My husband and I recently took a group of graduated seniors, from our amazing church, on a road trip to Redding, California. We headed to Lake Shasta for a day on the lake (super fun, and I can’t wait to do it again!) and then we went to Bethel Redding for the day. It was a blast…but it also was a 10 hour drive, both there and back. Road trips can be a real drag sometimes, so I wanted to make sure this one was fun. As I was desperately searching on Pinterest for some Teen or Adult Road trip games, I came up pretty short. They were either inappropriate for a church related event (not rated G!!) or too kiddish for 18 & 19 year olds. I pulled from a few sources and I wanted to share with you what really worked for us. We had a great time and I wish I would have had some more games for the way home!! Next time, I will, since I know they were a hit!
Road Trip Game Prizes:
First I want to say…its way more fun to play Road Trip Games, if you have prizes!! I headed to the dollar store and picked up some goofy prizes for the road trip. I got some fake teeth, mustaches, fun tube socks and some other little items that were fun surprises when these guys worked so hard to win the games! The fake teeth were a hit and always great for photo ops! If I would have thought better, I would have picked up some candy bars or candy as well.
Road Trip Games (appropriate for Teens & Adults)
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1. Hedbandz, the game. This game worked really well as an ice breaker. Some of our teens didn’t know each other very well and this worked well for a first game on the road trip. I wish it had more headbands, because we only had 6, but 8 students. I think it would have been a lot better for the group if we all were playing together, but, the whole van did enjoy the game…its pretty hilarious if you haven’t ever played. I would recommend this game as a fun game for families too! Its basically like who am I, where you ask as many yes or no questions in the time allotted to you and then guess what the item is on your card. The first person who guesses 3 cards wins. You can find this game in Target or here on Amazon.com.
2. Road Trip Guess Who? We have used this game many times as ice breakers or a game to just get to know each other. Here is the premise ( and you could change these questions to whatever you want….make it different every time and you could really get to know a group of people better): Each person gets a paper and answers the questions without showing your answers to each other.
One person will need to sit out and be the moderator.
Then, tear off the bottom part of your paper and pass your answers in to the moderator. Number the remaining paper according to how many people are playing the game. The moderator will read the answers out to the rest of the group, without naming the person, and each person will decide and write down who they think would answer the questions like that. They can change their answers as many times as they would like, until its over. The moderator might have to read the answers a few times so they can figure it out.
Whoever gets the most names correct, wins! We had two winners that tied and that is totally fine! Give out 2 prizes!
Here is an example game> Feel free to right click save this one and print this one if you would like to!
I printed out questions with their answers and this was a hit! I did geography & history, but my teens wanted more Movie and TV trivia. I wish I would have printed more of these out. We could have done these trivia games for hours!
This is how we played: We started out at the front of the van with the first person, then if they didn’t answer the question correctly, the question could be answered by the next person, and so on. It would continue on until the question was answered correctly. Multiple choice worked well for this game as well. Each question was worth 1 point.
Then the next question went to the 2nd person in the van, then the 3rd and so on. This was a super fun game and the first person to 5 points wins, then start a new game so lots of people can win prizes. We laughed a lot on this one.
***TIP*** We were heading through a really remote area in central Oregon and I wish I would have printed out about 10 times the amount of trivia questions for our road trip, in different, more diverse categories. I had no idea that this game would have gone over so well and that the students would be begging for more questions! I tried to download some trivia games on my phone and tried to use the internet, but because we were so remote, it just didn’t work. 🙁 Next time…I will come prepared!!
We had so much fun on this trip. Here is a little taste of what we did once our road trip was over! Lake Shasta Party Barge!
I would love to hear about your Road Trip Games!