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Long journeys

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Long journeys

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Here are some suggestions for games to make a long journey with your child more enjoyable.

Eat an Alphabet
Get your child to describe how hungry they are – starting with the letter A and take turns. You have to remember what everyone said before you. “I’m so hungry I could eat an apple. I’m so hungry I could eat an apple and a banana. I’m so hungry I could eat an apple, banana and a carrot!”.

Don't say "yes" or "no"

One person asks the other a question to which "yes" or "no" is the obvious answer. For example, "Do you live in a house?" The other person has to answer the question without saying "yes" or "no". If they make a mistake and say "yes" or "no", then they lose, and get to ask the questions next time. 

20 questions

Everyone gets to ask one person up to 20 "yes" or "no" questions to find out what they are. Are you a colour? Are you a living thing? Are you a plant? Are you an animal? Do you have stripes?

I spy

Look outside or inside the car, train or bus you are travelling in and choose something. Then say "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "t" (for example). The other people might ask - "Is it a truck?" or "Is it a tractor?", until they guess correctly. 
 

  • Why am I doing this?

    One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.

  • How can I do more?

    One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.

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