Not everyone’s car is equipped with a DVD player and that’s why we have compiled a list of 5 convenient games to keep the kids entertained during errands, long drives, or even road trips! These games will keep the kids amused and happy; and you calm and less distracted – what more can you ask for? Try them out, we promise you won’t regret it!
Before the road trip, write a list of items to look out for during the ride. They can be anything that you expect to see, from a tractor to a horse. Check it off the list as you see them. You can work together with your kids or set up a competition between them. This game is especially entertaining for younger children, and it is helpful for those who get car sick from not looking out the window.
Aluminum foil is a simple yet versatile item to bring on a road trip that has a lot of potential for creative minds. Because foil is pliable and durable, it can be moulded into all sorts of objects, such as a funky hat or a toy cat, and then used to play with afterwards. Children will enjoy this hands-on activity that is both economical, reusable, and mess-free.
This fun memory game needs nothing but your memory! One player starts off the game from the beginning of the alphabet by saying, “I went on a road trip and I brought apples” then the next player would say “I went on a road trip and I brought apples and bananas”. The third player will repeat the same thing but add another word that begins with a C, and the cycle continues. Can your children get through the alphabet while remembering all the items everyone is bringing?
Hedbanz is a great game that you can buy at any toy store, at a cheap cost too! With this game, it’s simply a race to see who can answer questions to determine what’s on the card on their head before time runs out. This awesome game can be enjoyed by children of all ages. If you have a pencil and some paper, then you can even make your own cards for the kids!
Window Markers are useful to bring along since they will keep the children entertained for a long periods. These markers can be used on windows and easily erased. Drawing on the windows is a fun alternative to paper and they can get inspiration from the scenery that they are looking at. Not only are windows a place to be artistic, but the children can also use them to play games such as tic-tac-toe or hangman.