Creative Play Quick Tip: Thinking Game to Play in the Car

Creative Play Quick Tip: Family Thinking Game for the Car
Long road trips (and any significant drive) can be tough for little ones used to moving all day! Refocus their energy by playing “What Am I?” Each person takes a turn describing an animal (or insect or object) without naming it. Younger children may need some help giving a description that will allow the players to guess correctly. Ask questions like “Where does it live?” “What does it eat?” and “Is it big or small?” to build vocabulary and communication skills. Set a theme, if you wish, such as “Things we see on the highway” or “Things we’ll see and do when we get there.” You’ll be amazed how much faster the miles zip by when everyone’s engaged!

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