We find that when traveling with friends and family, a good laugh can make the difference between boredom and excitement.
The following games have provided us with many a fun moment.
1. The Silly Message Game – There is no end to this game.
The object of the silly message game is to create a message from the letters given.
The first player gives 5 random letters, say "A", "F", "G", "Y", "C". The players have now say, two minutes to come up with a message. It could be, for this example "A fine goose you cooked". The winner is the funniest message – Dad may need to judge and his selection is final! To make it more interesting add more letters for older players or select themes that the message is to be about.
2. The Underpants Game – there is no end to this game, but it has been played for hours.
The object of the underpants game is not to laugh.
The first player asks the person next to him or her a question, like "What do you take to bed with you", and the only answer that can be given is underpants, but it must be said seriously. If the player answering laughs or smiles he or she is "out". The player who is last "in" is the winner. Use other words instead of underpants, like "poo" or "rhubarb" – just let your mind go! Another variation is to answer only yes, no, black or white.
3. The Silly, Silly Game – usually less than 15 minutes
The object of the silly, silly game is to give incorrect answers.
Each player is given either a small bar of chocolate or a packet of lifesavers. Set up some rules that would fit into the scenery that you are going to pass through. If a player sees a "cow", he must say "sheep", the last player to "sheep" must give a treat to the person on their right and anyone who says "cow" (the correct answer), must give the person on the left a treat. Have a number of these rules for anything that you are likely to see, and it gets really interesting, and in no time there are not many treats left!
Have some fun with these, and let your imagination go wild – the journeys will become shorter!