Here are some of the best games to play on a road trip:
This is a classic game that has been played on journeys of every kind for years and surely needs no introduction. One person gives the first letter of an object that he or she can see, and everyone else tries to guess what that object is from observing what’s around them. Whoever guesses correctly gets “I Spy” next. This game can keep kids of every age happily occupied for a very long time.
Number Plate Games
There are various games you can play involving car number plates. Trying to spot plates from as many different countries as possible is popular with children who enjoy competing. You could spot the letters of the alphabet from A to Z, or you could spot numbers from 1 to 9999 (ignoring the letters). This game can be continued journey after journey, a great way to make each trip a bit more exciting for your little ones!
There are a few names for this one (including The Picnic Game), but they all start similarly. One passenger says: “I’m going out on a picnic and I’m bringing…” followed by whatever item comes to mind. The next player has to remember that item and add something else to the story and so on. This continues with each passenger until someone gets the story wrong. You can also play this game, where each person starts with the first letter of their name to make it a fun name game!
Would you rather?
The point of this travel game is picking between a rock and a hard place, for example, would you rather put your hand in a bowl of electric eels or dance naked while cockroaches are poured over your head? Would you rather be the smartest kid in school or be the best kid at sports in your school? Would you rather have three free wishes or be the richest person on Earth? Everyone takes a turn choosing between a rock and a hard place. This game works equally well for adults and children.
The Word Association Game
One person starts by saying a word – it can be anything – then go round clockwise while each person comes up with a word that has a connection to the previous word. For example, ‘grass,’ ‘leaf,’ ‘tree,’ ‘squirrel,’ ‘nuts.’ Quick thinking is the key – the faster-paced, the more fun the game. This is a game that gets people thinking, making links, and gives the experience of having fun with words.
Car Colour Race
Perhaps the most straightforward journey game of all… everyone chooses a colour and then counts the number of cars of their colour that drive past. The first person to spot ten cars of their colour and shouts out wins. This is a lot like bingo, but it is easier for kids and more interactive with the surroundings around you.
Hopefully, the ideas for car journey games have given you some food for thought. Next time you’re planning a road trip with friends or family, why not hire a coach from Churchill Coaches. You can also count on excellent quality and a comfortable vehicle with our team, so give us a call today to discuss your requirements. Call us on 01784 404 797 (Changing over to new number) 0845 833 1558, alternatively you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org.