* Easy-to-pack games that will please kids of all ages
* Play, laugh and learn at the same time
* Keep them entertained and occupied in the backseat
Traveling with kids can be a stressful experience no matter your mode of transportation. Preparedness is key in any type of travel situation and while you can’t plan each minute of the ride, you can help pass the time with some well thought-out choices.
To give you a little help, we have listed six of the best-selling travel games for kids that are great for car rides both long and short. These games are all highly-rated and will keep the kids entertained for hours while also helping them practice and develop some intellectual skills in the process.
1. Mad Libs
Mad Libs really need no introduction. Known as the world’s most popular word game, this version of Mad Libs on the Road is the latest installment to keep you entertained for hours. You can help create car songs, spot some historical sights and even stop at a roadside diner, all with this fun, interactive game that will keep your kids engaged and cracking up at the end of each story.
2. Scavenger Hunt Travel Card Game
The Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game is a great travel card game for any road trip. Each person takes five cards and tries to locate various roadside objects. In addition, several funny cards can pop up and encourage kids to use all their travel senses by listening for sounds, feeling for bumps and sniffing for scents. Great for two or more players, ages 7 and up.
3. Travel Bingo
Regal Games’ Original Travel Bingo set keeps the kids occupied by interacting with the scenery. Assorted travel Bingo Cards encourage players to spot various items from the back seat such as a barn, truck, stop sign, etc., and allows you to mark the items with the Fingertip Shutter Windows. The first player to get five shutter windows in a row calls Bingo.
4. You Gotta Be Kidding! Card Game
The You Gotta Be Kidding! Card Game by Zobmondo is the card game version of the popular board game of the same name. This game gets kids and grown-ups thinking, laughing, reasoning and having fun making goofy decisions and completing “Would You Rather?” challenges. The best part of this game is that it allows kids to have fun speaking up and the word “neither” is not permitted as an answer in the game. 40 cards with 160 questions will keep them entertained for hours and it comes in a travel-friendly box.
5. Spot It! On The Road Game
Spot It! On The Road Game is a fast-paced game that can help kids develop attention, visual perception, speech-language and fine motor skills while keeping them busy. This is a simple pattern recognition game in which players try to find an image shown on two cards but includes a twist. Each card contains a number or colorful symbol that you would see on a typical road trip and any two cards have exactly one animal in common and whoever has collected the most cards when the deck runs out wins.
6. Emojinks! Card Game
Get your emoji recognition on with the Emojinks! Card Game. This interactive family-based card game involves picking two cards with each having one matching emoji. Each card has two sides which indicate advanced and beginner levels and the goal is to spot the matching emoji’s and the card is yours. This game will not only keep the kids occupied but helps develop identification of feelings and emotions, promotes turn taking, enhances attention span and builds focusing skills.