20 Fun Car Games for Kids on Road Trips that Are Free or Cheap

You’ve got so much to pack and bathroom breaks to consider but you don’t want to forget car games for kids to keep them entertained.

This game is a very fun and a great memory test for your kids (and you, too). The game starts with someone saying, “I’m going on a trip and I’m packing…” and then they list a noun, like “my socks.”

Going on a Trip

The next person repeats “I’m going on a trip and I’m packing my socks and…” adds another item to the list. The next person has to remember what the prior two people packed. The game keeps going until someone can’t remember an item.

Having a long list of knock knock jokes for kids is always handy for turning moods around. “Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I’m not a banana?” They’re silly but kids love them.

Knock Knock Jokes for Kids

Rory’s Story Cubes are dice with pictures on them. Roll them and then make up your very own story based on the pictures facing up.


The adult running the game will pick three nouns—they can be related or not—and then the other people in the car have to create a story including all three items.

Triple Threat

Slide the red window on the cards open when you spot the item (barn, stop sign, police, horse, etc.) beneath the window during your road trip. Just like regular bingo, the first person to fill a line wins.

Auto Bingo

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