It doesn’t matter if you’re driving an hour or multiple days; road trips can be dull and dare I say boring to some members of the family. While the driver is paying attention the navigator is also busy keeping the little ones happy, fed and looking for the next rest stop. I thought I would share some of my favorite road trip games for the family.
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The more we road trip the more ideas we have for fun. I’ve got some Road Trip Tips and Preparations.
20 Questions– This works perfect for everyone. It also helps keep little minds off having to go to the bathroom! We like to keep with themes, Animals, People, Cartoons, Places, and Food are some of our favorites.
Spot it! On the Road– This toy lives in our car. It doesn’t matter if we are on a long trip or just sitting in traffic. It can be played individually or as a group and we love it.
Family Sing-A-Long – We pick a song each trip that when it comes on we all join in and sing. It’s a nice surprise and we all get excited and it gives us a boost of energy right when we need it.
License Plate Game– I love how simple this game is. There’s no parts or pieces, just a board and you can reuse it over and over. I also like the Memory and Hangman game from Melissa and Doug.
iSpy– This one is good for little ones, but it depends where you’re driving, I can only spy so many road signs!
Road Trip Bingo– There are tons of different versions of this out there. It really helps the time pass and it’s easy for you to keep in a pocket on the back of the seat or in the glove box.
Crayons/Markers– Yep I’m going old school nothing beats some crayons and markers. Add either a coloring book or activity book and they will be entertained. You’re kids may be older, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to the basics, throw in some Mad Libs and you’re set!
I personally love our road trips and value the time we spend together in the car. Sure it’s nice to read or just have a quick little nap too, but playing these road trip family games will be memories we look back on and laugh about in the future.
So what’s your favorite road trip game to play with the family?