Photograph Signs

Take a picture of every wacky road sign you pass. Make it a competition to see who can snap shots of the most signs. Give extra points to really weird signs.

Photo: A car's dashboard features an electronic map.

GPS Search

Use your car's navigation system (GPS) to search for all the U.S. historic sites tied to presidents.

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Count Buggies

Count all the Amish buggy-crossing signs you see. Double points for each actual buggy you spot! Amish live in 30 states across the U.S. Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania have the highest Amish populations.

Photo: Glacier on mountain surrounded by pine trees

Photograph Land Features

Take photos of different types of land features, like mountains, cliffs, and deserts.

View of a Great Dane sticking its head out a window of a parked car.

Make a Movie

Write a script. Cast all the people—and animals!—in the car as characters in the movie. Shoot the movie using the inside of the car as the only setting.

Play Window Bingo

Print blank bingo cards before you leave. In the car, fill out the squares by writing down things you think you'll see out the window. Mark off each thing you see. The first to get five in a row wins.

Find the Alphabet

Spot each letter of the alphabet, in order, on any form of text outside the car. Play as a team or individually—the first person to get to "z" wins!

Photograph of a no swimming sign in an area with crocodiles.

"I Spy"

Play "I Spy" with physical and cultural characteristics you see as you travel. First, look around and silently pick a characteristic that everyone will be able to see. Say: "I spy with my little eye . . ." Then describe the characteristic and have your family members take turns trying to guess what you see.

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