5 Fun Ideas for Car Games for Kids

Jill Holtz

June 30, 2012

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Travelling with kids by car for a long journey soon? Are you looking for ideas for things to amuse the kids on the way? Here are 5 suggestions for fun car games for kids with ideas for games and things to do that will help keep them occupied on the way.

#1. Holiday Sticker Book (Usborne)

holiday sticker bookThe Holiday Sticker Book (Usborne Sticker Books) is a great book to take on car (or plane) journeys as it has loads of different summer themed pages and hundreds of stickers guaranteed to keep little fingers and minds busy for a while.

It includes such tropical scenes as a watery visit to Sea World, Snorkeling on a coral reef, and on safari and a log cabin camp

“I like the beach page the best with the crab stickers” – Ellie, age 5

#2. Block by Block Creative Building Game

The Block by Block Creative Building Game builds on players’ architectural skills as they combine seven puzzle pieces to construct up to 60 three-dimensional structures depicted on various challenge cards.

Block by Block helps players sharpen their visual perception and spatial thinking skills.  Comes with a handy travel bag

Oisín (10) says “It’s fun, difficult, and sometimes the answers come to you at a completely random time“.

Available from Amazon.co.uk

Download our free fun Car Puzzles Sheet!

#3. Hasbro Travel Connect 4

connect 4 travelHasbro Travel Connect 4 is a mini travel version of the classic game. Take it in turns to drop your coloured counters into the grid, trying to get four in a row. Block your opponent’s moves where you can.

First to get four in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, wins the game. The counters are easily stored in the self-contained unit.

Available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

You might also enjoy our 30 fun games for car journeys.

#4. Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards

eric carle flashcardsBeautiful Eric Carle Animal flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle’s (of ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ fame) familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs.

Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold (and make gorgeous room decorations too.)

Maria says, “These are great for keeping your toddler amused in the car.”

#5. Go Fishing – Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere Game

magnetic gameThe Go Fishing – Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere Game is magnetic. Use the magnetic fishing poles to search for your color fish!

For 2 to 4 players, ages 4 and up.

Includes 16 Magnetic Fish, 4 Magnetic Fishing Poles, Spinner, Magnetic Game Board, Rules.

Available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

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Published On: June 30th, 2012 / Categories: Travel / Last Updated: April 5th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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