Quit texting, facebooking, surfing the net in the car. Put away those video games and tablets! The world is rolling by, in all its glory.
And the beautiful scenery around southwest Washington can take your breath away, no matter how many times you see it.
So, kids of all ages, why not have some fun with it?
Easy Car Games
What could be better than “I Spy”? The faster the car is moving, the higher the skill level!
As an indoor game you start off with “I spy with my little eye” — but who has time to spit that out in a moving car, when the object will be quickly gone from view?
This guessing game was preceded by an 18th century British game called Hy Spy–a twist on Hide and Seek. The “History and antiquities of the town and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1789” stated: I spye is the usual exclamation at a childish game called, ‘Hie, spy, hie.’
So hie, spy or I spy…it’s all easy. One player is the spy. The spy sees something out the window (or in the car, during long stretches) and says, “I spy something….” and gives an adjective. The others try to guess. You’d better make it easy if the object will be behind you in a few seconds.
That’s it. Either the eventual winner becomes the next spy–or if you have little kids playing, you’d better give them a turn, or they’ll mope.
“Alphabet and Numbers”
You can play this with road signs, bumper stickers, license plates, anything.
Just start with “one” and “A.” Go in order. It’s up to you if you feel like starting over with “one” after hitting “nine”– or whether you want to venture into the teens and beyond. And good luck with “Q” and “Z.” Continue reading Car Games, Car Songs, Old Fashioned Car Fun