Planning a trip with the kiddos? If you’re hitting the road with your little ones by bus, get ready for an exciting journey that promises delightful adventures and brand-new experiences!
Though our kids certainly keep us entertained, sitting in one spot during a car or bus ride can leave them feeling a bit restless and more prone to being troublemakers. Below we listed 5 different types of games to play on a long bus ride.
5 Games to Play on a Long Bus Ride
To help you plan ahead and ensure your kids stay happy and busy—so you stay relaxed—we’ve compiled a list of ideas on how to keep the ride fun and enjoyable for each of you.
1.) Card Games
Go Fish, Crazy 8’s, War… There are many fun games you can play with a simple deck of cards. In fact, you probably played these same games as a kid. Why not teach your children the rules of these classic card games and join in on the fun to help pass away the time.
There are also TONS of other card games for kids available on Amazon, Target, or other retailers that you can order before your trip. Many include your children’s favorite Disney characters, movies, or TV shows.
You can also find scavenger hunt-themed games that encourage kids to explore their surroundings and enjoy the view!
2.) Coloring Books
Want an easy way to distract the kids and destress any situation? Engaging in coloring activities can aid children in enhancing their fine motor skills and nurturing their creativity. It provides kids and adults with an outlet to concentrate, but also can induce a sense of relaxation and potentially alleviate accumulated tension or stress. So sit back, relax, and color in between those lines!
3.) Mobile Games
It seems nowadays everyone has a phone, tablet, or some type of mobile device. It’s important to keep your kids engaged and entertained on those long bus rides.
Here’s some mobile games that are free to download:
- Candy Crush
- Trivia Crack
- Subway Surfer
- Ball Pool
4.) Where’s Waldo
If you loved pouring yourself into these books when you were little, it’s a no brainer that your kids will do the same. Talk about concentration and focus, these books are designed to keep kids tuned into each page as they search for that famous red-and-white striped shirted man wearing glasses.
5.) Cat’s Cradle
Who would have thought that a simple piece of string could do so much? Cat’s Cradle has stood the test of time and remained a staple bus game for kids of all ages.
There are two ways to enjoy this game. You can either get the book kit that shows your kids how to make all those string figures, or you can use your own hand-made string and find helpful YouTube videos for instructions on how to make an Eiffel Tower or tea cup.
When you ride with Land to Air Express, you’ll have access to free WiFi, which means your kids can tune into their favorite movies or online games, using your smart devices. And because we offer convenient charging outlets, you won’t need to worry about it draining your battery before you arrive at your next destination.
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