Road trips are big adventures for kids, and they can create unforgettable memories. To make a road trip remain pleasurable for the duration of the trip, here are some road trip games for kids that will keep them entertained and occupied while you travel:
“I Spy” is a road trip game that has withstood the test of time. “I spy with my little eye, something red.” This easy-to-learn game is perfect for preschoolers, and can keep them entertained for unbelievably long periods of time. The directions are simple: One person spies something and recites the line, ending in a clue. Everyone else takes turns trying to guess the mystery item.
“Road Trip Bingo” is a fun road trip game that requires a little planning ahead of time, but can be a terrific scavenger hunt. All you need are clipboards, bingo cards, and a bag of pennies. The bingo cards will list various things that may be seen on the road trip. As the gamers see the things listed on their bingo cards, they cover each item with a penny until the winner covers all the squares and shouts out “Bingo”.
“License Plate Game” is an easy game where the goal is to spot license plates from all 50 states. To play, write down all the states you see during the road trip. Keep track of Canadian, European, and Mexican license plates, too.
“Tic Tac Toe” is a classic road trip game. All you need are two players, a pencil, and a pad of paper to play this popular standby. Player One places an X on the grid, Player Two plots an O. They continue to take turns until one player has three across.
“Hangman” is another game that’s perfect for kids. The first player thinks of a person, place, movie or book title—it could be anything, really. Instead of writing out the saying, she leaves an underscore for each letter in each word. The second player guesses one letter at a time. If the mystery saying contains the letter, it is written in the correct place. If not, the first player draws a head on the hangman scaffold. When enough incorrect letters have been guessed, the dead body is complete and the second player loses. If the guesser solves the puzzle before the body is complete, he wins.
“The Alphabet Game” is a fun game for kids that can read road signs. Starting with “A”, look for road signs that begin with the letter until you get to “Z”. This game works best when played on long road trips.
If you are planning a road trip with the kids, Robert’s Auto Repair is available to make sure your vehicle is roadworthy and safe. To schedule your pre-road trip safety inspection, contact Robert’s Auto Repair at (831) 373-1534. We are conveniently located near Highway 1 and Del Monte Blvd. at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. We look forward to serving you soon!