Our family drove to the Panama City Beach last week and it takes about 7 hours to get there. It’s not terrible but it’s definitely not a quick trip! With 2 kids in tow, I needed to come up with some fun road trip games that would keep them entertained. There’s nothing worse than a bored kid on a long road trip…that’s usually when the question of “are we there yet?” happens over and over again! Our kids love bingo so I thought I would make a Road Trip Bingo Game. It was a hit and so easy to make so I thought I would share a tutorial for how to create your own bingo cards.
How To Create Your Own Bingo Cards For Kids
There are a couple of different ways to make your Bingo cards.
- For a computer made printable sheet, I jumped on PicMonkey. It’s a great website for creating all sorts of things and editing too. They have all sorts of emojis you can use to create your own bingo sheets. The only things you need are paper and a printer.
- If you want to just grab some plain paper and markers, you could easily make a bingo board that way! Maybe grab a few sheets of different stickers to use as the pictures.
Instructions To Make Your Own Bingo Boards:
Start by going to PicMonkey on your computer. Select ‘Design’ at the top. this will open up a plain white sheet for you. Now go over to the left and select the butterfly icon and this will open up everything you need to create your board…there is a ‘lines’ category for making all your lines on your board and there are also all types of emoji categories. Choose the emojis for your board based on what kind of trip you are going on. Since we were traveling to the beach, I choose things that we probably would see on the way…sunglasses, trees, hats, etc.
If you have more than one child, just mix up the same emojis so they will have different sheets! Easy and fun, huh? Who knew it was so easy to create your own bingo cards, right?
Then your kids can use crayons to mark the ones they find. Print multiple copies if you want to play multiple times.
Making bingo cards is easy or if you prefer you can just print mine!
Road Trip Bingo Printables
Do you think you will create your own bingo cards or use my free printable road trip bingo cards? Do you play games in the car on your road trips? Do you have any road trip tips you’d like to share? Feel free to share games and songs your family enjoys on road trips! Tag us @familyfocusblog