Family On Road Trip

SIMPLE AND FUN KIDDIE ROAD TRIP GAMES WITH ZERO PROPS

When you’re on a road trip with kids, it can be hard to keep them entertained. Kids are easily bored, and they can be a bit of a handful when they get cranky. A good way to help them behave and keep them occupied is to play games, but then, you suddenly realise that you forgot to pack their toys. There’s no need to fret, as there are a few games you can play that don’t rely on any props.

I SPY

This one’s easy, and you’ve probably heard of it before. It starts with one member saying, ‘I spy with my little eye something that…’ before describing what that object is. It can be any description you want such as the object’s colour, starting letter or function as long as it’s true. Don’t go describing something as blue when you’ve got a tree in mind.

Depending on how old your kids are, it’s important that they understand the rules of the game. However, it’s also okay for them to break the rules every once in a while. This can make for a funnier and more interesting game.

SPELLING BEE

Another one of the kiddie road trip games you must try is the spelling bee. This is one of the educational games on this list. The rules are pretty simple: have your kids spell out different words in varying levels of difficulty, depending on the age of your kids. For a little extra fun, think of words related to camping.

WOULD YOU RATHER?

This game is just senseless fun. One member asks everyone else to choose between two options they’d rather do. For example, ‘Would you rather eat a bucket of spiders or have to do homework for the rest of your life?’ The questions can get very silly, adding to the hilarity of your experience. Just be sure not to take the game too seriously or else, you’ll spoil all the fun!

THE ABCS OF THE WILD

This is another game that can teach your kids. To play, one member begins by naming something found in the wild that starts with the letter A. Then, the next person names something that starts with the letter B, and it goes on like this until you complete the whole alphabet. Things can get really hard and interesting when you reach letters Q and X.

The best thing about this game is you can customise it however you like. Feel like the wild is too broad of a category? Change it to something else! The theme can be countries, animals, food – whatever you want. You’re only limited by your imagination.

WHO AM I?

This guessing game is also very easy to play. All you have to do is think of a person – be it famous or otherwise – and then give three clues about that person’s identity. The beauty is that the options are endless. You can choose a celebrity, a politician or even your own family member! See how creative your kids get when it comes to describing other people.

Dealing with kids can be tricky, but it’s not that hard to find something to do that’ll keep them distracted. Armed with these fun kiddie road trip games, your children are surely going to have the time of their life and you will stay sane for the most part. They may not even want to get off the car when you’re through!

 


 

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Martin White
martinw@dinga.com.au

Martin is huge on everything outdoors and is even bigger on driving and technology. He loves boats, new stuff and writing about it.