Family Travel Made Fun: Car Game Ideas by Kanuga Tire and Auto

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the excitement of family trips and lasting memories. At Kanuga Tire and Auto, we understand that part of ensuring a smooth journey is keeping the little ones entertained. Long drives can be taxing for both the driver and young passengers. To help, we’ve compiled a list of creative car games to turn travel time into fun time, all while giving you peace of mind that your vehicle is in top condition.

1. License Plate Lingo

Creative Car Games for Kids on Road Trips | Kanuga Tire and Auto

This game not only keeps the kids engaged but also helps expand their vocabulary. The idea is simple: spot a license plate and use the letters to make a fun sentence. For example, “HVL” could turn into “Happy Vacation Laughter.” It’s a playful way to pass the time and get the whole family involved in a creative challenge.

2. I Spy Something...

“I Spy” is a classic car game that’s perfect for all ages and can be easily tailored to the interests of your passengers. One person describes something they see, starting with “I spy with my little eye, something…” and the others take turns guessing what it might be. This game not only entertains but also encourages observation skills.

3. Travel Bingo

Before you set off, create or print out bingo cards with various items one might see on a road trip (like a red car, a cow, a billboard, or a stop sign). Each player gets a card, and as they spot the items, they mark them off. The first to get five in a row wins! This is a great way to keep eyes peeled on the scenery passing by.

4. The Alphabet Game

Start with the letter A and move through the alphabet, finding objects outside the car that begin with each letter. It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt that can be both competitive and cooperative. Plus, it’s an excellent game for young readers to practice their letters and words.

5. Story Time Twist

Someone starts a story with a single sentence. Then, each person in the car adds a sentence to build on it. This can lead to some hilarious twists and turns in the narrative, ensuring lots of giggles and creative storytelling.

6. Color Count

Choose a color and start counting objects of that color outside the car. The first person to reach a predetermined number wins. To make it fair for younger players, choose colors that are more common to spot.

Peace of Mind with Kanuga Tire and Auto

While these games can make your holiday travels more enjoyable, ensuring your vehicle is safe for the journey is crucial. That’s where we come in. At Kanuga Tire and Auto, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch service for your ‘family fleet’. From tire checks to brake services, we’ve got you covered.

Remember, whether it’s ensuring your teen’s first car is road-ready or prepping for a family trip, you can count on us for reliable service that gives you one less thing to worry about.

For peace of mind maintenance before your holiday travels, reach out to us at (828) 697-2860 or visit us at 432 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Check out our services online at and drive into the holidays with confidence!

Happy travels and happy gaming from your friends at Kanuga Tire and Auto!