Here are some fun things for Things For Kids To Do In The Car To Disney World.
Reward your kids for their best behavior with Car Bucks or Car Tokens (print some here). Car Bucks can be exchanged for souvenir money and Car Tokens can be exchanged for the new gifts you picked up from the Dollar Tree. Try to get 1 item per ever hour of your journey.
Something New Every Hour
Try to find something new for them to do every hour. They know as soon as the clock rolls over to the next hour, they get something new and exciting to play with.
I pick up a bunch of stuff at the Dollar Tree and put them in a bag that I keep in the front seat. I’ve gotten things like coloring sets, small toys, games, activity books, stamp sets, etc. At the top of each hour, I give them a new item from the bag.
You could pick up a Disney bag from Dollar General.
Fill a tote box or bin with toys and books for your kids from the house (do this about a week ahead of time so they start to miss the toys that you have put up for the trip so they will want to play with them when they see them). Put it by their seat so it is easy to get to. Also fill one with things you need to keep close at hand. This will prevent things from getting scattered all over the car.
Bring your favorite Disney movies from home and watch them on the way. Get your kids excited to meet the characters from the movie.
My kids love playing games in the car.
Disney themed car games:
- ABC Disney – Start with the letter A and try to name all the Disney characters you can think of – Alice, Brother Bear, Cinderella, etc
- I’m Going to Disney World – This is a variation of the game “I’m going on a picnic.” You start with the letter A and name all the items you can think of that you might bring with you on your vacation. You each take turns naming the items and you have to name what was already said. For example: “I’m going to Disney World and I am going to bring an Alice in Wonderland Costume.” The next person would say: “I’m going to Disney World and I am going to bring an Alice in Wonderland Costume and a banana.”
- Disney Movies – The first person names a Disney Movie — Aladdin for example. The next person has to think of a Disney movie that starts with the last letter of the previous movie — Nightmare Before Christmas. The next person would pick a movie that starts with S. And so on…
- 20 Questions – One player thinks of a Disney Character. The other people in the car can ask the player 20 questions to figure out who the character is. All questions must require a yes or no answer. Example — Was this character in an animated movie? Is this character a girl? Does this character have long, blonde hair?
- Virtual Hide and Seek – Pretend your cat (or a friend’s cat) is hiding in your house. One person is ‘It’ and hides the cat. Everyone else takes turns guessing where the cat could be hiding. Is he in the cabinet under the bathroom sink? Is he on top of the entertainment center? and so on. Limit it to 20 questions to guess where the cat could be hiding.
Other fun games:
- A-Z – Look for the letters A-Z on signs and billboards. Finding Q makes the game very challenging!
- Counting – Pick a place (like McDonalds), an object (like a billboard for a truck stop) or a vehicle (like an RV) and keep track of how many you see on your drive. Whoever spots one first gets the point!
- Scavenger Hunts – Print a free Road Side Bingo or the license plate game or the Road Trip Scavenger Hunt and challenge the kids to compete with each other to find the most.
Load up on snacks that feature Disney characters. You can also get Disney juice boxes at the Dollar Tree.