On Your Next Road Trip, Keep the Kids Entertained

It seems there’s always a reason to plan a road trip. The holidays never seem very far away. Birthdays, anniversaries, family gatherings, and fun destinations offer plenty of opportunity to rack up the miles. But one thing that never quite tops the list is this: finding ways to entertain the kids while the odometer ticks away. On your next road trip, keep the young’uns entertained in the backseat. There are ways to keep them quiet, and also games that can make time fly by for the whole family. Here are just a few ideas.

Road Trip Bingo

You can find a Road Trip Bingo template online, or you can make one up yourself. Like traditional bingo, you mark off boxes as you encounter the description in the box. For example, ‘Brown cow’ could start out the ‘B’ list. ‘Green convertible’ could be an option for the ‘G’ column. It doesn’t have to start with the same letter; you can make the card however you’d like. Print enough for everyone, and be sure to bring rewards for the winner of each game. If it’s a long road trip, you’d better make a few different cards…

Eye Spy

The classic game of Eye Spy is good for young and old alike. If there are a wide range of ages in the car, set a few ground rules to make the game winnable for everyone. Emphasize that the secret target needs to be visible until the round has been won, otherwise it could go on forever.

Punch Buggy

Wait, no. That’s a bad idea.

Family-Friendly Movies

If your Acura is equipped with an Entertainment package, take the opportunity for some quiet time. Pop in a flick for the kids, then relax to your own tunes up front. If you’re not the one in the driver’s seat, you might want to join the kids in the backseat for the film. With Acura’s new technologies, family road trips are more fun than ever. To check out your next road trip-ready Acura, visit Jay Wolfe Acura in Kansas City.