Whether you are going on a multi-day road trip, or simply crossing state borders to visit family for the holidays, keeping small children quiet and content on long car rides can be extremely difficult. Even more so, it can make parents distracted and increase your risk of a car accident. That’s why the team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin have put together this guide to help keep Indiana family safe and happy as they navigate the roads.
In addition to any suitcases you might be bringing, it is important to have these items ready at hand, without needing to stop the car to get them from the trunk.
These tips can reduce crankiness and keep your kids quiet, calm, and safe.
Everyone takes turns telling a story together, but everyone can only add one sentence to the story at a time on their turn. Your kids will love to see how crazy the story can get with everyone contributing!
License Plate Abbreviations
Using the license plate letters on the vehicles surrounding yours, players must try to come up with the funniest answer to what they might stand for. For example, a player might guess a license plate with the letters “DCC” could mean “dogs chase cats”.
Guess the Word
One player uses their finger to write a word (short words work best) on another player’s arm or palm, and then that player must try to guess what the word is.
Players must try to guess what another player is thinking of but can also ask yes-or-no questions for hints. For example, “is what you are thinking of small than a person?” or “is what you are thinking of purple?” You win the game if you can figure out what it is within 20 questions.
The Alphabet Game
Players compete to see who can find every letter of the alphabet first by looking at street signs, billboards, and other signs (license plates may not be used). However, letters must be found in order. For example, if you see a “b” you cannot count it unless you found an “a” first.
Players choose a category (ex: food, animals, cartoon characters, etc.) then must try to find words for every letter of the alphabet for that category. For example, if the category is food, the first player might say “apple”, the next “banana”, then “candy”, and so on until they make it through the entire alphabet.
The Picnic Game
This is a memory game where players must try to remember a continually growing list of what to bring to a picnic, which each player adding one more item on their turn. Each new item must start with the next letter of the alphabet. For example, the first player might say they are bringing apples, so the next player would need to say they are bringing apples and bananas. Then the third player would need to remember apples, bananas, candy, and so on. The game ends once you reach “z.
A, My Name Is Anne
On their turn, each player must answer the questions, “What is your name”, “Where did you come from?”, and “What did you bring with you?” with words that start with each letter of the alphabet. For example, the first player might say, “My name is Anne, I come from Atlanta, and I brought a suitcase full of apples,” while the second player might say, “My name is Bert, I come from Boston, and I brought a suitcase full of bananas,” and so on. The game ends once you reach “z.”
The Counting Game
All the players must try to count to twenty together by taking turns saying the numbers aloud, but players go in no particular order. For example, one player says “one”, another player says “two” and so on. But if two players speak at the same time, the game starts over at one. The game also must start over if more than five seconds go by without anyone saying a number.
One a long car trip, the more things to do, the better. That’s why the team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin has put together a FREE activity book full of fun games to keep your kids occupied on your next car trip. Download our activity book and print it out to enjoy:
You’ll only need to supply the crayons!
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