Whether you drive a new Lexus car or one of our pre-owned Lexus vehicles, it can be difficult to keep your kids entertained in the car during a lengthy road trip. While mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones can be helpful, you don’t have to rely on electronic devices to pass the time it takes to get from your home to your final destination. Instead, you can use that time to spend some quality time with your kids by playing car games.

One of our favorite car games is I’m Going on a Picnic. This memory game is a lot of fun because your kids can be as creative as they want when they add items to the community picnic basket. To play, the first player says, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…” and then names an item that starts with the letter “A” such as artichokes. The next player then repeats what the first player said, but adds an item that begins with the letter “B” to the end of the line.

In this instance, the second player might say, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing artichokes and beans.” Play continues with each player adding another item to the end of the previous line that starts with the next letter in the alphabet. If someone can’t recite all of the items being taken to the picnic, the person is out of the game. The last person who successfully recites all of the items wins the game.

Everyone at Lexus of Jacksonville is also a fan of 20 Questions. In this perennial favorite, one person thinks of an animal, mineral, or vegetable. The other players then take turns asking yes-or-no questions to try to identify what the person is thinking of. After 20 questions have been asked, each player guesses what the animal, mineral, or vegetable is. The player who guesses correctly wins.

While it’s important for you to think of ways to keep your kids entertained in the car, it’s just as important for you to bring your vehicle into Lexus of Jacksonville before you head out on a road trip. We’ll make sure your automobile is ready for the rigors of the road, giving you peace of mind behind the wheel. Give us a call, go online, or stop by our Lexus dealership near Daytona Beach, FL to schedule your next service appointment today.