Are we there yet? It’s the summer anthem of the road trip. Mix it up and this year, and focus on the power of gratitude during your drive. I’ve got 7 gratitude road trip games that can be played with the entire family, and are a great way to teach kids the amazing power of gratitude. Let’s have some fun!

Are we there yet? It's the summer anthem of the road trip. Mix it up and this year, and focus on the power of gratitude during your drive. I've got 7 gratitude road trip games that can be played with the entire family, and are a great way to teach kids the amazing power of gratitude. Let's have some fun!

Never drive distracted and always keep your focus on the road and your surroundings.

 

I love a good road trip. And I love playing fun games during a road trip.

A few years ago, Hubby and I drove across the country to Colorado and back. It was so much fun! I downloaded an app on my phone to play the road trip game. Hubby rolled his eyes but we both ended up having fun.

Road trip games are a necessary piece to any road trip, whether it’s just you and your spouse/partner or you have a car full of kids.

But this year, why not mix it up a bit and add some gratitude to the mix. I’ve got 7 gratitude road trip games that are fun for the entire family. A few of them are based on familiar games that you know, and a few may be new to you.

PS – before we begin, if you want a quick refresher on the science, READ: The Science Behind Gratitude.

 

 

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7 Gratitude Road Trip Games

Never drive distracted and always keep your focus on the road and your surroundings.

 

1. I Spy…

A gratitude-filled twist on the classic version. One person in the car says, “I spy with my little eye…” and then names an object that they see. Any object. Everyone else takes turns saying what they are grateful for about the object. Have fun, create backstories, and even add in a little make-believe.

 

2. Would You Rather?

Another twist of another classic. Everyone takes turns asking, “Would you rather…” with the A or B option? When everyone else answers, they say why they are grateful for their choice.

 

3. Send Positive Vibes

As you pass various people or cars, IMAGINE sending them love, happiness, joy, or a blessing. Basically, you are mentally sending them positive vibes. You don’t even have to say anything out loud if you want. Just think of the word or phrase and then “send” it to them. I like to mix it up with some of the following:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Abundance
  • God’s blessings
  • Health and healing
  • Peace be with you.

 

4. A-Z Gratitudes

This is another fun gratitude road trip game. Start with the letter A and everyone takes turns going through the alphabet by saying something you are grateful for that begins with each letter. “I’m grateful for…”

 

 

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5. Category First and Last Letters

If you can figure out a better title for this game, please let me know! Pick a category. Any category. It can be something like “Home” or seasonal like “Summer” or “Christmas” or even your destination. Bonus points if you do this for and with a loved one with their name. Start with your category name. For example sake, I’m going to use “Summer.” Take the LAST letter of your category. In this case, “R.” Say something that begins with the letter R that you are grateful for that relates to summer. And then take the LAST letter of that word and continue on until you run out.

Pro Tip – You are going to want to plural the word because it fits in the way you would say it. But then every word is going to begin with S. So just singular each word.

Here’s what the summer example would look like. I’m grateful for…

summeR

RaiN

Nighttime baseball gamE

Explore new towN

Naps

SwimminG

Golf, minI

Ice Cream

 

6. Guess What?

One person thinks of something they are grateful for. Everyone else takes turns asking yes or no questions until they get the correct answer.

 

7. Pick a Sign

Pick a common sign that you will be seeing along your trip. It can be a traffic sign, common gas station, fast food, exit sign, etc. The first person who sees this sign says, “Gratitude!” and they get a point. Play the game for whatever amount of time makes sense and keep score. Then switch out for another sign.

 

What other gratitude road trip games can you come up with?

 

Are we there yet? It's the summer anthem of the road trip. Mix it up and this year, and focus on the power of gratitude during your drive. I've got 7 gratitude road trip games that can be played with the entire family, and are a great way to teach kids the amazing power of gratitude. Let's have some fun!

 

 

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Love, hugs, and grateful that we’re almost there.

 

 

 

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