Dorian Ford Kids Club!




Automobile 21

Ages 5 to 8
Players need the ability to recognize numbers and count


In this game, children must find the numbers 1 to 21, in that order, on the license plates of passing cars!
Each vehicle license plate can be used by only one player, and players can use only one number from each vehicle license plate. When a player spots a number, he or she must shout it out!
The first person to get to 21 wins!!


For older kids, add a slight twist to the rules

Participants can add up the numbers on the vehicle license plates to get a different number.
For example, if you pass a vehicle license plate that reads G8B12, besides claiming 8, 1, or 2, your child can shout 11 (8 +1 +2) or 20 (8 + 12).


Word UnScramble   

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Word Search

Players need the ability to read and recognize words

Find the words in the puzzle below! 

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Crossword Puzzle

Players need the ability to read and recognize words

Fill in the words in the puzzle below! 


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Things To Do

Make Some Traffic Light Snacks

Break graham crackers into rectangle-shaped pieces. Give the kids clean craft sticks to spread frosting or cream cheese onto one rectangle. Then give each child one red, one yellow, and one green M&M for the "lights" on their crackers. (red on top).


Be A Car Technician

If you have any broken riding toys or vehicle parts (such as wheels, tires, etc.) place them outside with tools. The kids will have a lot of fun experimenting with the tools. (Be sure to supervise this activity).


Create an Obstacle Course

Stop by our Service Department and pick up some old tires to let the kids set up a track! Or they can line a long driveway and pain the tires with reflective paint. They can use this as a racetrack for their bikes.


Wheel Sequence

Cut out various sized circles from poster board to represent wheels. Have the children sequence the wheels from largest to smallest. 






Geo Word Game

Here's a fun word game that uses the names of places. It doesn't take more than a good memory for geography, but watch out!! The longer you play, the harder it gets.

The rules are simple. One player starts by saying the name of a place: store, town, city, state, country, and so on. Each player in turn has to think of a place that begins with the last letter of the previous place. No repeats!

Example: the first player could say Michigan. Player two could then say New York, player three Kansas, player four South Dakota, and so on. Keep playing until a player gets stumped!

If this game is a hit, try it with other categories as well. Foods, names, colors... this will make any waiting time fly by!