Banish Backseat Boredom
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make time in the car fun for both you and your little ones. Here are our top picks for the best activities and games.
An old favourite needs no introduction – one player gets to start with the words, “I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with S…”. The other players then try to guess what it is. The first one to guess correctly gets to go next. For younger children play with colours e.g. I spy something that is red.
One player says a word and the other player responds with the first word that comes to mind. The quicker you play, the funnier it gets.
Talk to the animals
Take turns to be an animal character, the other players have to ask questions until they guess what the animal is.
I’m Going on a Picnic
This memory game is great for kids who know the alphabet. The first player says “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing...” followed by something that begins with A, such as apples. The second player repeats what the first person said, but adds something that begins with B. So she might say “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing apples and bananas.” And so on with the rest of the alphabet.
Spot the Car
Spotting cars of certain model, colour or initial registration letter. This could be recorded on a simple tally attached to a clip board.
Girls names, boys names
Take turns to think of names beginning with each letter of the alphabet - Amy, Beth, Clare and so on.
Dot to dot and simple word searches