It's almost time for the summer holidays, everyone’s favorite time of the year indeed! And with most overseas destinations being off-limits (thanks to the pandemic), there’s nothing better than hitting the beautiful countryside roads with family.
But wait! Looking for a change of scenery will also lead to long road trips, which means several hours in the car along with a particularly nightmarish situation – bored children! Trust us, there’s nothing worse than idle children when you’re trying to enjoy the views alongside your favorite music on the radio. Not only will they whine more and require attention, they’ll also end up feeling more irritated, and of course, pull you along into their mood.
So what can be done? Obviously, you cannot hand them a cell phone (what do babies have to gram anyway?) So, what are we left with? Hmmm! What about a car game? Ah, great idea!
The thing with car games is that they’re not only a means to calm your child, but they’re also an excellent way to bond with your entire family and keep everyone sane during a long car drive. After all, that's how it was done in the simpler times, right?
So on that note, here are some absolute fun games you can enjoy with your child when on a road trip. No more screams!
#1 – License plates
Nothing's better than a game that helps you pass time and improve your geographical knowledge. This classic game couldn't have been simpler! You, your child, and maybe their cousins, try finding license plates from all 50 states. Whoever finds the most is a winner. Easy, right? You can definitely improvise this game according to your own terms and make it more competitive while the children get to learn more about geography.
#2 – Simon says
God, what nostalgia! Simon says raise your left hand. Simon says point at your nose. Raise your left leg. Oh, but Simon didn't really say that, did he? The classic game can be really fun to play with your toddler, but be careful. Don't ask them to do something crazy like removing their seatbelts and start jumping on the back seat!
#3 – Musical moments
You're probably sick of listening to the frozen soundtrack by now. But guess what, your kid isn't. And they'll not lose any opportunity to prove it. Just play their favorite track in the car and suddenly stop the music. Now let your child complete the remaining lyrics in order to win. Treat them if they sing it out loud. Sounds like fun!
The secret behind a successful road trip is to be prepared under all circumstances. We know how hard journeys can sometimes be, especially when you're traveling with toddlers. Yet, one thing is sure – these games will definitely make you popular among your nephews and nieces. So, the next time you’re on a trip with a bunch of kids, be ready to pop up some of these games and let us know which one became a hit.