Road trips can be a thrilling adventure for the whole family, but they can also be a bit challenging when traveling with kids. Long hours in the car can lead to restlessness and boredom. To keep your next road trip smooth and enjoyable, consider these 10 car games that will keep your kids engaged and entertained throughout the journey.

  1. I Spy: A classic game that never gets old. One person selects an object within sight, and the others take turns guessing what it is. "I spy with my little eye, something that is green..."
  2. License Plate Game: Challenge your kids to spot license plates from as many different states as possible. Create a friendly competition by keeping score and see who can find the most unique plates.
  3. 20 Questions: One person thinks of an object, and the others have 20 questions to guess what it is. This game is not only fun but also encourages critical thinking and deductive reasoning.
  4. Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of items commonly seen on the road, like a red truck, a gas station, or a cow in a field. Give each child a list and have them mark off items as they spot them.
  5. Storytelling: Start a collaborative storytelling session where each person adds a sentence to a story. It's a great way to get creative juices flowing and pass the time.
  6. Alphabet Game: Challenge your kids to find words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, in order. For example, A is for apple, B is for bicycle, and so on.
  7. Car Bingo: Create bingo cards with various road signs, vehicles, and landmarks you might encounter on your journey. Kids can mark off the items they spot and shout "bingo" when they have a complete row or column.
  8. Guess the Song: Play a snippet of a song and have your kids guess the title and artist. You can create a playlist of family favorites before the trip to keep the game going.
  9. Counting Cows: Count how many cows you see on your trip. For added fun, if you pass a cemetery, everyone has to "bury" their cow count, and it starts over.
  10. Name That Tune: Hum or whistle a tune, and your kids have to guess the song. You can take turns being the musician, and this game is perfect for honing your family's musical knowledge.

Remember to mix and match these games based on your family's preferences and the age of your children. Keeping them engaged and entertained will not only make the journey smoother but also create lasting memories of your road trip together. So, buckle up and get ready for a fun-filled adventure on the open road!


#10 Car Games to Keep Kids Amused on Road Trips
#No More Backseat Boredom: 10 Car Games for Your Next Family Road Trip

Feb 13, 2024

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