Thursday, October 22, 2015

Three of the Best Travel Games for Kids on Road Trips

You and I might think of road trips as long and drawn-out hours of nothing but scenery and driving. However, kids, especially very young ones, might consider a road trip to be any destination that takes longer than 15 minutes to reach.

Inevitably, this brings on the questions of, “Are we there yet?”—which are inquiries that all parents want to avoid for as long as possible.

You are in luck!  =-)

The best travel games for kids are ones that keep youngsters occupied for however long their road trip ride is, but these three games also offer a combination of fun and learning. Some are classics and some are newbies, but all are attention-grabbing and entertaining for hours of playtime—sans electronics.


Take N’ Play Anywhere Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Tic-Tac-Toe is one of those aforementioned classics that I was talking about.

This game has been around for SO long—kids and adults can play it anywhere and everywhere, using only a piece of paper and a pen.

The magnetic version is much easier to keep up with on a road trip. Using six Xs and six Os, the board is in a magnetic, tote-around container for anywhere, everywhere gaming.

No score to keep and no spilled pieces in the backseat.


Scrabble Folio Edition Game

I am super good at Scrabble…you know, not to brag or anything. Wink!

Scrabble is a timeless word and puzzle game that gives kids and adults the chance to learn while having tons of fun. I love the idea of a travel version!

The letter tiles come in a drawstring bag with a zip-up case for the board. This make it tote-around convenient.

During play, youngsters can snap letter tiles into the board. Think of it as spelling on the go!


Melissa and Doug Travel Hangman Game

I remember getting up in front of the class in fifth grade to teach them about Hangman. I thought nobody knew the awesomeness of this game and I was trying to introduce everyone to its coolness.

Sure, everyone in the class knew exactly what the game was (and I was apparently the late bloomer), but I made so many friends by simply playing Hangman…all the time.

This version is perfect for backseat bonding between siblings and friends. The board uses dry-erase markers, and kids can spell out their own words to save the poor guy with his neck in a noose.


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