Oh the long journey…who has never heard ‘Mum, I’m bored’ or ‘Are we there yet?’. It’s never easy to keep the children entertained and especially when you are on a long journey. But one of motorhome’s advantages is that children can have a table in front of them even while wearing a seatbelt, so many options to play then.
Here is a list of games to keep children entertained during motorhome journey :
Whether playing alone, between siblings or even with you, parents.
- The alphabet game 🔡 You can play it different ways depending on the numbers of players and you can adapt it your way, but here are the basic rules. Someone says a letter and the child or children (one a time) says the maximum of words starting with the letter, but only names of things he can see in the landscape. The first who doesn’t have any more ideas is the first to lose. Obviously, the more players, the more complex it is.
- The cloud shape game ☁️ This one is a really famous one and every generation has played it. The children will only need to watch the clouds and try to find what shape they look like. This game can bring funny and surprising answers from the kids.
- The rhyming game 🎶 Once again, you can adapt this game depending on the numbers of players. Someone says a word, and all the other players have to say another words rhyming with the first one. And as usual, the first without any more ideas is the first to lose and the one with the last idea will say the word they are next going to play with.
- The finder 👈🏼 Adaptable depending on the numbers of players, this one can last really really long. Someone says the name of an object and, the first to find it names another object to find. ‘The first to find a yellow car’….three hours later ‘Yellow car, found it’.
The next ones need to be played on a table :
- Categories 🗒 Here are two versions of the game. Either you play it with letters or with numbers. One person says the letter or the number and the children have to be the first player to complete the matching entire table line. Here are ideas of table for the game, the more columns the more difficult, so it’s adaptable for all ages. (You can click on the pictures below if you want to print our ready-made table).
- Board games 🃏One of the essentials of journeys. We know that board games can take a lot of room but you can take the ‘travel edition’ of the games. Our basics are ‘The small horse game’, ‘Connect 4’, ‘Who is it?’ Or even ‘Monopoly Junior’. You can also bring card games like ‘UNO’ or ‘Happy families’.
- Colouring 🖍 A classic, but is still working and still liked. Why not buy a colouring workbook on the motorhome or travel theme?
We hope you will enjoy our ideas of games! If the children don’t want to play any games, you can go for a Disney DVD, it is always working on little ones and grown-ups 😉
Enjoy your motorhome trip with CaraMaps! 👋🏼