Nostalgic Road Trip Games To Play With The Kids

Posted August 02, 2017 by Leighanne

With the school holidays upon us, you probably have a week of activities planned, and there might even be a road trip on the cards?

There are two things most parents dread about family road trips:

  1. The cost of filling up your tank with petrol or diesel. Luckily with an electric car, all you need to do is map out your chargepoints for the trip.

  2. Road Trips can be quite tedious for the kids, and can sometimes descend into squabbling and a barrage of “are we there yet?” questions...

So, with this in mind, why not try playing a few screen-free games? Just like we did when we were younger. Let’s get things started with an old classic...

Plug-in Vehicle (PiV) Bingo

Print bingo cards with different PiV and road sign pictures in 16 different squares.

How to play: Give each child a hardcover book, to put on their lap. Each child gets a bingo card and a zip-lock bag with 16 pennies. When you spot a PiV they cover the picture with a penny. Just like regular bingo, the first child to cover all the squares in a straight line wins.

I Spy

Well, we all know how to play this one… But, this easy game is perfect for younger kids and can keep them entertained for hours (okay, maybe minutes).

How to play: One person picks something around them they can see, they say out loud the letter the object begins with, and everyone takes a turn in guessing what the object could be.

I’m Going on a Picnic

This alphabet memory game is great for kids 5 and up. You don’t need a game board or any materials in order to play it.

How to play: The first player says “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing...” followed by something that begins with A, such as apples. The second player repeats what the first person said, but adds something that begins with B. So might say “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing apples and berries.” And so on with C, D, and the rest of the alphabet. If someone forgets an item, they are out. The last player to be able to recite all the items on the list wins.

Connect the song

This game is for the older kids and music lovers.

How to play: One person starts singing a song, the next person has to connect it with another song. It continues until someone can’t think of another song or gets the lyrics wrong.

So, there you have it. Hopefully, these games will keep you and your family happy during your Road Trips this summer. Good Luck and Happy Charging!

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