RVing provides you with the unique advantage of being able to see a variety sites without having to stretch your budget. Within the nooks and crannies of our great American cities lies small treasures you won’t want to miss out on. The great thing about RVing is that getting to your destination is half the fun. One of the biggest challenges of RVing with children, however, is ensuring they’re entertained and enjoying the ride.
To ensure your kids have a great time while hitting the open road, consider putting together some simple, yet enjoyable games for them to play. You’ll be surprised at how engaged it gets them and how it takes the edge of long drives.
Create a Scavenger Hunt | Scavenger hunts promise fun for children and adults alike. When creating your scavenger hunt try making it specific to the state you’re in. For example, if you’re in Texas during Bluebonnet season, ask your kids to find Bluebonnets. If you’re planning a trip through several states try to count the number of license plates from other states. If your children are old enough, hand them your camera to take pictures of the license plates so they can make a scrapbook later.
Going To Grandma’s House | This game has been a favorite amongst families who have enjoyed road trips because it doesn’t require anything but your mind! This game is great for practicing memorization and recall, as well as teaching children the sounds of the alphabet. You start by saying “I’m going to grandma’s house and bringing A for…” and continue with the remainder of the alphabet. As you continue through the alphabet you need to say all the letters and the words associated with them before adding your word. This game continues until you reach the letter Z and requires you to take turns.
Count The… | Count The requires you to decide on an object you want to find and count the amount of it you find during your drive. Anything goes in this game, and you can choose the topic – animals, car types, and much more. After deciding on an object you simply need to drive and spot the object as you move forward.
Tunnels | This game is a simple way to enjoy traveling through the states. As you approach a tunnel hold your breath and see who can hold their breath the longest. This is a fun game that breaks of the monotony of a drive and leaves you excited to spot the next tunnel you approach.
Enjoying games is a great way to make your time on the road one that is fun and memorable. Games also tend to bring families together, allow you to get excitement on the road while you reach your destination, and help you exercise your creativity. And, if any of these games don’t appeal to you try making up your own games.