Road tripping with kids in tow is an exciting adventure sure to provide many memorable moments. It is also an adventure that can have its share of challenging moments, like hour #10 with several hours still to go! Don’t enter that car unprepared! Check out these family favorite ways to keep kids, and parents too, entertained during those long hours on the road. No matter the age, road trip game are sure to bring the family together along the way!
We’ve spent hours on the open road traveling to vacation destinations, kids stuffed in back seats. From Minnesota to Montana, to family affairs several states away, and around the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, our family has experienced our share of long hours locked inside a moving vehicle. Keeping everyone entertained along the way at times has proved daunting, yet often quite entertaining as well! Today, we share our favorite games, and a few essential strategies too, to help you on your own journey of road trip bliss and happiness.
Family Favorite Road Trip Games
Road tripping is not only a means by which we arrive at our destination, it is also an integral component of the journey as well as a time for family bonding. With a little planning, turn your own 15 hour drive from boring and exhausting, into an extension of the vacation itself. Those hours spent strapped inside a moving vehicle set an ideal stage for family reconnection.
So where to begin that road trip reconnection? With road trip games! There’s a reason I Spy, Road Trip Bingo, and Hangman have survived through the years. They make perfect on-the-go games for families to reconnect and decompress from hectic daily lives. Nothing brings on family laughter more than games played together. Our family favorite road trip games, no matter the age, have been License Plate Lingo and I Spy. Admittedly, now that they are teenagers, road trip games do take on a decidedly more competitive twist!
To help you get on the road well prepared for your own kind of family in-car entertainment, here are ten car games sure to keep your kids entertained. Each has been road tested over the years and never seems to grow old, even though our kids have! So go on. Have fun the next time you’re stuck in a car with kids for hours on end! Create your own road trip memories of a lifetime. That’s what vacations are all about, right?