5 Great Road Trip Games for Kids While Traveling Around Waco, Texas
Road Trips are extremely fun, but sometimes longer drives with no stops – especially with kids – can get boring. The kids can become tired and cranky, and will make the long drive even longer. So what can you do to ease the frustration and boredom? You can play games! Here are 5 road trip games for kids.
1. The Alphabet Game
For Kids Ages 5 and up: One person chooses the right-hand side of the road, and someone else the left. Each player looks for letters of the alphabet that appear on signs or license plates on their side. The object of the game is to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order, from A to Z. The first person to spot the entire alphabet wins.
2. The Animal Name Game
For Kids Ages 6 and up: One person names an animal. Then each person in order has to name another animal (no repeating!) that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. There are no winners or losers in this game. With older children, try the game with TV shows, or geographical categories such as cities or countries.
3. Twenty Questions
For Kids Ages 4 and up: One person secretly thinks of either an animal, mineral, or vegetable. The other players then take turns asking yes-or-no questions, such as “Can it fly?” or “Does it grow in the ground?” After the players have asked 20 questions, each player gets a chance to make a guess.
4. The Theme Song Game
For Kids Ages 5 and up: One person hums the tune to a favorite TV show, and everyone else tries to name the show as fast as possible. The first person to guess correctly hums the next song.
5. Restaurant Race
For Kids Ages 5 and up: Each player chooses a restaurant, such as Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonalds, etc. Players earn points by spotting their restaurant off the road, on a billboard, on exit markers, on Food/Fuel signs, or by hearing it mentioned on the radio. Impose a time limit — say, 20 minutes — and then add up the points.
For Kids of All Ages: The person who can stay still and quiet the longest wins! This game is perfect for the Mom or Dad or both you just can’t take the “Are we there yet?” anymore!
You may also want to read our article on taking Road Trips With Young Children. Also, if you are bringing your furry friend along, read Tips for Traveling With Pets!
Author Note: Maria Briggs is the owner and writer for the blog, “The Adventures of the Mamma Homemaker.” Read more helpful tips, family trip ideas and much more by following her on Facebook.