Going on a road trip with your family is a great way to bond and create memories together. However, long hours on the road can be tedious, especially for children. To keep everyone entertained and engaged, it's important to plan some fun games to play during the journey. Here are some of our favorite games for families on a road trip.
1. I Spy
I Spy is a classic game that never gets old. It's easy to play and can be enjoyed by all ages. To play, one person selects an object they can see and says "I spy with my little eye something that is (color of the object)". The other players then take turns guessing what the object is until someone gets it right.
2. License Plate Game
The License Plate Game is another classic road trip game that can keep everyone entertained for hours. The goal is to spot license plates from as many different states or countries as possible. You can keep track of the plates you see on a piece of paper or use a mobile app to make it more interactive.
3. 20 Questions
20 Questions is a great game for families on a road trip because it doesn't require any materials or preparation. One person thinks of an object, and the other players take turns asking yes or no questions to try and guess what it is. The game ends when someone correctly guesses the object or when all 20 questions have been asked.
4. Alphabet Game
The Alphabet Game is a fun way to pass the time and test your knowledge of the alphabet. Starting with the letter "A," players take turns finding letters of the alphabet on signs, billboards, and license plates. The first person to find all 26 letters wins.
5. Mad Libs
Mad Libs is a fun and creative game that can be played with the whole family. One person asks for different types of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.), and then fills them into a pre-written story. The result is a silly and often hilarious story that everyone can enjoy.
6. Would You Rather?
Would You Rather? is a game that can spark interesting conversations and debates. One person asks a question that starts with "Would you rather..." and gives two options. The other players then have to choose which option they would rather do and explain why.
Bingo is a classic game that can be adapted for a road trip. Instead of using numbers, create bingo cards with different objects or landmarks that you might see on the journey (such as a red car, a cow, or a windmill). The first person to spot all the items on their card wins.
8. The Name Game
The Name Game is a simple but fun game that can be played with any name. One person says a name (such as "Tom"), and the next person has to come up with a name that starts with the last letter of the previous name (such as "Mary"). The game continues until someone can't think of a name.
This game can also be done with animals, place names, songs, movie titles, etc.
With these fun games, your family road trip is sure to be a success. Remember to take breaks and stretch your legs every once in a while, and enjoy the journey!