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Listed below are ideas for games to play on a road / train trip. If you have any to add please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Noughts & Crosses
All you need are two players and a pencil to play this game. For ease we have a free pdf grid you can print off – Noughts & Crosses
See who can complete the bingo cards. We have a choice of 5 cards to download. Car Bingo – 5 sheets
Road Trip ‘I Spy’
Can you find something starting with each letter of the alphabet. Download the alphabet sheet Road Trip I Spy
This sheet can also be used in a variety of games, for example:
- can you name an animal with every letter of the alphabet
- can you name a boys / girls name with every letter of the alphabet
- can you name a colour with every letter of the alphabet
The Banana Game
Every time you see a yellow vehicle you shout “banana”.
You can do this by using a point system that the person with the most “banana” sightings wins”
The Baa Game
Every time you see a sheep you shout “baa”.
You can do this by using a point system that the person who sees the most sheep wins.
The Moo Game
Every time you see a cow you shout “moo”.
You can do this by using a point system that the person who sees this most cows wins.
Licence Plate words – for older children
Can you make a word from the licence plate of the car in front of your or behind you?
i.e. DG12 CWO – that could be dog and cow.
See how many words you can see!
Licence plates from around the world
Can also see how many different countries you can see from the symbol on the licence plates?
ie: GB – Great Britain, D – Germany, DK – Denmark
You can find a full list here
Simon Says …
One person in the car is picked to be ‘Simon’, you must then do everything that ‘Simon’ says.
‘Simon’ must always start by saying “Simon says” example “Simon says touch your nose” everyone in the car must touch their nose.
“Simon says scratch your head” everyone in the car must scratch their head.
But if ‘Simon’ just says “scratch your head” and you do the action you are out the game. Last person in the game takes the turn to be ‘Simon’.
This can be used either by using a letter “I spy something beginning with R …” or for small children use a colour “I spy something that is red …”
Every time you go through a tunnel you have to hold your breath (except the driver).
You can do this in a variety of ways, examples:
Can you spot a –
- Red car
- Blue car
- Street sign which has 30 on it / 40 on it
- A sign that has an animal
- A tractor
and lots more!
Make up a story. Every person in the car adds a sentence to the story, this can get very funny!
Driver: I went to the shops today
Uncle Jimmy: I went to the shops today and I bought a horse
Auntie Betty: I went to the shops today and I bought a horse and a huge marshmallow
Cousin It: I went to the shops today and I bought a horse and a huge marshmallow and then I bounced all the way to the beach
… and so on.
This can be played anywhere and it is lots of fun.
The Colour Game
Each person in the car is given a colour of a car t.e. red, blue, green, black etc and the first to get to 20 of seeing their colour wins.