Looking for a little family fun while you plan your next big trip? Check out these fun and creative travel themed activities – all perfect for spending time as a family. From building your own Lego city to mixing up mock-tails in the living room, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!
Family-Friendly Travel Themed Activities
Here are some fun ideas for travel-themed activities you can do without ever leaving your home.
Legos are fun for adults, too! Building a whole Lego city, or really any other large, intricate Lego set, can be a great project for the family to do together.
Building with Legos has so many benefits for kids including fine motor skills, following instructions and paying attention to detail. They’re great for adults too, as any break from the norm is good for the brain.
A family jigsaw puzzle is a great on-going activity. Pick one with an image of your favorite travel destination (or one on your buucket list) for a bit of inspiration.
Set it out on a table, or use an extra-large foam board so it can be moved out of the way for dinner time. You can work on the puzzle together as a family here and there, or individually as each of you feels like spending some time on it.
You can even use puzzle glue to keep it together and frame it later.
You don’t have to leave your yard to have an awesome family camping experience. In fact, for families with small children, backyard camping might be the best option!
You’ll save time and energy on packing, still have the convenience of the restrooms, and be close by in case anyone gets scared and changes their mind at the last minute. Your kids will never forget their camping experience, even if you don’t leave your back yard.
You might not be going on a road trip anytime soon, but you can still have fun building these wind powered cards for kids. You just need some matchbox cars, a hair dryer, and basic craft supplies for hours of fun!
This activity is sure to entertain the little ones for hours. And I have to admit, it was pretty fun for the adults too.
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.
The fun activities with stunning photographs will keep kids engaged for hours. And maybe they'll even help pick your next great destination!
I've always loved bird watching, and tend to sneak off with my camera and a big lens to check out the local birds whenever we visit a new place. So why not bring the bird watching home?
Building a birdhouse together is a family activity that keeps on giving. Not only will your kids love building the birdhouse with you, but they will get to decorate it themselves, and then enjoy all the feathered friends that it attracts to your yard.
The Olympic games may be up in the air - but you can reenact your own summer games right at home.
Ring Toss is one of those games that the entire family can enjoy, no matter the ages. Challenge your family members to name Olympic games, locations, athletes, or any other facts about Olympic games while you play!
Coloring is so relaxing - it's no wonder adult coloring books are all the rage.
This travel-inspired coloring book highlights some of the most iconic city landmarks ever created, and allows you to talk about those places with your children as you color. You may just be inspiring their future travels, and your own too!