LEGO Road Trip Activities
I teamed up with LEGO® to bring you these fun LEGO road trip activities. All the opinions stated are 100% mine.
Jordan looks at me with his piercing blue eyes. “May I please go to bed?”
He smiles that cheesy grin he’s known for…. “Yes, please come tuck me in!”
We walk up the 17 steps of stairs to his and Jacob’s room. He jumps into bed, pulls the blanket up over his ears and mumbles “please let it be tomorrow morning, soon!”
We have never taken the kids out of school for anything other than medical appointments. But when you receive an invitation to an exclusive event at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, you drop everything and hit the road. Wouldn’t you?
Not only are our next 48 hours spent in LEGO heaven, but the two hour drive up there will be LEGO-themed as well.
OK, I admit, I am more excited than the kids for our LEGO extravaganza.
LEGO Road Trip Building Tray:
Items Needed To Make Your Own LEGO Building Tray:
- Plastic tray. I bought ours at the Dollar store, but these will perfectly.
- LEGO Base plate.
- Hot glue gun.
Instructions to Make a LEGO Building Tray:
- Measure the inside of the tray and trim the LEGO base plate to fit.
- The LEGO base plate can easily be cut with a pair of sharp scissors (by an adult).
- Apply hot glue to the bottom of the base plate.
- Place the base plate inside the tray and apply pressure for a few minutes.
- The tray can now be used to build and store LEGO while in the car or at a hotel.
- Flip it over to write and color on it.
The smaller LEGO sets, in the $15 – $20 price range fit perfectly inside the tray to build and play.
LEGO Road Trip Snack Caddy:
What is a road trip without snacks and drinks? – I know: torture! (Or “a lame car ride,” according to the kids!)
I bought these red caddies on Amazon and personalized them with the LEGO Batman luggage tags.
You know, there is always one kid who finishes all his snacks first and then starts eyeing his siblings’ stash – it is inevitable.
These sturdy and adorable luggage tags make my system argument-and-drama-proof!
I let the kids pick their own snacks, to ensure that everyone had something they looked forward to eating. These snack caddies have become a road trip staple in our car and truly a sanity-saver.
15 LEGO Road Trip Activities:
Don’t miss these 15 awesome ideas I have compiled from some amazingly creative bloggers. There’s something for every age and skill-level.
1. How to Make a Fancy LEGO Minifigure Bed Your Kids Will Love
– These LEGO minifigure beds are an adorable way to transport your kid’s favorite minifig and giving him a convenient play area.
– Fun game for preschoolers and Kindergarteners – identifying the beginning sounds.
3. Magnetic LEGO Travel Tray With Free LEGO Challenge Cards
– The LEGO challenge cards will keep your little one busy for quite some time. This activity is great for all skill levels and ages.
4. LEGO Learning Pattern Printables
– The printables in this post make it a great road trip activity, simply print and go! Your little one will be entertained for a long time.
5. Minifigure Robot Coloring Pages, Free Printable
– Great assortment of LEGO minifigure coloring pages.
6. Brick Sudoku For Kids – Beginner 4×4 Games
– This is a great “busy bag” activity for kids developing their logic and critical thinking skills.
7. Portable LEGO Kit for Little Travelers
– Traveling with this portable LEGO kit is both fun and convenient. (Finally a great use for these metal lunch boxes!)
– Hours of fun to be had with this marble maze activity! (This goes great with the LEGO building tray we made for our road trip!)
9. Take Along LEGO Tic-Tac-Toe
– Our kids have recently started playing tic-tac-toe and they are unstoppable. I love this LEGO road trip activity – it fits perfectly in a busy bag.
– Great activity for toddlers and preschoolers learning to identify and make patterns. This should keep them happy for quite a while.
11. LEGO Color Matching and Patterning
– What a genius use of an ice cube tray! I love this creative activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
12. LEGO Minifigure Drawing Emotions Activity
– These adorable LEGO minifigure heads also make great conversation starters about emotions and can help your little ones to identify expressions and emotions.
– When your kids become bookworms, you want to keep them reading and that’s when these creative reading aids come in handy. What a great idea, especially for a road trip!
– What a great way to work with math and encourage basic math fact fluency in elementary school kids. This LEGO road trip activity is also great for parents who might not have fully embraced common core math.
15. LEGO Challenge Cards For The Perfect Portable Play Pack
– You will never hear “I am bored” with these creative LEGO challenge cards. Kids of all ages will be busy and entertained for hours.
Next time you hit the road in a car full of perpetually hungry kids and cranky in-laws be sure to plan ahead, just a little bit. These activities are great for the entire family and maybe, just maybe, you will arrive at your destination with your sanity intact!
Let me know, which activity will your kids enjoy the most?
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Missy Pea says
We’re heading out on an “Everything is Awesome” road trip to the middle of nowhere USA this summer (and not going to Legoland). I ran across your post when I was looking for Lego Road Trip ideas. I really like your luggage tag idea and your tray. My kids are just starting to get into Lego toys. I’m off to check out and pin some of your other Lego ideas.
Mama in the Now says
OMG – an “everything is awesome” road trip sounds super cool! I am so glad my ideas came in handy – they really made our road trip a bit more fun for the kids, and cut down on the “are we there yet?”