“Are we there yet?” A familiar question that always gets asked a few hours (or minutes) into a road trip. Help keep the little ones (and adults) entertained with these easy 10 road trip games.
Side note: Before you start your road trip, have your battery checked at one of our approved battery stockists.
1. FIRST TO TEN
This is a super simple game. Pick a type of car, or a car colour, and the first person to spot ten of them is the winner! As a reward, the winner can choose for e.g. the next song or snack.
2. MAKE A WORD
A game for children of all ages. It is really entertaining, not to mention great for language skills. Try to make a word out of the letters of the number plate in front of you. Add vowels if needed to help make a word. Whoever makes the first or longest word, wins.
3. GOOD OLD COLOURING IN BOOKS
It is still a favourite amongst many kiddies (and adults – just think of adult colouring in books). You can either grab a box of pencils and a traditional colouring in book or download a colouring in app on your mobile phone or iPad, many of which are for free.
4. MEMORY GAME
This is an alphabet-based memory game and it is suitable for children ages six and up. Get everyone involved; it is definitely “the more the merrier” type game. Start off by saying “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing apples, and…” finishing the sentence with something that starts with a ‘B’. Continue the round moving player to player, adding an item from the next letter in the alphabet. If you forget an item, you’re out!
5. 20 QUESTIONS
An easy game that really gets the mind thinking. One person thinks of a person, place or thing, and everyone else has 20 yes or no questions to guess who or what it is.
6. TRACK YOUR TRIP
A different spin to tracking where you are in your trip. Print out a map of the trip (Google Maps is a great option here) and give the kiddies pens/highlighters to follow the car along its journey.
7. SWEET OR SOUR
These game has been around for yonks. With all the cars on the road, you’re guaranteed to meet a range of drivers, some sweet and some sour. The kids look out of the window and wave at the drivers they come across. If the driver smiles/waves back at them, they are sweet, if they don’t, they are sour. Each child keeps score and the one with the most number of sweet drivers, wins.
8. FIRST TO LAUGH LOSES
Here’s how it works: Tell silly jokes, pull funny faces or play amusing YouTube videos on your phone, whatever it takes to get the others in the car to laugh. The aim of the game is to make others laugh so you can bag a prize!
9. DON’T SAY IT
A few hours into your road trip and you might be looking for some peace and quiet. Here, each child chooses five to ten words that their sibling can’t use for the duration of the trip. If either child uses the forbidden words, they get points – and the one with the most points at the end of the trip loses the competition.
10. I SPY
This one just had to make the list. No holiday road trip is complete without a game of I Spy. You start playing the game by choosing an object that you can see but you can’t tell anyone what that object is. Yip, they have to guess! Once you’ve made up your mind and you’re ready to play, you say “I spy with my little eye something beginning with”. The starting letter of the object is a clue for the rest of your family to try and guess the object by asking you questions.
Some advice: If you return from your trip and your car battery has drained, you may need to charge it. Here is a short video to show you how you can go about it.
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