Travelling with kids is tricky.  Usually the trip is lots of fun, but it's also a lot of work.

First you have to pack all the things you need into a suitcase and then into the car.  Kids come with so much stuff!  

And then there is the actual travel, hours in the back of the car, or on a plane and it doesn't take long before we hear  'How long?' or 'I'm bored'!  



We have created a fun and simple I SPY list of vehicles and objects that we think you're likely to see on a car journey. Call it a scavenger hunt, a spotto list or i spy. It will keep the kids busy for a while.

We have included a few things you would see in the country and things you would likely see on a freeway so that there will be things to spot no matter where you are driving. 

i spy scavenger hunt for car trips 


Click here to download your printable  I SPY list 


You can either tick off the ones you see or use the list to count how many, with a tick for each ones and then see which vehicle or object is the winner.



For a looooong car trip you might need more than a game of I SPY to keep the kids entertained.  Here are some suggestions from the garage to help keep them busy:

  •  We leave a Tiger Tribe Piccolo colouring book in our car.  They are great for trips, or for when you have reached the cafe and realise you need something for the little person to do while you enjoy a coffee.


  •  One sure way to keep the kids busy on a car trip is to give them some stickers.  But be warned, give them stickers with nothing to stick them to and they will be all over your windows!  That's what makes these Activity Totes perfect.  They are reusable stickers and they come with a number of scenes that give the stickers somewhere to go, but also encourages imagination and story telling.





  • Magnets are another fun activity for a long trip. The Glottogon Town Magnets is in a sturdy case which turns into a fabulous play space in the car.  With all these magnets the kids will be busy making stories for a while.



HINT:   We suggest that you have a busy bag that is filled with new items that comes out during the trip.  If they love dinosaurs then put a new dinosaur in the bag.  Sometimes it can be something small, and quite simple that will grab their attention for a period of time.


Another tip I have is having chopped up fruit and some carrots. My kids seem to always be hungry. 

Do you have any tips and having a great drive?  

We hope you have a great trip.

- Helle.

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