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What are the Best Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained in the Car?

3 Fun Car Games for Kids

Everyone loves a fun family road trip. Really, there’s no better way to bond as a family while seeing all the sites our great country has to offer. But family road trips aren’t without their hassles, especially once your kids get bored and antsy. Sure, these days you can keep them entertained with in-car entertainment systems and Wi-Fi, but doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose of a road trip? With that in mind, we decided to share three fun car games for kids that will keep them entertained and paying attention to the world around them.


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The Alphabet Game

We’re guessing you played this one yourself when you were a kid. The goal is to get through the entire alphabet, in order, by finding the letters on signs and license plates you see during your trip. It may take a little convincing for today’s youth, but once you get going and one kid starts finding a bunch of letters, you know sibling rivalries are going to kick in and soon everyone will be glued to the window.

20 Questions

We’re pretty sure you’ve played this one, too. Someone picks a mystery item and everyone else asks 20 yes or no questions to figure it out. This is the perfect way to get the creative juices flowing and to get your kids thinking critically. And if the game starts to get stale, you can start making up your own rules for even more variety.

Secret Place Race

You’re going to need a map for this one. And we mean a real map, not the one on your navigation system. That’s because, in this game, one person picks a spot on the map and everyone else must find it within a set time limit by using clues from the picker. This game is a perfect way to teach the kids about the world around them, and the places they’re going to visit.

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