My daughter Cheyenne is 8, son Aloysius is 4. We spend a great deal of time travelling from one place to another in our family car. Before the TV in the car gave way, I didn't have to think of much activity for them. All I had to do was to play their favourite Tom & Jerry cartoon DVD to keep them occupied.
Although it was effective but it was definitely not creative and fun. Furthermore, loads of DVD began piling up in the car and kids began fighting over their choice of show. Furthermore, due to time & budget constraint, I could not get the TV fixed or changed. Thus, keeping the kids entertained, quiet and well behaved became a challenge. Fighting or squabbling between children was the last thing a driver need.Thus, the following games we played during long rides that helps keep all of us happy and rooted in our own seats until we reached our destination.