Pack old-fashion travel games for next long RV trip with younger children


USRoadTripAtlasThinking of how to entertain the youngest of RVers on your first long RV road trip? There are hundreds of old fashion travel games RVers can pack in their emergency toy kit.

Here are just four fun games that can be found easily online or at your local bookstore. Many of the games also come in audio book.

“Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas

By Crispin Boyer, (National Geographic Children Books) paperback: 120 pages, $5.99.

“This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours.”

Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates Across the States:Travel Puzzles and Games

By Tony Tallarico, (Price Stern Sloan Publishers) paperback: 24 pages, $4.99.

“This fantastic activity book is chock-full of mazes, puzzles, word searches, word scrambles, trivia, and travel games all about the 50 states. And you can use the cool, full-color license plate stickers to play the ‘license plate game’ on the fun United States map that spans the center spread.”

Author and illustrator Tony Tallarico has written hundreds of children’s books, including the “I Can Draw” series.

“Mad Libs on the Road”

By Roger Price and Leonard Stern, (Price Stern Sloan Publishers) paperback: 48 pages, $4.99.

Pack your RV and get ready to “hit the road with this mad installment of family fun. Everyone helps create car songs, spot historical sights, and stop at a roadside campsite–with a Mad Libs.”

One reviewer recalled a drive across country with a 3- and 5-year-old. “When the kids got restless we pulled these out and they LOVED them.”

travelbingo_“Eeboo Travel Bingo,”

By eeBoo Publisher, $11.95.

Travel Bingo is an easy-to-play game for the car or RV. This set of four bingo pads and pencils “features lovely renditions of things we all see while traveling the roads of America. Everyone loves to play Bingo.”

One reviewer on Amazon stated: “Fun way to play a classic game and is appropriate for even the youngest of travelers. Very well thought out and is designed to keep a child’s interest up on those long trips! Good for short trips, too.”

To read about three other great travel games for younger RVers, click here.

Julianne G. Crane

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