Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Are We There Yet?? Making time in the car fun!!

How long is the drive to your favorite vacation spot? How many times do you say “settle down back there?” If you have a good distance to go, take advantage of the time to discover the use of numbers along the way:

  • Look for different route signs in a 10-minute time span. Whoever spies the largest wins the game. If your children are older, you can have them add or multiply the digits on the route signs.
  • Count to 20 by finding the numbers 1 to 20 on various signs. You can always extend the activity by increasing the number.
  • Count specific things: green cars, mini-vans, etc. There are hundreds of things to count.
These are just a few things you can try to keep the children engaged on a long car ride.  Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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