We continue our list of car ride games this week with four more ideas for passing the time while on those long road trips this season.
1.) License Plates (#2) – There are many versions and variations of license plate games depending on the difficulty and age group of those playing. 1St: Participants call out letters in alphabetical order; the first one to Z gets a point. The player with the most points by the end of the day/trip wins. For a greater challenge look for double or triple letters.
Variation: Use the letters in the plate to create a word. For example the letters CBE can spell celebrate. Where the first letter is the starting letter of the word, the last letter is the last letter, and the middle letter is any letter in between the final word.
2.) 20 questions – One Person acts as a judge and chooses one random object, it can be anything. Go around the car asking the judge yes or no questions about their object. The first question is always “Is it an Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, or Other?” If the guessers fail to guess the judge's object in 20 questions they all get one last guess. If the object is still not guessed then it is revealed and a new judge is selected for the next round.
3.) Find the Alphabet – Utilize any reading material outside of your side of the car to call out the letters of the alphabet in order. Roadsigns, store names, logos on trucks, ect. should all be utilized. This game can be played in teams or as solo players.
4.) Billboard Haikus – Each round one player chooses three random words from three different billboards. Once all three words have been chosen the other players have one minute to create a haiku. That is, a three lined poem with 5 syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third line.
5.) Road Trip Bingo – This game is played much like a combination of Bingo and I Spy. Create a list of objects (street signs, fire hydrants, traffic lights, garbage cans, ect.) and randomly assign them to different boxes on multiple cards. Hand the cards out to all the participants. Whenever someone sees the listed object on their card they can cross if out. First player to cross out an entire row calls out BINGO! and wins.