I wrote this post while on Interstate 40 going across the Texas panhandle. Since I'm miles away from my sewing machine, I thought I'd do a little phone bogging to review - and by "review" I mean gush - about an awesome road trip game we play every time we hit the highway.
And if you know my family, we travel a lot.
Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game for Kids has provided my family hours of entertainment during road trips. Not just the kids, either. We all get into it, looking intensely for really dirty cars and license plates with the letter "Y". And it doesn't take long to get over the awkwardness of peering directly into passing cars to check for a dog or a person wearing a hat, lol!
There is a competitive way to play the game, but we just pick five cards and everyone looks together for the roadside objects, replacing each card with a new one as we find things, so we always have five at a time. Of course, every now and then we have a Mommy vs Daddy round where the 5 year-old gets to be the referee!
This can of course (of course!) become a DIY project by printing text/images onto card stock to create a customized deck of cards. But if you want ready-made, they are fairly inexpensive on Amazon, where different versions of the game are available.
Either way, playing a fun game with the family is a great way to avoid the car DVD player or, in our case, the iPad, for a while between car naps. And you know it's successful when you pull into a gas station and every person in the car points and excitedly cries out "TRASH CAN!"