Make your next trip stress free with these travel games!  Use a travel game for kids to make a long car ride go faster and certainly go easier!

What is a good game to play in the car? These games listed below are all good games to play anywhere but they are especially good for road trips.  Road trip games work best when they are easy to learn and remember! You will love these fun games.

Road Trip Games

Mad Libs is a classic game that has been around forever and it never gets old! There are many titles and versions of the game, but this one is designed for children between the ages of 5-8 years-old. 

If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s simple and fun to play. Each page begins with a new story title. The story is written, but the blanks are for you to fill in with different parts of speech that are specified for each space. 

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I spy guessing game. I spy is a guessing game where the spy, or it, says “I spy with my little eye …” and players have to guess the object the Spy saw. This is the perfect car game because the scenery keeps changing and even very young children can play this game. If they are very young have them pick colorful shapes!

I spy

Melissa Doug Flip to win License Plate Game. This game is easy to play for older kids and adults alike. The U.S.A. License Plate Game helps kids learn the name and location of all fifty states, identify states by their license plate design or simply plot your trip by flipping to win the states along your route. The game is handy and helpful but you don t need it to play, you can play with a notebook and paper if you like.

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We’ve got “Would you rather” questions you are going to love!  Have you ever played Would You Rather? It is that fun questions game that poses a dilemma with two equally good, bad or funny options.  Some would you rather questions are deep and thought-provoking, while others may be simply silly and just fun to answer.

would you rather

The Travel Scavenger Hunt for Kids card game is great fun on a car trip.  Kids love whiling away the miles searching for the objects found on the cards Can you find a red car, a license plate with the letter ”Z,” or a stop sign? Includes 54 scavenger hunt cards for 2 or more players. Again, you don’t need a card set to play this game you can create one of your own if you like! 

scavenger hunt

Another way to keep kids happy in the car is these hilarious kids jokes! Kids jokes are sure to bring a smile and some laughter. Here are over 50 hilarious jokes to keep kids laughing. Kids will also love these knock-knock jokes.

kids telling jokes

Classic Travel Games

20 Questions. One person picks something to be, such as a famous person or an animal, and then the rest of the passengers ask ‘yes or no questions’ until someone guesses who the person has chosen to be.

Rock Paper Scissors. This classic game is easy to play without any items, you just need your hands. Rock” is a fist…”Paper” is a flat hand…and “Scissors” is the pointer and middle fingers making snipping motions.  Two people shake their fists three times—and then show their chosen motion on the count of three. Winning hands are decided as follows: Rock breaks/dull scissors… Scissors cuts paper… Paper covers rock. Play three or 5 times…and see who has the most wins. This is also a good method to see who goes “first” in games.

Pick a number between 1 and 100 (or whatever you choose).  Kids love guessing games.

Magnetic Travel-size games such as Monopoly, Sorry, Battleships, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, and Chinese Checkers. These games are small and don’t have a large game board.

Book Game. This is just bringing some fun books. Try and bring books your children (or you) haven’t read before or as often.



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  1. The Mad Libs game appears quite interesting. It will help in improving story-reading skills and inflating kids’ knowledge of vocabulary.

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