When I was a kid, we vacationed in a series of Griswold-worthy road trips.  Each was complete with side trips to see local “largest ball of twine” style landmarks and random unscheduled detours, all in our wood paneled Buick station wagon with luggage on top.  Niagara Falls, Mackinac Island, Philadelphia, Hershey PA, Myrtle Beach, Disney, and every Midwestern destination between…we did them all.

Confession:  Some of those road trips I remember more than the vacation destination itself.

Free printable travel bingo game for kids from carlaschauer.com

Printable Travel Bingo for Kids


We played the license plate game, and searched for the letters of the alphabet, but our favorite was always Travel Bingo.  There would be a new list each trip, filled with some old favorites and more new items to find.  The only problem was that in the early road trip years, my sister couldn’t read yet.  So before we could start, I had to sketch little pictures of each one.   Pure torture for a kid waiting to play!

It also would have been great if Mom could draw.  But her genius in making staring out a car window into a fun game makes up for it.

Free Printable Travel Bingo for Kids

Make family memories with Travel Bingo.


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In the spirit of the traditional family road trip, I made a Printable Travel Bingo game for kids in those younger age groups to play along with older siblings and parents.  I included pictures for pre-readers, and added labels for kids beginning to connect words together.  Just download and print as many as you need.  Find just one row or the whole sheet, depending on the length of your trip.

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For those with older kids, I have a separate Printable Travel Scavenger Hunt for tweens and teens.  A little sillier (and a wee bit icky), it’s a fun way to convince them to turn off the electronics for a while and join in the family fun. Note: in our version of the game, each person finds his/her own item on the list, and finds must be verified by another passenger.  It lets us all use the same sheet, and keeps everyone honest.  (More on the rules we use in the tween post.)

Use printable Travel Bingo to entertain younger children on road trips. Free from carlaschauer.com

Play Travel Bingo on your next road trip.

I hope you enjoy our traditional travel bingo, and wish you a bunch of silly family road trip memories!

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Travel Bingo for Kids — 4 Comments

  1. I LOVE these!! We just got back from vacation yesterday and I wish I would have had them printed out then. We’ll be heading out again in a couple weeks and I will definitely print these out. Thanks so much for sharing with our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series. 🙂

  2. These are by far the cutest bingo cards I have ever seen. When I download it, however, it’s missing the cute road boarder, grid lines between pictures, and instructions. Do you have any tips for that? Also, would it be possible to get a set of several cards with the pictures in different orders? Thanks!

    • Hi Laura, thanks for the compliment! At this point, the file is only available in this form, but I will definitely consider it for the future.

      I’m sorry you are having trouble. I’m not having problems with the download on my end, but I can try to help. What program are you using to view and print?

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