The holiday season is truly a wonderful time of year filled with laughter, joy, and visiting loved ones. It’s also a time where you may find yourself in the car more than usual — whether it’s driving to grandma’s for Christmas dinner or cruising through your local neighborhoods to check out the amazing holiday decorations. You may even find yourself taking the kids to see a holiday light tour.
Holiday travel with the family can wear down anyone’s patience, especially parents and kids. With that in mind, we wanted to offer our readers an opportunity to keep the family's holiday cheer going with these printable Christmas games.
Instructions for Christmas Decoration I-Spy Bingo
Take a drive through your neighborhood or to a holiday light tour and let your little ones play our Christmas Decoration I-Spy Bingo. Whenever they see a decoration that matches an illustration in the box, they can mark that off. Have some candy canes or stocking-stuffers ready for the winner, and a few ready for all the other participants. This game will keep your kids engaged and entertained as you show them the joys of Christmastime.
Instructions for Christmas Song Lyric Challenge
While driving to meet your relatives for the holidays, play your favorite Christmas songs. Get the little ones engaged by having them fill out our Christmas Song Lyric Challenge. They will fill in the blanks of the lyrics they think are correct — adults can play along, too! This is a great way to teach them classic Christmas songs. Afterward, check their answers and congratulate everyone for giving it a go!
Instructions for Christmas Picture Puzzle
Have the kids test their knowledge of iconic Christmas symbols with our Christmas Picture Puzzle. Save this one for the trip home after the excitement of getting all their gifts has died down.
Each picture puzzle, also known as a rebus puzzle, equates to a phrase made through the sounds of the symbols. Help your kids pair the sounds each symbol makes to reveal the answer.
While traveling for the holidays, remain aware and alert. Many travelers rush and fail to pay attention, making the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year to drive. Before you leave, make sure your vehicle is properly equipped for a road trip and that you have your current insurance paperwork.