Traveling with kids can be challenging but ultimately rewarding. It’s especially hard when they become bored on a long plane or car ride. However, there are a variety of fun and engaging games that you can play to keep them entertained and excited throughout the journey.
Whether you’re looking for interactive games that involve the whole family or individual activities to keep each child occupied, there’s something for everyone. From classic games like “I Spy” and “20 Questions” to newer favorites like “Who Is The Artist?,” these travel games will make your trip much more enjoyable for both you and your children. So pack up your bags, grab some snacks, and get ready to have some fun!
One classic game that never gets old is “I Spy.” It’s easy to play and doesn’t require any materials other than your surroundings. Simply choose an object that you see and say, “I spy with my little eye something (color/shape/etc.).” Your child then has to guess what object you’re talking about based on your description. This game can go on for as long as you want and is perfect for keeping kids occupied during a car ride, train trip, or long plane flight.
Who Is The Artist?
This is a fun spin on “Name that Tune,” but instead, the players have to come up with who sings the song. When a song comes on the radio, people listen intently to the music, melody, and lyrics to figure out the artist. The first person who answers correctly wins a point. It’s up to you how many points you want players to earn to win. But this is an exciting game and can get the brain going by trying to remember the artist on the radio.
There’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned sing-a-long to get the energy in the car pumping! Whether it be Disney favorites, TV show theme songs, or one of the kiddo’s favorite songs at the moment. One of the passengers in the car will begin by singing a tune, and others can join in. But the challenge comes by paying attention to the last word sung. The person who’s singing will stop, and the person next to them will have to pick up where they left off. In that way, it is sort of a memory game, too.
In this fun game, the adults in the car have to come up with three different nouns, which could be anything. For example, crown, laundry, and an apple. Then, the children all have to make up a story using only those three words within the story. There is no doubt that with this game, silliness will surely ensue. The sillier the words, the better!
This one may take a little planning before the vacation. If you’re traveling by car, you can look for a red billboard, or if you’re on a flight, you could search for someone wearing a purple hat. The possibilities are endless. To make the game easier for the kids, you can create a list of items to look for at the beginning of the journey and hand it to them. The first person to find all the items on the list will receive a prize, which could be as simple as a candy bar from the next stop or touchdown
The 20 questions game is a classic road trip game that has been around for ages. It’s a simple yet fun guessing game that can be played with friends, family, or even strangers! The rules are easy to follow – one person thinks of a noun, and the others have to guess what it is by asking yes or no questions. All you need is some imagination and creativity! You can choose any noun you want – from animals to objects to celebrities – the possibilities are endless.
The best part about these games is not only entertaining but also educational. They help improve critical thinking skills and expand your vocabulary too! So next time you’re on a road trip with your kids, why not give these fun and exciting games a try?
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Jennifer Passmore is a stay-at-home mom, writer and beader. She loves creating art with her words and through her jewelry. She is also a passionate mental health advocate. You can find more writing at her website Positivity In Pain.