Road trips offer many an opportunity for some memorable slow mum games. Today saw us on the road for 4 and a half hours. Eek! So how did we pass the time? Several of the obvious – singing, humming, eye spying, munching, ‘Are we nearly there-ing’ plus a sprinking of these less well-known ………………….
The A to Z Alphabet game – one person gets the right-hand side of the road, the other the left. Each player looks for letters of the alphabet that appear on signs or license plates on their side. The object of the game is to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order, from A to Z. The first person to spot the entire alphabet wins.
The Animal Name Game- one person names an animal. Then each person in order has to name another animal (no repeating!) that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named.
Twenty questions -one person secretly thinks of either an animal.The other players then take turns asking yes-or-no questions, such as “Can it fly?” or “Does it grow in the ground?” After the players have asked 20 questions, each player gets a chance to make a guess.