Game recommendations for road trips?

Geri - posted on 06/04/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi Moms! We've got a car trip coming up that'll involve very little signage, so eye-spy gets a little hard. Any other (non-digital) car game recommendations that work for your grade-school -aged kids?

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Amy - posted on 06/05/2013

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My kids like to play a modified version of the board game would you rather. You ask two scenarios and then they pick the lesser if two evils for them. My 3 year old will even play this. For example would you rather eat worm for dinner or flies? Would you rather give up tv for a week or the computer?

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Geri - posted on 06/05/2013

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Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone! We have a 20 Questions game that we play, but that does get old after awhile. The license plates games aren't great for this trip cuz it's a 2-lane road for a lot of it, but the "Would you rather" sounds really fun. As does pass it on stories.
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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/05/2013

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License plate spotting, tracking how many from where.

Alphabet game, if you allow tractor trailers as part of the signage...

um...I'll keep thinking...

Kristin - posted on 06/05/2013

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YES! We just keep the Would You Rather game cards in the glove box. Also, if you're going to be traveling after dark, glow-sticks are fun too!

Kristin - posted on 06/04/2013

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a bingo game that's played with pictures (tree, dog, moving truck, traffic light, speed limit sign, airplane, bird etc)

20 questions

pass it on stories (each person adds a line or 2)

journaling about what they've seen if you're between places or on the way home

I keep a small bag of stuff to hand them that gets rotated every 1-2 hours...different puzzle book, book, small toys, small snack, etc

Bookstores usually have fun travel games/activities - we got a magnetic Tangram book for each of them last year before a trip.

Good luck!

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