Family Road Trip GamesJul 18th, 2017
Did you pack the camera? Does everyone have their hat?
You’re ready! Everybody’s in the car and you’re off on that long drive to enjoy some time away from home. Maybe you’re heading to a cottage, visiting with friends and family, or taking in some culture. The question is…what are you going to do on the way there?
It can be a challenge to keep everyone happy and entertained on a long drive. Here are some fun ways to keep your passengers having fun on your summer road trip:
It’s a classic. A good, old-fashioned game of I Spy is a great way to keep people engaged and having fun on the road. It’s a great way to pay attention to the sights as you explore new areas — and is helpful when you’re stuck in traffic. It can make for a lot of laughs when you are trying to guess something that is green. Just make sure that the driver is keeping their eyes on the road!
Great for kids and adults, this is a fun way to think differently. One person starts and says a location (city, town, province, etc.) that starts with the letter A. The next person then has to pick a location with the letter B, and so on. A variation on this game is to take the last letter of the location and say a new location that begins with that letter. (i.e. Elora, Africa, Amsterdam, Milton…)
Players must guess what a person is thinking in 21 questions or less. The first person thinks of something, and then the rest of the people in the car begin asking questions. You are not allowed to repeat questions. Whoever gets it right can start the next round.
One person begins by saying “Fortunately” and then says something fortunate (i.e. Fortunately, I brought along my snacks.) The next person follows by saying something unfortunate about the previous statement. (i.e. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize there were bears nearby.) Continue clockwise around the car. If someone stumbles they get a strike. Three strikes and you’re out.
License Plate Game
Another timeless classic, passengers take turns shouting out license plates that they see that contain the letters of the alphabet, in the order of the alphabet, as they drive past your vehicle. See how quickly you can get from A-Z.
No matter your destination, you can share some laughs and enjoy the ride by playing games.
Heffner Toyota wishes you happy times on your road trips this summer.