Travelin' Games

Travelin' Games

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Regina Yunghans
Jul 11, 2011

When you set out on a road trip with children this summer, what games will you play in the car? There is only so much you can bring along by way of manufactured toys, games, and entertainment. Try traveling light and playing a few games of the open road! Here are some ideas after the jump:

• The good ol' license plate game. Keep a notebook and jot down every state's license plate you see. It's a fun way to learn the states and the designs of each of their plates.

• Play the alphabet game. Keep an eye out for letters of the alphabet on road signs. Start with "A" and work your way through the entire alphabet. The whole car will be in uproarious celebration when "X" is finally spotted (after two hours!) in Xenia, Ohio.

I Spy is a game where one person in the car spots something outside the windows. "I spy", they say, then give one hint. Everyone asks yes or no questions until the object is guessed.

What other traveling games do you play? Let's list them below so we can all learn some new ones to play when we're road-tripping with little ones this summer!

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