Travel Games for the Car

Child Travel TrayCar Travel Activities for Babies
(Toddlers might like these too !)
by Laurel Smith (Road Trip Mom)

The good news is that babies looooove to sleep in the car. The bad news is that when they want something, they want it NOW! The best advice to follow is that as long as baby is sleeping, just keep driving and don't stop unless you have to. You'll need to stop every 2-3 hours to feed and change a baby, so try to plan accordingly to make the stops fun for your older children while you are taking care of baby.

Travel Games, Ideas and Tips for Babies:

Keep some bubbles in the non-spill container in the car, and blow some bubbles for baby when someone else is doing the driving. This calms a baby right down, and the big kids think it's pretty fun too. Tiny bubble containers sold for party favors are fun for this purpose.

Read a good Picture Book
Even very young babies will respond to a good book. You don't have to read the entire story word for word, but baby will enjoy hearing your voice as you point out objects in the pictures. The best books to hold their attention are books with photos of everyday objects, such as DK Counting Books, ABC Books, and especially pictures human faces.

Play Classical Music
Recent studies have indicated that classical music may help boost baby's intelligence. That remains to be seen, but babies and grownups can both enjoy a little Beethoven or Mozart now and then. You can even find classical music like Baby Mozart just for babies.

An all time classic baby game that's perfect for the car. Hide behind a book or your head rest and pop out while squealing "Peek-a-boo!" and watch baby's delight. Then cover baby's eyes for a moment and let her pop out to see you!

This Little Piggy
As long as you're stuck in the car, you may as well get some good toe-time in with your baby. Just in case you don't remember this one: Start with the big toe and say "This little piggy went to market...(next toe) this little piggy stayed home... this little piggy had roast beef... and this little piggy had none... and THIS little piggy (pinky toe) cried wee wee wee all the way home (as your fingers run up baby's leg for a quick tickle). Is there really anyone out there reading this who DOESN'T know how to play this one? :-)

See also:
Car Games for Children : Preposition Game in the Car
Car Games for Children : Preposition Game in the Car
Police car games for kids - Lose The Heat
Police car games for kids - Lose The Heat
BLUE ORANGE GAMES Spot It! on the Road
  • Fast Paced action game
  • Symbol Recognition
  • Brain - eye association
  • Bust backseat boredom with Spot it! Play 5 original games plus Travel Bingo in the car.
  • Each symbol is something you would see on a typical road trip.
  • Between any two cards there is always one and only one matching symbol. Spot it fast to win!
  • Develops attention, visual perception, speech-language, and fine motor skills.
  • Includes 55 cards in a tin canister for 2 to 8 players.
University Games Travel Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Toy (University Games)
  • The Travel Scavenger Hunt for Kids from University Games is great fun on a car trip
  • Kids love whiling away the miles searching for the objects found on the cards
  • Can you find a red car, a license plate with the letterZ,or a stop sign?
  • Includes 54 scavenger hunt cards for 2 or more players, ages 7 and up
  • University Games offers you and your family creative games that are easy to learn and fun to play
Regal Games LLC Travel Auto Roadtrip Bingo Vacation Game Family I SPY Set of 3 (Colors may vary)
Toy (Regal Games LLC)
  • ONE SET of three cards of the same color, color selected at random
  • Each card measures approx. 6.75 x 6.75
  • Pictures are in different spaces on each card so you don t all win at the same time.
  • Slide the red windows to mark each space.
  • Miles and hours of fun!
Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug License Plate Game
Toy (Melissa & Doug)
  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested to be safe and durable
  • Great fun for your baby and child
  • Add excitement to travel
  • Learn the name and location of all fifty states
  • No loose pieces
  • Identify states by their license plate design
  • Exceptional quality and value
Bingo Cards Green Auto Backseat Bingo Pack of 4 Bingo Cards Great For Family Vactions Car Rides and Road Trips
Sports (Bingo Cards)
  • Sold as a set of four (4) Auto Bingo style cards
  • Slide the finger tip shutter cards to mark the space.
  • Great item to keep everyone occupied in the car, even small children!
  • Classic TRAVEL bingo cards, classic family fun
  • Relive the road trips of yesteryear
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