When it comes to planning a family road trip, many parents find themselves concerned with how they will entertain their children in the car. While part of the fun of a family road trip is the time spent together traveling to your destination, it is much more successful when everyone is entertained and having fun. Thankfully there are several family road trip games that will make the journey that much more enjoyable and exciting.
The best family road trip games are those that everyone can participate in. No matter how old your children are, planning some activities to do in the vehicle is a great way to keep everyone happy and pass the time.
Family Road Trip Games
In this family road trip game, each player chooses a different name of a chain-based restaurant like Taco Bell, McDonalds etc. Every time they see a billboard advertisement, spot their restaurant, hear a commercial on the radio or see a road sign with their logo, they are awarded a point. Set a time limit and the person with the most points when the timer runs out, wins the game.
Would You Rather
This is a simple game where its players are requested to choose between two undesirable things. Would you rather is a generally simple to follow game for all participants. In fact, players should be requested to explain why they chose the way they did to make it a little more exciting. There are some great card decks that are designed to be taken on the go with you, and would you rather has some hilarious questions that will have everyone laughing in no time. Check out this free printable would you rather questions for kids.
This game is excellent for family road trips. Not only is it easy to learn but it can be challenging to guess the correct answer at the same time. To play 21 questions someone thinks of a place, person or thing and the other players have to ask questions to find out what that place, person or thing is. The questioner to guess the item correctly within 21 questions starts the next round.
Don’t Say It
Boasting simple rules, this is another fabulous game for the entire family to play on a road trip. The passengers in the vehicle must come up with 5 words that should not be said during the trip. If someone slips and says any of them, they face a consequence of some sort. The consequences can be anything reasonable like having to sing a silly song. When playing this game choose words that are usually spoken often, this makes it even more complicated to win.
Spot objects as you drive along and mark them on your travel bingo cards. First person to get 5 in a row wins. This is such a fun and simple activity that keeps kids happy while you travel. You can buy bingo cards or print out a free printable travel bingo set!
Licence Plate Game
Kids will love to compete with their family members to see who can find the most licence plates from different provinces or states. It’s amazing how quickly time flies by when your kids are actively trying to see all of the passing car and truck’s license plates! I absolutely love this free printable license plate game set as its the only one I have seen to include both Canadian and American plates.
The best family road trip games are the ones that keep everyone in the car entertained. In no time you will have reached your destination and have had plenty of fun along the way.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!