10 Ideas for Road Trip Fun
Hitting the road this summer for a trip? Have no fear, driving in the car for hours to your destination does not have to be boring! Here are our top 10 fun road trip activities for kids of all ages.
1. Trip Journal
Find a cute notebook and start a road trip journal! Chronicle each interesting stop and site seen along the way, there and back again. Maybe even collect receipts, wrappers, or bits of nature that you can press in your journal as momentos!
2. Family Playlist
Create a playlist with the title of your destination. Ask everyone in the family to contribute some of their favorite songs to listen to on the way. You can even have the rest of the family guess who contributed each song as it comes on.
Take a look around for something to spy or think of something in your head. Have the rest of the car ask yes or no questions to guess what it is you’re thinking of. You can put a time or question number limit to make it more challenging for the guessers.
Divide the car into teams (left side vs right side) or play as individuals. Count the cows on your side of the road making sure to claim the cows if you see them first. Whoever has the most cows at the end of the trip wins!
In this game, the players take turns looking around in the car as well as outside of their windows and try to spot a word that begins with the first letter of the alphabet and so on until the end. Once the first letter (A) has been found, the players can move on to the next. Make a note of the letters you find and tally up the points at the end.
License Plate Game
Start by finding an A in a license plate, and then a B, and then a C, and see if you can spot every letter through to Z! Play as a team or compete for the first person to make it all the way through the alphabet individually.
Celebrity Name Game
Go through the alphabet and name a celebrity whose first name starts with that letter. The next person says a person whose first name starts with the same letter as the last name of the last player's person. This goes on until someone cannot respond with a name! In this case, the player is out.
Name That Tune
You can play this game a couple of ways. In this game, the player that is up first will hum a tune. It can be any song they want. The first person to name that tune gets a point and is up next to hum a tune. You can collaboratively decide how many points are needed to win the game. Another way can be to actually stream a song over the radio and have everyone guess the song this way.