Orbit's Travel Blog - 05.01.2023.

7 Road Trip Friendly Games You Can Play With Your Kids

Going on a road trip with your family soon and need some ideas for keeping the little ones busy? Check out our list of the best road trip friendly games!

We all want to make memories with our family and spend some quality time together. So, of course, the perfect way to do it is to go on a road trip. But we all know that after sitting in a car, kids can get bored, and if they are bored...nothing good can come out of it, right? So keeping your children busy and engaged is crucial for a pleasant drive. Check the list of road trip-friendly games below because you're probably going to need it!

1) Keep A Straight Face

Choose a player who has to keep a straight face no matter what. First, they have to name a simple object that they see, for example: "a tree", "daddy's nose", "car radio", and so on. Then ask him silly questions to which he must always reply with the word he chose, but he has to keep a serious face.

The questions could be:

· What is your favourite food?

· How would you name yourself if you came to the planet Earth as an alien?

· Who is your best friend?

The player always has to answer with » daddy's nose«, for example, and keep a straight face. As soon as they smile, they lose. Then it's your turn.

Happy family on a road trip

2) The Rhyming Game

Someone picks a word to start with, such as "game", "cookie", "rock", and so on. Then, the next player must repeat that word and develop another that rhymes with it.

Suppose you want to make this super challenging, ad the additional rule that every player has to say all the rhyming words from the first one. In that way, it will be harder and harder to remember all the words. That person who can't remember all the words or can't find the new rhyme loses and has to start all over again with a new comment.


The first person starts a conversation with the letter A, and the next person has to answer with a sentence that begins with B and so on.

For example:

· Person 1: "Apricots are delicious."

· Person 2: "Better than salad."

· Person 3: "Congratulations, I agree with you!"

And so on…

Kids toys that are perfect for road trips

4) Funny math

Call out the numbers on the license plate in the car in front of you and see who can add up the numbers the fastest. Whoever answers correctly gets one point. The winner is the one who reaches 10 points the quickest.

5) The Song Game

The oldest person has to hum a song's tune, and others should try to name the song as fast as possible. The person who guesses the name of the music correctly wins, and then it's her turn to hum a new tune.

Kids sitting in the trunk of car while its being packed for road trip

6) I spy …

Probably this is the most classic game of all time. If you want to play, look around and choose an object (a landmark, forest, building…). Then you say: "I spy…with my little eye…something that begins with (insert the first letter of the object's name)." Other players in the car should try to guess the object you chose. If you want, you can help them with some clues like saying, "I spy…with my little eye…something that is (insert the colour of the object)" or "I spy…with my little eye…something that is made out of (insert the material of the object)."

7) Spot the yellow car

It is a simple game that can last a long time while on the road. It is simple to play, and the kids can forget themselves in the game for a long time. In simple words, you look out for yellow cars on the road. The person that spots the most yellow vehicles wins. 

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Last updated on 5.1.2023

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