Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Games For Road Trips No Batteries Needed

Games for road trips popped into my mind today as I was thinking about travel planning. Since there is just so much radio sing along I can do out of tune I found the following games to share with you. Adults and kids alike can play along. Just another way to make getting there as much fun as being at your destination.

  • I spy - Someone gets to say "I spy with my little eye something..." and then say whatever color it is. Everyone else takes turns asking yes/no questions until someone figures out what it is. This may be tricky when driving because whatever was seen when starting is likely long gone before too long. But don't get discouraged by this. There are plenty of variations to this game to deal with that.
  • 20 questions - This is one of the variations. A person simply thinks of something and assigns it a category such as animal, plant, or mineral. Everyone else takes turns asking yes/no questions until someone gets it right or twenty questions have been asked.
  • License plate game - Keep track of every license plate type that you see (every state, province, country, etc.). You can compete if you want. Once a person sees a particular type of plate, then they get that point and it's no longer eligible.
  • Scavenger hunt - You can make your own list of items you might see along the way. Print one out for everyone who will play. You could assign points for the items (rare items are worth more points).
  • Story pass-along - This is one of my favorite road trip games. Someone gets to start a story. Don't tell too much. Once they get so far, they get to pass the storytelling to the next person. You can pick a time limit or just leave it up the the teller or the next listener when to pass it on.
  • Alphabet game - Go through the alphabet one letter at a time. Once you see a letter, move to the next one and no one else can use the same letter you saw. You can limit the letters to license plates, billboards, or don't limit that at all.
  • Counting game - Pick something you will see along the way. Pick a number and count that many to win. You could do like the scavenger hunt and give things a point value (rare things are worth more points)
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