DIY Travel Games to Keep Kids Happy in the Car

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

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"Are we there yet?" 
"I'm bored..."
"Moooooom, tell her to stop pinching me!"

Sound familiar? These are the songs of children on road trips...but you can change their tune with some creative DIY travel games. Get the kids involved in the process of making these creative takes on traditional board games and they'll love playing them even more!

travel checkers game diy
With Velcro and buttons, you can upcycle an old plastic DVD case into a fun travel checkers game. King me!

i spy game diy
The little ones love finding buried treasure - keep them busy for a nice, long stretch with this fabric beanbag-style "I Spy" game.

concentration game diy juice lids
Clever upcycling at its finest! Turn the lids from frozen concentrate into a concentration game with your favorite stamps and scrapbook papers. Use a large cookie sheet or shallow tray with a lip to play this game in the car.

magnetic scrabble game diy
I love the idea of freeform Scrabble - learn how to make this magnetic travel game and help your kids improve their vocabulary on long car trips.

tic tac toe game diy
This DIY tic-tac-toe game is a great dollar store craft - easy to make and fun to play, too!

felt kids travel game diy
This felt version of paper dolls is a great way to use up felt scraps. Make several pocket carriers with different themes and the kids can make up creative tales to go with their story boards.

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