On the blog today, 3 Road Trip Games to Play with Your Kids (other than Rock, Paper, Scissors) written by guest contributor, Samantha, media relations specialist at Caliber Collision.
If you have ever traveled with children, you know how difficult it is to keep them entertained.
“Are we there yet?”
“I have to use the bathroom.”
“She’s looking out of my window!”
However, games engaging everyone in the vehicle will turn boredom into laughter and make for memories to last a lifetime. Simple family road trip games can provide hours of entertainment that will involve everyone.
3 road trip games to play with your kids
Name That Tune
Whip out your phone and start playing those tunes! In this game, one person controls the music device and selects a song to play, and everyone else has to guess the song. Add up points for each correct guess and declare a Musical Champ at the end. Of course, you cannot guess the songs without turning it into a karaoke session. For even more giggles, add some throwback songs into the mix; your children will love hearing songs from your childhood. From “Let It Go” to “Livin’ on a Prayer,” this game will be a crowd favorite.
“I’m going on a Trip”
Even your younger children will adore this classic memory game. To play this game, you need to pick an object with corresponding letter of the alphabet plus all of the items previously stated. For example, the first person will start with the letter A by saying “I’m going on a trip, and I’m bringing an alarm clock,” and the second person will continue with the letter B by saying “I’m going on a trip, and I’m bringing an alarm clock and a Band-Aid.” Continue through the entire alphabet, and for older kids, you can customize the game by picking items for a specific location like the beach, Disney World, mountains, etc.
This game is full of busywork that will keep your children entertained for hours, and you can tailor this game to serve both younger and older kids. In this game, you need to specify a type of item for children to find. For younger children, you should keep it basic with simple items such as cows, green cars, semi-trucks, McDonald’s, etc., and for older children, set a time limit and have them guess how many they think they will see, of an item, during a certain length of time.
Road trips with children do not have to be as frustrating as they are often made out to be. Instead of throwing in the towel before you even start your journey, consider these 3 road trip games to play with your kids as creative ways to help entertain your children. Your kids will be occupied for hours while you create lasting memories with your precious family.
Carole here: thanks Samantha for these great ideas! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read Toot Sweet 4 Two’s full disclosure policy. As a back-up plan, have an activity book on hand, like the one pictured with Princess Sweetie and Princess P above, that your kids can share or have several on hand to avoid drama!
Samantha handles media relations for Caliber Collision, and in her spare time, she enjoys swimming, traveling, baking, and playing with her puppy, Emma. She likes to make a difference in her local community by volunteering at several organizations.
Photos of Princess Sweetie Pie (left) and Princess P (right), Tiffany’s daughters!
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