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Long car rides can make anyone a little stir-crazy. Keep the peace and enjoy the time with your passengers with the best road trip games.
License Plate Game
The License Plate Game is probably one of the most well-known and loved of all car games. Whether played individually or competitively with other passengers, the goal of the game is to find/identify as many different state license plates as you can. This game is great for kids too and the Happinesss is Homemade blog has provided a fun License Plate Game coloring map which you can download here.
I’m Going on a Picnic
Not only will this game test your memory, it will also make you hungry! The first person starts the game by saying,"I'm going on a picnic, and I'm taking..." something that begins with the letter “A”.
The second person then repeats the first part of the sentence, repeats what the first person is bringing, and then adds something starting with the letter “B”. The game continues around the car to each person, repeating and adding to objects beginning with the following letters of the alphabet.
Find the Letters
This is another simple alphabet game that could get pretty heated as players attempt to find sequential alphabet letters on store and restaurant signs, billboards, road signs, etc. You can make the game a little more challenging by ruling that players on the right can only find letters on the right side of the car and those on the left, must look on the left-hand side.
Kids love playing “I Spy” and the game transitions well to the car too! The Happiness is Homemade blog also put together a couple of printables for a round of “I Spy” scavenger hunt style which you can download here.
Have a car full of young passengers? Get their creative brains working by starting a group story. You can start with "Once upon a time” or anything silly to get the ball rolling. The next person adds a line to the story and so on. This could last for a few minutes or a few hours!
Once the story ends you can ask the kids illustrate the story and save as a road trip memory!
Silence Is Golden
This “game” may be a welcome break for everyone. Adults decide on a prize and the goal is to be completely quiet. Prizes are for anyone who doesn’t break the sacred silence!
Name That Tune
It’s easy and fun to play this game, based on the popular television show of the mid-20th century, in your car. Use your iPod or radio to play some tunes and see who can name the title and artist. Add some bonus points for singing along!
Take the opportunity to get to know your driving buddy better with a list of thought-provoking questions. Download a starter set here.
Mad Libs have been around for a very long time and make for great entertainment at home and in the car. Complete short stories with words as directed and read the resulting humorous stories aloud. Pick up some of the books on Amazon before your trip or at a Cracker Barrel along the way.
Don't spoil the fun and games with car trouble! Make sure your car is road trip ready.