The summer season is the perfect time to take a road trip
with the whole family. But unless you pack plenty of family-friendly road trip
games for everyone to enjoy, you may struggle to entertain the kids throughout
the entire trip. To save you some time, here are ten road trip games to
guarantee an excellent vacation for everyone.
1. Spot the License
This great kids game is a classic favorite of many. Have the
kids watch the license plates that pass by, or that move along in front of you.
See how many states you can witness throughout the trip. If only your state’s
plates are in view, try with a different attribute, like car colors or shapes.
2. The Alphabet Game
This kids game works great if you drive in traffic or
through cities. Starting at A, have the children look around and see if they
can spot the letter someone in their surroundings. Have them move down the
alphabet until they get stuck. Good luck with Q!
3. I Spy
This fun family game works best with a group of observant
riders. Have one child start by picking out something they see in their
surroundings, and not telling anyone. Then, ask general questions about the
object until one person finally guesses what is on their mind.
4. Name that Song on
If you have the radio playing, or if your children are in
control of what music gets to be played, add a fun family game to help pass the
time. Have one child put on one of their favorite songs. Then, try to guess
which song is on as quickly as possible, before the lyrics begin.
5. Count What You Can
Sitting in the car can get tedious, so change things up a
bit by having the little ones count whatever they can see. This can include
counting the cows, other animals, or even cars that pass by. This simple family
game lets your children work on their counting skills while you head on
6. Where in the
A road trip is the perfect time to teach your children a
little bit about the world around them. Start by naming a few of the states in
the country. Then, add a twist by naming cities within that state. If your
children are already geography masters, turn it up a notch by teaching them
countries throughout the entire world.
7. Rock, Paper,
This timeless classic can be a savior on any long road trip.
Teach your children the basics, and spend a few minutes shaking your hands at
8. A is for…B is for…
This second alphabet game will help your children work on
their spelling. Go in a circle, and have each player name a letter, as well as
what word starts with that. You can pick an animal theme or food theme for
9. Tell a Story
Get the creative juices flowing by telling a story together
as a family. Pick out different characters, add plot twists, and see how long
you can go before writing an ending!
10. Find It…
If you want a game to keep your children’s attention for
awhile, this one’s for you. Pick something that you may think you will see when
traveling along the road (this could be a mountain, a cow, or anything else in
the surroundings). Then, ask your children to find that thing specifically.
This will keep your kids staring out the window in hopes of being the first to
Hit the Road!
Don’t stay cooped up
indoors this summer. Instead, take these ten fun games for kids on the road and
have an adventure as a family!