Three Ways to Make Moving Across the Country Fun for the Family

19 Oct

Moving across the country can be stressful and exciting. It also means packing up the family and spending hours confined in the car. Kids have a tendency to become bored very quickly, which can turn a car trip into a miserable experience for everyone involved. Here are three activities that can keep the family entertained.

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are fun games that can be played while on the road. Create a list of things that might be seen while driving. The list can include things like types of cars, road signs, restaurants, etc. Print the lists out and see who finds all of the items first. If the game is being played by children that are too young to read, use picture lists instead of words.

License Plate Games

Seeing license plates while driving is never a problem. Because of this, license plate games are almost endless. One license plate game the whole family can play is the license plate id game. Have everyone look at the license plates and see how many states can be identified. Try to find all 50 states. License plate lingo is another game. The license plate lingo game involves taking the letters of a license plate and creating phrases. Points are given to the person who is the first to come up with a phrase.

Guessing Games

The entire family can play these games and they are great for making the time pass quickly. “I Spy” is a classic guessing game that never gets old. Each passenger takes a turn looking out of the window and picks out an object. The player then announces “I spy with my little eye, something that is…” and then names a color. The other players try to guess the object the player saw. If necessary, the “spy” can give the other player hints. “Name That Tune” is another fun game. It can be played using the radio or family members can hum their favorite songs. Family members then take turns trying to figure out the song’s title.

Moving across the country can be an exciting experience. Many people make these types of moves in their car. Even the most patient child can start become agitated after a few hours in the car. One of the best ways to relieve the tedium is with games. The games not only help the time pass, they give families a chance to have fun and get to know each other.

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