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Holiday Fun with Family - Car Games That Go A Long Way!

Driving for the holidays? Try some of our staffs' favorite travel games on your trip to Stowe or wherever your holiday travel plans take you!

Ask most ski families what vivid memories they have from ski trips of years past and many will say family time-whether it be days on the ski hill, evenings by the fire or hours in the car together to get to the mountains. While most parents love having their children as a captive audience, keeping them occupied for hours at a time in the car can be challenging. We asked some members of our staff their most vivid memories from their own family-travel time and they shared some fun-filled games to do as a group in the car.

In the spirit of the season, with many families heading to the Stowe for the holidays, we thought we’d share some of the best car-ride games our team here at the Lodge had to share. Happy Travels!

Try these games:

I Spy -- "I spy with my little eye, something..." has entertained families and children for decades!  Take this game to the car and introduce new sites and geography to the kids along the way. 

License Plate Game -- Do you have a long stretch of highway?  Have the kids write down all the different states they see represented on license plates.  The longer the list, the better! Extra points for knowing the capital of that state!

Madlibs -- Who said car games are just for kids?  No matter the age of the traveler, Madlibs is sure to entertain. Didn't pick up a book before you left on your journey? Make your own! The kids will love coming up with a story where they'll insert silly words.

Name That Tune/Kar Karaoke -- Become the entertainment! Make the radio the entertainment by creating a mobile version of the game show, Name That Tune. But why stop there! After naming the tune, continue with singing along and have a Karaoke contest.

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