While traveling on the way to your vacation,spending quality time with your family, you don’t want their faces in electronics or games that require a ton of things to have before you play the games. So, you are in luck! I’ve found some pretty great games to play on the road that don’t need a whole lot of things.

Game #1:  I Spy


This is an oldie but a goodie.  This game is great. (Especially when your vacation is somewhere new!)  How it’s played, is the first person sees something and states “I spy with my little eye, something that is (colour)!” The other person or people try to guess what that object is. Then, the person with the correct answer takes a turn.

Game #2:  Keep Talking

This game is played in two’s.  Each person has to keep talking at the other person.  The subject doesn’t matter but there can be no repetition or pauses.  You will need a referee to decide the winner of each pair.

Game #3:  Speak and Do the Opposite


This is fun for both kids and adults!  Each team sends a person to challenge a member of another team. The person challenging says something like “I am patting my head” but they rub their tummy.  The person being challenged has to say in reply “I am rubbing my tummy” and at the same time be patting their head. If they fail to do it properly in a given time or get it the wrong way round, then the challenging team wins a point.

Game #4:  Rainbow Car

Work together to find cars in the color of the rainbow.  You must do it in order.  Therefore, first you look for a red car, then orange, yellow, green, blue and finally purple.

Game #5:  Quiz Questions

Give them quiz questions based on their lives.  Some example questions are “What is Grandma’s middle name?”, “How old was Mom and Dad when they got married?”, “What day of the week were you born on?,” etc.

Game #6:  Alphabet Game


Work together or individually and race to find words that start with all letters of the alphabet.  You really need to be driving on a highway or busy area for this game to remain exciting.  Start by finding a word with the letter ‘A’, once found, move onto the letter ‘B’…  There are a few extra rules – you can not use license plates, you only have to find the letter Q or an X and if it is getting boring just look for the letters instead of words.

Game #7:  10 Facts Each

Go around the car and each person states 10 facts about him/herself.  For example: I ate oatmeal for breakfast.  I wore a red dress yesterday, etc.  Once everyone has stated their 10 facts try to remember all the facts and who said them.  Obviously you can not state your own facts about yourself.  See how many you can remember.

Game #8:   First Person to Find


One person starts and declares an object, “The first person to find a Canadian flag”.  Then the first person who finds a Canadian flag announces the next object to find.  Always make sure everyone gets a turn.

Game #9: Would You Rather?

It’s not hard.  All you do is make up crazy, “ Would you rather ….” questions to answer.  For example, “Would you rather be super rich but you would have to be naked for the rest of your life, or poor but have a great wardrobe? “


Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.