Road trips are just about the most bittersweet activity a family can go on. On one hand, you are getting to spend quality time with the family, and the promise of a fun destination resides at the end of your map. On the other hand…that’s a long time to spend in the car.
We can’t change how long it takes to drive from coast to coast. As long as speed limits are set safely at 65 MPH, you can count on spending a few hours buckled to a small cloth seat. What we can do is play some fun games on the road to make the time seem to go faster!
Edmunds.com is a great place to check out info on a new or used car, but did you know that it is also a great source for fun road trip games? They have some great suggestions for classic car games like Tunnel, 20 Questions, and License Plates, and they include detailed descriptions of how to play them.
The Kids Activities Blog is another great resource for games and activities to do while crammed in the family van. They offer over 4o great suggestions, ranging classic games like I Spy to wild and fun activities like making a light show! They also provide some great idea for road trip art projects, and of course, delicious snacks.
How Stuff Works provides a great top 10 list of fun games and activities to do on a long road trip. We won’t give away the number 1 activity, but just be sure that it will keep you guessing over and over again!
Last and certainly not least, don’t forget to check out everyone’s favorite do-it-yourself website, Pinterest. They have everything from car crafts to fun group games to art projects to snacks and everything in between. Check it out to see what other families have done on their road trips to make them fun and exciting.
Just because road trips are long and cramped, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Whether you are driving to Disney World or grandma’s house, check out any of these great sources for some great ideas for road trip fun! If you need to buy any roadtrip gear or games, US Toy will have everything you need.
If you have any activities or games you like to play on your family road trips, tell us about them in the comment section below!