GAMES/ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
1. TRAVEL-SIZED BOARD GAMES
Scrabble, Taboo and card games. It is important to create a good environment to play the game in the car. Usually, the armrest in the middle of the backseat can function as a perfect table for your kids.
2. TABLETS VIDEOS
Either we like it or not our kids are keen on watching cartoons on their tablets.
3. EDUCATIONAL QUIZ
Why not having quiz for your destination, or the country you are now. It is really fun and nice way and educational for you and your kids. Sometimes it need preparation. The quiz can be in different topics geography, culture, history , facts, animals It’s a win-win situation as the kids will get more excited about the destination.
4. THE ALPHABET GAME
This golden oldie will keep your kids occupied for hours! The rules of the game are simple. You have to find a sign, a road sign or a building sign starting with letters in order of the alphabet. So you start to look for the letter ‘A’ to letter the letter ‘Z’. The sign has to start with the letter of the alphabet without exceptions. In case the sign has multiple words in it, example: Dairy Queen, you can use it for the letter ‘D’ and for the letter ‘Q’. The least common and therefore the most letters to complete are the letters J, Q, X and Z. The first player to find all the letters of the Alphabet is the winner.
5. DOTS AND BOXES / PIGS IN A PEN
Requires a pencil and a roster sheet of paper. Normally played with two players, but can also be played with more. The game starts with an empty grid of dots. Each player, in turn can connect two dots by making a vertical or horizontal stripe. The player, who completes a box/pen, puts their initial and takes another turn. The player with the most boxes wins.
GAMES/ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS
1. WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
The rules are simple and require passengers to fall asleep at some point during the travel. Once the passenger wakes up, create a story, and try to make them believe that story. Each person takes turns to add to the made up story. The point-system is easy. If the passenger believes the story, each of the story tellers get 3 points. If the sleeping passenger fools the car and joins in their story correctly they steal all of the points. There are point deductions, if someone breaks character. The person with the most points when you get to the destination wins.
2. GUESS WHO? 10 QUESTIONS
A well-known alternative to the ‘I Spy’ game. Guess who that person is thinking of within 10 questions and you win. One passenger thinks of a famous or familiar person. The rest of the car can ask questions trying to figure out who that person has in mind (total of 10 questions). If the famous person is guessed, the passenger that guessed it gets one point and starts another round. If the famous person is not guessed, the passenger can think of another person and gets one point.
3. READ A BOOK/WATCH A MOVIE
4. FORTUNATELY, UNFORTUNATELY
Another fun game is ‘Fortunately, Unfortunately’ another simple but hilarious game. The rules are simple and can be played with an infinite amount of players. Counter clockwise you make a statement. The first starts with fortunately, followed by the next person starting a sentence with unfortunately, about that situation. Example: Fortunately, this will be my first visit to Canada. Unfortunately, it is raining there constantly. Fortunately, I brought a pink umbrella. Unfortunately you hate pink etc. Make it as creative as possible for the funniest results.
5. DID YOU HEAR THAT?
A very simple, but fun game usually played with two people. The first, asking ‘Did you hear what happened?’. If the respondent says correctly that it didn’t happen, that person gets two points. If the respondent says incorrectly that it didn’t happen, the questioner gets the two points, plus one extra. In case the respondent asks to tell them more, the points double at the end. Afterwards, you can switch and start again by asking ‘Did you hear what happened?’.