Two summers ago we started a new car game when we travel: Choose the hot song of the summer.
When we first start a road trip each family member chooses the song that they think will be played the most that summer. We base it on the songs being played on SiriusXM Hits 1 Channel 2, which are mostly pop. Then you sit back and count the number of times that each song is played. The winner is whoever picks song that is played the most. The game continues over each car trip. The kids can pick a new song or stick with their original choice.
Rose has already claimed “Love It” by Icona Pop and Walsh has chosen “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line. I’m not sure what song I am going to choose this year. The key is to pick one that is not too old, and it’s got to have a good hook and be light and poppy.
Last year Walsh won with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” Rose came in second place with Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake.” I was third with One Direction’s “What Makes you Beautiful.” The 5-year-old was next with “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. Michael chose a Pitbull song. He was in last place.
Our other game we play is trivia questions. Michael picked up the “National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)” for the kids to quiz the family as we drive. We used to use the Dr. Seuss Quiz book when I was little.
What car games do you like to play when you travel?