Aren you about to go on vacation and in need of car games for young boys? While traveling on long car rides with young kids it can be difficult to keep them entertained, especially busy little boys. Who can blame them for not wanting to sit still so long? They are used to spending all of their energy running around and playing, not having to sit still and be quiet. That’s why I’m sharing these car games young boys love with you, the best part? They don’t take any extra prep!
Five Easy Car Games For Young Boys
1. Count The School Buses
This first one isn’t ideal for summer time, however, if you find yourself traveling out of town during the school year then this one will have them squealing with excitement! It’s as simple as counting the school buses that you see as they drive by. This is a great opportunity to help your child in a few areas of learning. The first area is counting, while your little boy may be used to counting to 5 or even to 1o numbers such as 15 and 20 will be an eye opener. He will be amazed that you can count that high! Additionally, this game also helps your boy with his memorization skills as it may be a few minutes in between buses. Don’t worry, just because a few minutes go by doesn’t mean the game has to die down. You might even find that another school bus drives by just as he is getting antsy in his car seat again.
Do you remember that old game punch buggy? This is like that, only without the punching and the buggies. For this game, your little boy will yell out “Harley!” every time he sees a motorcycle. This occasional scream will also help him release built up energy.
3. What’s That Called?
My husband is better at playing this game with our son. That’s purely due to the interest that they share. I’ll explain in a minute. First, I want to let you know that this is more of a conversation starter than it is a true game. Your little guy will never notice. You will, however, notice that it helps him build his vocabulary and if you pay close enough attention you might discover a new interest that he has in certain subjects. That interest is how my husband comes into the picture. While driving down the road open up the conversation by saying “what type of car is that?” or “what type of construction vehicle is that?”. The possibilities are endless! The male and female brain work differently from each other, as a female you may dread boring facts. However, your son will crave the detail and desire to learn more, encourage this! What may be a construction truck to you is actually known as an excavator. What may be a blue car to you is actually known as a Toyota Prius. Teach your boy the details and he will grow up loving the power that the knowledge gives to him.
4. Big Truck!
I’ll never forget the first time I watched a little boy. His mother dropped him off in the morning and the poor little guy was so confused and worried. As I loaded him up into the car he began to cry, what I didn’t know was that his dad drove a truck. As we drove down the road to my son’s school that morning we yelled out “big truck!” every time we passed an 18 wheeler. He thought that was the best thing in the world and before too long he was rolling in laughter with my own two kids in the back seat.
Do you live near the airport? Maybe you will be passing by one on the interstate. We don’t live terribly far from ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so anytime we go near there my children enjoy looking for airplanes and pointing them out to us. It’s fun to see how close they get to the car. This is also another learning opportunity as we use these moments to teach our children which way is left and which way is right.