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Saturday, November 5, 2011


One of the great joys of traveling is taking in the scenery, but, what do you do during those long stretches of empty desert or endless farmland?

Family trips are a time for us to connect and I do everything I can to ensure that nobody "tunes out." We don't have a television in our car, we don't play video games on trips, and iPods are not welcome in our vehicle, so I have to be creative in order to keep our journeys fun for the kids. One of the games that we play is called "Next."

Have each person guess what color the next car coming in the other direction will be. After everyone calls out their chosen color, wait until you see the next car on the horizon. It's such a kick when the kids are on the edge of their seats trying desperately to see what color it is. When the color is confirmed, the person who chose it does a fun little victory dance.

We also play "Next" when sitting in a restaurant or waiting room. Take turns guessing what color shirt/dress the next person through the door will be wearing.


  1. thats a clever game. my kids play something similar even if its on the 10 min drive to and from school.

  2. There are so many things to distract us from genuine family time: you've just given me an idea for a game to play with my son the next time we're on a car ride!

  3. What a fun idea. We used to play many games on road trips we took with the family as kids. Fond memories :)

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  5. I really like all your creative ideas to keep the kids entertained! Our daughter is only eight weeks old(!) but I will definitely keep these games in my mind for when she gets older...:)