Top 5 Family Friendly Road Trip Games

Road trips are fun in theory, but being stuck in a car for hours can get boring. If you’re traveling with children, you know that their attention span is even smaller than yours. To pass time and have a little fun with the family on the road this summer, we recommend playing some fun road trip games! Below are some games to play to get rid of everybody’s boredom:

I Spy

This is a childhood classic for many of us at Carmaster Automotive. To play this game, designate someone in the car to be "it,". This person will have to choose a specific thing that is visible to everyone else in the car. Then the rest of the car will have to guess what the chosen object is.

Finish the Lyric

Finish the lyric is a fun game for music lovers all around. The game’s name is pretty much self-explanatory. One person, who is not participating in the game itself, controls the music by playing snippets of songs. And the first passenger to shout out the rest of the lyrics of the song playing gets a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.

20 Questions

Like I Spy, there is a chosen “answerer”, who picks a place, thing, idea, or person. Everyone else is the “questioner” with a limit of 20 questions to ask the “answerer” to try to guess the chosen “thing”. If no one gets it correct before 20 questions, then the “answerer” wins.

License Plate Game

This is a lowkey game that involves finding different license plates from various states on the road. When someone finds a state plate, they get to cross the corresponding state off their checklist. Whoever gets the most crossed out at the end of the trip wins.

Silent Game

Shhh – this is a sneaky game parents can play with their young kids if they want a little peace and quiet. Whoever breaks the silence gets a point. Whoever has the least amount of points at the end of the trip wins. 


If you are going on a road adventure with the kiddos soon, feel free to stop by Carmasters Automotive in Norfolk, VA for a pre-trip inspection. Your safety matters to us!

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