Whether you’re traveling near or far this spring break, these classic and soon-to-be-classic car travel games for kids are guaranteed for everyone to unplug and join in the family fun. Give them a try and let us know how it goes!
The License Plate Game
This should ring a bell… remember riding around, looking for an Alabama license plate, then one from Alaska? The License Plate Game is still a great way to pass the time in the car. Older kids can find every state – in alphabetic order, even – younger kids can find plates with the letters of the alphabet, in order.
Read My List!™ Game
Ready to think fast? What do a curling iron, grill, and a light bulb all have in common? If you said they are “things that are hot,” then you’re well on your way to becoming a listing legend! Great for anywhere, anytime fun, Read My List™, is a think-quick card game of categories and lists perfect for playing in the car. Listen to a list, remember what you heard, and win points for naming things missing from the list, identifying their category, or being the last player standing in a Lightning Round. With two game play levels – easy and hard – everyone can join in the fun.
If your road trip is already turning rambunctious you might want to alter the rules of this car trip classic so that kids race to shout out or tap the center console when they spot a VW Bug on the road. Assign 2 points for classic Bugs and 1 for new models and play to 5.
Grandma’s Trunk™ Alphabet Game
Also available in card game format from EI with additional alphabet and memory games, classic Grandma’s Trunk is another fun one. Start by saying “I packed my Grandma’s trunk and in it I put a…” and add an item that starts with the letter A. The next player says the same thing, repeating your item and adding their own item beginning with the letter B. Continue play until you reach Z and see who can remember the entire contents of the trunk – in order!
Think quick! What do you call a large container of water for swimming? Blurt the answer first, and you’re on your way to winning this riotous game of rapid word recall. This handy, portable version of best-selling Blurt! , is perfect whether you’re driving or flying and great for keeping kids entertained on the go.
EI wishes you safe and happy travels this spring break!
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