Family-Friendly Road Trip Games

This is the time of year for family road trips. More people are out on the roads than any other time of year, as much as 25% more! Be prepared for delays and traffic. There’s nothing worse than a long road trip with nothing to do. Aside from all the safety tips for traveling, it’s almost as important to have your road-trip-games at the ready. Sanity is just as important as safety on any travel expedition.

Here are a number of fun games to get you started:

  1. During the holiday season is a good time for this one… calling out ‘decorations’ as each passenger sees a holiday-decorated house or vehicle. Keep track of who says it first the most number of times and at the end of your trip, that’s your winner.
  2. Who can correctly identify the make of a vehicle around you? This is a great game if there are multiple car lovers along for the ride. If you’re really good, you can up it to the next level to see who can identify the correct models too!
  3. I spy with my little eye… then give a clue about something you see down the road giving everyone enough time to look around and guess.
  4. The banana game: yell out ‘banana’ everytime you spot a yellow vehicle.
  5. Storytime: one person starts out the story with the opening sentence and then each passenger adds to the story with their own sentence. Go around as often as you like to fully develop your story. 
  6. The license plate game: you can do a Google search for an easy-peasy printout for your kiddos to cross off each state they can identify on a license plate or you can have them write it down. He/she with the most states identified wins!
  7. Name that tune. You can sing or hum or listen to the radio. Good luck with your guesses!

What road-trip games can you add to our list? We hope this is a good start. Before you head out on a holiday road trip, let the professionals at Larry’s Independent Service in Mission Viejo provide maintenance for your vehicle to help keep you safe on the roads this holiday season. Schedule your appointment today or visit us at 25721 Taladro Circle Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Happy road-tripping! 

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