Long bus rides for field trips or competitions can be really boring sometimes. Of course, with a friend or two and a few games to play, the time can fly by. Plus, you'll be bonding with others and strengthening friendships. Here are a few classic games, riddles, and random things to do that I usually resort to.
Step 1: The Name Game
The Name Game is always a classic. It's usually best with 4-8 players. The version I like is where the first person thinks of a name that starts with the letter "A" and tells the group. The next person repeats the "A" name and then says a name that starts with "B." The next person repeats all the previous names and says a "C" name, and so on until you go through the whole alphabet. If the group wants, people who forget a name are "out."
Another version of the name game is a little harder. One player will say any name and the next person has to say a name that starts with the letter that the previous name ended with. For example, if player 1 says "Abigail," then the next name must start with an "L." If player 2 decides to say "Leslie," the next name must start with an "E," etc. You must not repeat any names, so it can be challenging. Good luck with those "Y"s. Try Yolanda, Yoshi, and Yvonne.
You can also try different categories for the name game, such as cities or celebrities. Be creative. You can even try medical diseases!