Long road trip ahead? Yah, we get you. Sometimes you just need to find INCREDIBLY fun things to do. To be honest, if you get these books, the road trip itself might have some of your best memories. I promise. You really can make an incredible family vacation with these road trip books for kids of all ages (little to big!), that even have amazing activities in them!
If you are visiting any of the United States National Parks or the Great Outdoors – these books will be FANTASTIC – and introduce your kids to nature and wildlife before they even arrive!
1. Across the USA Activity Book
Draw, sticker and play (and learn!) your way across the USA! 112 pages! This is great for ages 6 and up! Word searches, matching games, letter scrambles and more, highlight everything from state mottoes and famous monuments to natural wonders and roadside attractions to make this a road trip to remember!
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2. Wonders of the USA
Your road trip warriors explore caves and rivers, visit national parks and view historic buildings. Shine a flashlight behind the page or hold it to the light to reveal what is hidden in and around our country. Discover a land of great surprises! Road Trip and armchair travelers alike will glimpse sites such as Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Grand Canyon, Denali, the Everglades, Carlsbad Cavern, Yellowstone National Park, and a bald eagle.
3. National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
Keeping kids entertained while on a long road trip drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. 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. In the back matter, a comprehensive index makes it easy for kids to look up names and places. To top it all off, everything is presented in colorful NG Kids style, allowing kids to learn as they ride and have a blast doing it! Frankly, you will probably love it too!
4. Mad Libs for your Road Trip
You know you want this, right? You’ll say you’re buying it for the kids, but your secret is safe with me. Pack your bags and get ready to hit the road with this latest installment of family fun! You can help create car songs, spot some historical sights, even stop at a roadside diner–with a Mad Libs’ twist, of course! Many have tried to imitate the world’s most popular word game, but they just can’t ___VERB___ the mustard! With Mad Libs on the Road, traveling has never been so wacky!
5. Survival Camp – Bear Grylls
Ok, if you don’t know Bear Grylls you HAVE to get this book. All of his books are seriously amazing – not only for kids but for anyone! Let Bear Grylls teach you everything you need to know to cope in all weather and terrain and even through the air, over the seas, and under the waves. The wonderful world is out there just waiting to be discovered! The perfect gift for any young adventurers in training.
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6. 1,000 Animals
A delightful word book showing exactly one thousand animals, each individually named and lovingly illustrated. Every double page includes an array of animals to pore over, from dinosaurs to dogs. A wonderful book to share together, perfect for young animal lovers, and an excellent way for children to add lots of words to their spoken vocabulary.
7. Little Children’s Nature Activity Book
An imaginative nature-themed activity book for young children, packed with different things to do. As well as lots of coloring and stickering, there are mazes, spotting puzzles, dot to dot, step-by-step drawing, and lots more. Fascinating facts about animals, plants, insects and different natural environments are incorporated into the activities.
8. Woodland Book
Discover your inner explorer with this fascinating introduction to the wildlife, plants, history and magic surrounding woodlands. Full of fun activities, including how to spot and identify trees and animals, how to build woodland shelters and set up camp, and how to draw maps and explore the woods.
9. State Capitals
On your next road trip, take this book for your kids! (Or maybe yourself, because let’s be honest, do you really know all 50?) Take a journey to the capital city of each state through the brightly colored pages of this book. The wonderfully illustrated maps showcase natural features, historical landmarks, and amazing sights and are packed with fascinating facts and statistics. You’ll discover every state’s flag, wildlife, history, and much more!
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