Fun Car Games to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Long Trips

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By Megan Koester

Traveling with kids is always an adventure—but if they get bored, game over! Want to keep your little ones busy on those long drives and flights to Grandma’s house this holiday season? Regardless of how long you’re in transit, these fun car games and gadgets will keep your youngsters entertained as effectively as their favorite kids shows.

Tablets

You love your kids, but letting them near your tablet isn’t a good idea. All it takes is one accidental slip of the wrist and…bye bye, tablet. Get them a kid-friendly tablet to call their very own, with a durable case, educational apps, and parental controls to keep them safe. They can even watch popular movies and kids shows on it, and play a number of fun car games.

Digital Video Recorders

Let your young ones document their trip via a digital video recorder emblazoned with images from one of their favorite kids shows. When the journey’s complete, you can gather together as a family and watch their travelogue of life on the road. Who knows? Maybe your child will become the next great travel journalist!

No-Mess Art Supplies

Kids love flexing their creative muscles, but that oftentimes comes at a price—hours of cleanup. Let your budding Picasso create to their heart’s content with a sketchpad they can erase over and over, or an activity set with reusable stickers. They’re fun, imaginative car games without the mess. And what’s the best part of all? They just so happen to be greener than traditional crayons and paper.

Arcade Games

The huge arcade game consoles of your youth definitely weren’t portable. With advances in technology, however, those behemoths have since been shrunken down to hand-held size. Your kid will enjoy hours of entertainment, playing hundreds of sports, puzzle, and adventure games in a portable arcade game system. Of course, they probably won’t be able to pry it out of your hands once the car stops. Fun car games are rarely for the whole family, but throwback arcade games are definitely an exception.

Check out this shrunken arcade game for hours of fun:

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