We have had some long travel times in the past. This summer, we're actually out and about more often than normal, with a flight to and from Copenhagen and car trips to Nebraska and Michigan, in addition to occasional weekends an hour away visiting one set of in-laws or the other.
That's why I was really excited to review On-the-go fun for kids! by Amanda Morin. There are several hundred different activities for kids in this book, perfect for road trips or just long wait times at the DMV or doctor's office. They can also be used for rainy days when the kids are bored with what they have.
I'd like to share a few from the book with you; check out the book (or another great book I already have, also written by Amanda, The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book) for more great ways to entertain and educate your kids.
- I'm going on an airplane (or vacation, or picnic) and I'm bringing....The first person thinks of something beginning with A, then the next person repeats and adds something beginning with B, and so on. See how long of a string your family can remember!
- Alphabetically speaking. The first person starts a sentence with a letter of the alphabet. The next person's sentence has to begin with the next letter, and so on.
- Car Rhymes. Great for little kids, so how many words they can think of that rhyme with car. Multiple-syllable words are ok!
Amanda Morin is an education writer and a special education advocate. She is the author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education and The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book. Morin is also a contributing writer for Parenting Special Needs magazine and on the editorial team of Understood.org. Her work has been featured on the National Center for Learning Disabilities website, Education.com, PopSugar Moms, and About.com. You can visit her website at www.everythingkidslearning.com.