Activities for Long Car Rides

car ride activitiesActivities for Long Car Rides

If you are traveling with young children, you know how important it is to have a few tricks up your sleeve with some activities for long car rides to keep your children entertained and make the car ride more enjoyable for everyone

Whether you are driving an hour and ten here having an activity box full of different games and other activities in the car at all times will help keep your children busy for the duration of the trip. Of course, it would be ideal for your kids to sleep the whole way but the chances of that happening are slim to none.

A small box can be purchased at a Dollar Store or Target. In it you can back coloring books, different activity books that have puzzles and games in it, a pad of paper, finger puppets and an iPod with educational games on it. Another ideal item would be a clip board so that the kids have a flat surface to work on.

In addition to the activity box, there are several games that can be played without anything. Those games include the License Plate game, I spy and 20 Questions.

License Plate Game: Keep track of all the License Plates of cars that pass by. Try and get all 50 states.

I Spy: Pick a color and have the other people in the car guess what you have spied with your little eye.

20 Questions: Someone picks a person, place or thing and everyone else takes turns asking a yes or no question. If no one figures out what the person, place or thing is by 20 questions that person reveals what it was.