Car games! A long-standing road trip tradition. If you’ve already exhausted your family’s tolerance for I Spy and license plate sighting, Jennifer has a couple more road trip games to add to the arsenal:
Game #1: Think of an animal. Have the kids take turns asking questions to try and guess which animal you’re thinking of. (Is it brown? Does it have claws? Does it live in the Jungle?) Questions should be yes or no type questions – but to make things a little easier, you can also offer a little extra information.
Game #2: Call out each letter of the alphabet – think of an animal that starts with that letter. Extra points for picking an unusual animal name. ie. Instead of just “Bear” or “Bat” for “B” – extra points for “Beluga Whale” or “Bengal Tiger”. Can be played so everyone must come up with an animal for every letter – or you can take turns. (If you want some inspiration before the game/trip, try ZipcodeZoo.com.)
What are your favorite road trip games?
Related: Tons more road trip tips at Parent Hacks