It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

Australia is finally all open. It seems many more Aussie families are on the road more, taking these past few years as a pull to get out when they can, and travel our beautiful country. I know a few will be itching to get away.                                      

 Our kids are quite accustomed to a car trip, living in The Basin, it’s often a drive to most places. And then we are usually filling out “off” weekends with trips away camping. I often get asked how my kids go in the car, and how we keep them occupied.

When I was younger we lived rural for a few years, which meant plenty of car trips back to Melbourne to visit family. I vividly remember plenty of sing alongs 🎤 and car games. So many car games.. and snacks. Can’t forget the snacks. 

So I figured here I would provide some fun games for your family to help you with your journeys this year! 

- Alphabet game -

Choose a topic. Ie. food. Player one says a word for example, grapes. The next player then uses the last letter from this word to start their answer, and so forth, until no one can think of another word. 

- 20 questions -

One player chooses and object, mineral or animal. The rest of the car can only use 20 questions to work out what they are. 

- 2 truths 1 lie -

One player makes up two truths and one lie. The rest of the car decide what they think is correct. 

- category game - 

Decide a category/ subject. Decide a time limit. And see how many words you can think of in the time limit.

We often ask each other questions to keep the kids entertained. These can be as silly or as entertaining as you can make them. I mean who doesn’t love a silly question to get the mood up again. 

  • If you had a million dollars what would you do with it?
  • What kind of house would you love to live in? What would be interesting about it? 
  • If you had a genie what would your 3 wishes be?
  • If you had a super power, what would it be and why?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? And why?
  • What’s the silliest thing you can think of?

Hopefully these can help provide you and your family some time to connect and enjoy your car rides.

Make sure you take plenty of pit stops, stretch your legs, swap drivers (if possible) and breath. you and your family will remember these journeys for a lifetime make them memorable.

It’s not the destination, it’s about the journey.