I am revisiting this card game as our last day of school was this Monday! This summer we will driving through the Uk, London to Scotland and it reminded me of road trips past. We also have plans for driving around California a bit too, so I am bringing out my bag of tricks for keeping us all occupied when wifi is low and life on the road gets long.
When my son was little, I would bring a travel sac with us whenever we took long flights and road trips. It contained my Mary Poppins style never-ending pile of toys, games, snacks and art supplies to keep a bored kid occupied. This along with kids podcasts audio books kept things fun.
One year when Rowan was about 7 or 8 we drove from San Diego to Bend Oregon and I did a lot of prep work to make sure there was tons to do in our car for the long drive. One game that stand out is I Spy a Camper Van. Sometimes the game was just a meandering where we would just yell out when we saw a van. You got a special point is you spotted a Volkswagen Van which was rare but oh so satisfying when you found one. This game is inspired by the coveted Volkswagen van and can be played in or out of a car!