7 Road Trip Games for Kids

Road Trip


I have this dream of driving across the country with my family, stopping to see the best our country has to offer while helping my children fall in love with our nation as it zooms past their windows. 

In reality, I dread road trips. 

My family is famous for polishing off the snacks 30 minutes down the road, needing to stop for bathroom breaks a laughable number of times and getting car sick because we read in the car even though we know it makes us ill. 

The only thing that saves us from ourselves is road trip games. Here are a few of our favorites we can all play together, which passes the time nicely for both kids and adults alike.

Slug Cycle

This is a variation of the classic slug bug, but instead of searching for VW Bugs, players keep an eye out for motorcycles and cyclists. This game not only keeps kids busy, it also helps teach future drivers to notice other modes of transportation and to share the road. Just remind your kids to slug gently.

Would You Rather

Each person takes turns asking the rest of the car "Would you rather..." and each player answers. For example, "Would you rather have the ability to fly or to see into the future?" Or, as my kids like to ask, "Would you rather kiss a cow's bottom or a pig's?" 

"I'm Going on a Trip" Memory Game

The first player says, "I'm going on a trip and I'm bringing a pillow," (or whatever object they choose). The second player layers on another item saying, "I'm going on a trip, and I'm bringing a pillow and a book." Players are eliminated when they can't remember all the items in sequence. This game can last a surprising amount of time, and kids LOVE it.

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About the Author

Amy Flory

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

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