Do you dread hearing the “Are We There Yet” question over and over again? Or the backseat fussing and tussling that ensues when boredom sets in?
Would you rather not have everybody glued to their electronic devices the whole time you are traveling? Then, take a look at these Clever Car Games For Kids.
Classic Car Games For Kids
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Alphabet Game-Start with the letter A or Z and work your way forward or backwards through the alphabet. Each person or team names one thing that you might see while riding in your car that starts with that letter. When you get done naming things that you see while riding try other topics such as animals, cities, food, movie titles, and people’s names.
License Plate Game-I loved playing this game over and over when I was a kid. We took some long road trips. Can you tell?
See how many states that you spot license plates from other cars and trucks on the road. Simply do this on a piece of paper or try out this cool, sturdy multi-use Wooden U.S. Map Game Board. State blocks are all attached to the board and flip over easily to show that a state’s license plate has been spotted.
Also, a great way to learn or get a refresher on the state capitals. Travel Bingo/Scavenger Hunt-People love to say the word BINGO. Travel bingo is fun because it provides good-natured competition that gets passengers looking out the windows at what’s around them. To keep the game going for a while make it the first person to find everything on their card and then say bingo, wins.
You can find printable versions of travel bingo on the web or use a set of Bingo Cards with sliders to mark spaces.
Or for a twist, try Rubberneckers. Players are dealt a set of cards. They find as many things as they can on those cards to earn points.
Magnetic Car Games
Tic-Tac-Toe-The magnet system lets you play without pieces flying everywhere or having to write on paper in a moving car. Also, includes a variation of the game called Toss-Tac-Toe that is played on a numbered game board.
Matching Game-Kiddos exercise their matching skills by flipping two cards over at a time to make matches. Board is magnetized and game includes 36 tiles.
Tangram Game- Arrange colorful magnetic pieces in into a variety of puzzle shapes.
Other Fun Brain Exercising Car Games
Twenty Questions-Think of a person, place, or thing. The kiddos get to ask up to twenty questions that can be answered with a yes or no. They use these questions to help them get the information that they need to guess what you are thinking of. The longer that they play, the more they get the hang of asking creative questions.
Mad Libs-What a fun way to practice the parts of speech. Fill in the blanks before you know the story. Guaranteed to elicit fits of laughter and head shaking when it gets read back out loud.
Brain Quest-From toddler on up, these decks of questions and answers will challenge their minds. The best part is how age appropriate the material in each deck is. No wonder, as a panel of top educators oversees the contents of each set.
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