Planning a family car trip? Or maybe you have kids who love cars?
These free printable cars and roads drawing prompts are a perfect travel activity, and perfect for kids who love cars!
This fun, print and go, finish the drawing activity is quick and easy to pull together and will keep the kids busy and happy in the car, on a plane, or anywhere, anytime you need to entertain them!
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When you stuff four kids and two adults into a car for hours on end, you need a few distractions to stop you all losing your minds. These road trip drawing prompts will help with that!
When we go on long car trips we usually pack a few small toys (dino crayons like the ones in the photo above double as toys and crayons!), some books, stickers, pens and pencils along with the kids’ journals and some drawing activities.
We do take screens and devices, we love to play car games for road trips, and we love audio books too, but for long trips the kids need a variety of activities to keep them engaged, so having a stash of ‘car friendly’ activities will make the road trip a lot less stressful for everyone.
For a recent long trip I made up these new cars and roads drawing prompts that are perfect for a road trip, or any time!
Free Printable Cars and Roads Drawing Prompts.
Drawing prompts are a great way to encourage reluctant drawers. They give a starting point to spark the imagination, but still allow for lots of free thinking and creativity.
There is no right or wrong ways to draw with these prompts. If your child wants to draw a herd of purple elephants coming down the road, or a sign that says ‘no parents allowed’ that’s awesome! Just let them enjoy the process.
All of these finish the picture printables have an open-ended suggestion at the top of the page, but you could also extend your child’s thinking by asking your own questions.
Does the road end at a castle? Or maybe it goes to the beach?
What will your speed sign say? What new sign could you create?
Are there boxes of chocolates in the back of the truck? Or maybe a zoo animal??
Is there a car coming down the road? Or perhaps there is a group of monkeys riding bikes?
Download the Free Printable Road Trip Drawing Prompts.
You can download the cars and road drawing prompts below and print as many copies as you need!
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. It will fit to print on US ‘letter sized’ paper, just be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options to allow for printer margins.
Download the ‘Where does the road go?’ drawing prompt here.
Download the ‘Make your own road signs.’ drawing prompt here.
Download the ‘What’s in the truck?’ drawing prompt here.
Download the ‘Who is driving down the road?’ drawing prompt here.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
These road trip drawing prompts will save your sanity on your next care ride, or maybe just the next rainy day!
More Ideas for Keeping Your Kids Busy on Long Car Trips.
What do you pack to keep your kids entertained when you are travelling?
Over the years we’ve collected some fun ideas for keeping the kids happily entertained while travelling, and a list of travel games and products we highly recommend. So if you’ve got a long trip coming up check out some of these products and idea.
Here are some fun activities and ideas that are great for a road trip:
- Play the What Am I Game – this game is easy enough for little kids and fun for adults too!
- Christmas What Am I Game – try this Christmas version!
- Listen to a kid’s podast!
- Try one of our other free printable drawing prompts – there are robots, the sea and more!
- Have a got at this free printable Summer find and color activity.
- Or how about this outdoor adventure fund and color printable.
Here are some kids travel products that we reccomend: