Car games for the whole family

June 18th, 2012 by

We all know the drill. You head out for a summer “adventure” with your family, and 45-minutes into the 7-hour car ride, everyone is already bored. Before you know it, you start hearing, “I’m huuuuungry” and “Are we therrreeee yet?”

So, what can you do to pass the time and keep the peace? Try a few of these family-friendly boredom busters:

Name that Tune
Flip through a series of radio stations and see who can name a song title or artist first. This can be fun when you have several generations in the car … kids are apt to be most familiar with current tunes, but parents and grandparents can often rack up plenty of points with oldies and classic rock stations.

Alphabet Game
Beginning with the letter A, have each player look for a word on a road sign or billboard that starts with that particular letter. Each player then proceeds through the alphabet, finding words for each letter along the way. (Cities with lots of billboards make this game especially fun!) The first person to reach Z wins! (For Q and X, you might choose to allow words that simply contain the letter – but it’s your choice!)

License Plate Game
There are many, many variations of this game, but one version is to work together to spot license plates from as many states as possible. Designate one person as the “recorder” and keep track as you go.

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