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Automobile 21

Ages 5 to 8 - The 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 must say it out loud. The first person to get to 21 wins.  If older kids are playing, 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 your child passes a vehicle license plate that says G8B12, besides claiming 8, 1, or 2, she can say 11 (8 +1 +2) or 20 (8 + 12).


Word Search

Find these words in the puzzle below:




Word Scramble

    1.  heelvic ___   ___  ___  ___  ___  ___
    2.  krutc   ___  ___  ___  ___  ___
    3.  worep  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___
    4.  genien     ___  ___  ___  ___  ___ ___
    5.  frepnmcaero  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___  ___
    6.  dpsee  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___
    7.  rodf  ___  ___  ___  ___
    8.  faytse  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ____


          1.  vehicle
          2.  truck
          3.  power
          4.  engine
          5.  performance
          6.  speed


Things To Do:

    Make Some Traffic Lights 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) place them outside with tools. The kids have lots of fun experimenting with the tools.

    Create an Obstacle Course:

    Stop by our Service Department and pick up some old tires to let the kids set up a track for their bikes.  Or line a long driveway and paint the tires with reflective paint.

    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

    Cut 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?town, city, state, country, and so on. Each player in turn has to think of a place name that begins with the last letter of the previous place.

    For example, the first player might start with Michigan. Player two could say New York, leaving player three with an k. The game could then go on with Kansas, Saskatoon, Nepal, Louisiana, Amarillo, Oregon, New Hampshire, Ethiopia, Arkansas, Santa Barbara, Anchorage?until a player gets stumped!

    If your kids have fun with this game, you can try it with other categories as well, like foods or people's names. No doubt, the waiting time will be over long before you've run out of words to use!