Once that object has been identified by the first player, the same object cannot be used to check off another players box. They will need to find that same object in another place. For example, if player A finds a deer they announce “deer” and check it off on their scavenger hunt printable. All other players must wait to find another deer before they can check it off. The first person to check off all their scavenger hunt boxes wins or the  person with the most checks at the end of the time limit, is the winner.

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt List

  • Camper/RV
  • Motorcycle
  • Person on their phone
  • Red Truck
  • Park with a playground
  • Cow
  • Flag
  • Ambulance
  • Yellow flower
  • Water tower
  • Dog in a car
  • Bumper sticker with a name on it
  • VW Beetle
  • Church steeple
  • Airplane
  • Bench
  • City bus
  • Squirrel
  • Caution sign
  • Duct-taped car part
  • Flowering tree
  • Bicycle
  • Rusty car
  • Taxi cab
  • Person wearing sunglasses
  • Tractor
  • Billboard with children on it
  • Gas station
  • Sleeping passenger in a vehicle
  • River
  • Population sign
  • Fire Truck
  • Hospital sign
  • Smart Car
  • Deer
  • Toll booth
  • Personalized license plate
  • The letter “Q”
  • Hotel
  • A picture of a chicken
  • Detour sign
  • Flashing lights
  • Horse
  • Police car
  • Tow truck
  • Windmill
  • Military vehicle
  • Stick figure family stickers
  • Helicopter
  • Field
  • Adopt-A-Highway sign
  • Someone eating in a vehicle
  • Purple car
  • Barn
  • Statue
  • Train
  • Duck
  • Lake

Road Trip Bingo

If you have a toddler, also take a look at our Road Trip Bingo. Perfect companion to our Scavenger Hunt Road Trip game for the older kids.

Road Trip Printable Scavenger Hunt

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How to Print with Staples

I have a video to show you how I print my PDF documents at Staples. You will first, sign in or create a Staples account. Then return to the Staples Printing Service Page. You can ship this to your home or pick up at the store.

How to Preserve Your Road Trip Printable

I suggest you laminate your printable. This will allow you to check the boxes with a dry erase marker and then wipe off with a wet paper towel to reuse. It also will keep the printable in the car sturdy and keep it form getting dirty or wrinkled.

I have had my Scotch Thermal Laminator for 12 years and it still is going strong. I suggest this brand though there are many other great laminators on Amazon.

Our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you. Share your final Road Trip Scavenger Hunt.  Leave a comment and/or add a photo here on Pinterest!

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