Fun Games to Play While Driving or Stuck In Traffic

Spending quality time with the family is always something to look forward to but most people tend to waste that time in the car. Do you know that the car is one of the few places where you can easily bond with the entire family and create special memories?

There is no comparison to creating fond memories of those road trips you had with your family, so why not give your spouse and kids the same? Road trips don’t have to be boring. You don’t even have to go to a long drive and just make driving to work or school super interesting.

If you are stuck in traffic, instead of getting frustrated about the situation just make use of the time by making the most of it with these fun activities:

Note: These games are mostly intended for people in the passenger seat but not limiting the driver to play along as long as he/she doesn’t lose their focus and keeps an eye on the road.

The Name Game

It might seem childish but once you start playing it, you will get engrossed in it as well. Kids and adults love to play this game while on the road. All you have to do is to say a name and the other person has to come up with another name that begins with the last letter of the name you said. You can also play the alphabet game and come up with names, places, animals or things with a certain letter.

Sing Along

Sometimes you don’t need to play a game to enjoy the ride.  All you need to do is to hum and sing along your favorite tunes and have a good time. Alternately, you can also put on your favorite music and sing along to it as well.

20 Questions

This is one of the most fun and interesting games that you can play with your family or friends. One person comes up with a person or object that people have to guess about and they only have 20 questions to figure out what that thing is. The questions are limited to 20 otherwise it may take one forever to guess.

I Spy

This is a fun game as well and is usually a favorite on car trips. Someone has to say “I spy with my little eye something looking or beginning with…” and then the others have to figure it out by seeing all around the road.

Name That Song

Don’t waste time arguing and fighting over what radio station to listen to when you can play this fun game. Just switch to a radio station and listen to a song for 5-10 seconds and then change it so that people figure out what song it was.

Combined Storytelling

Everyone likes a good story but what’s more fun is when others join in to weave an interesting or funny tale. One person has to say a sentence or two about a story and the next person does the same. As the story expands you will have nothing but fun and laughter in your car. Many people don’t end this game until they have reached their destination.