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Are you planning a long car ride in the next few days? Try these No-Tech Holiday Travel Games!
Holiday travel can wear out even the most lively elf. Sometimes plugging in the kids to devices seems the best way to keep family harmony, but it isn’t what we really want.
We are fortunate that our family is mostly close by, but my children did take a very long cross country trip with grandparents last summer. I gathered up a bunch of printable and no-tech travel games for them to try out. Here are some of their favorites and a few with a holiday twist.
1. The Letter Game
This is a “no-brainer” but surprisingly entertaining holiday travel game. Everyone has to play! Start with A and locate each letter in the alphabet on roadside signs and vehicles as you make your way to grandma’s house. We don’t use license plates to make it a little more challenging. Other ways to play include thinking of words for each letter or names.
2. Fortunately, Unfortunately
This is a storytelling game. One person begins a story: “Fortunately, Santa Claus loaded up his sleigh to set out to deliver presents.” The next person adds and “Unfortunately” twist: “Unfortunately, one of the reindeer was feeling sick.” The story alternates back and forth among players as they create new scenarios to fix things or mess things up.
3. Printable Games
Education.com is a great source for printable games and worksheets. They have a selection of winter and holiday themed ideas. I like to put these in a sheet protector so they can be reused. I also like to print up one with blank tic-tac-toe boards and hangman.
Here is one to get you started from our friends at Education.com
4. Scavenger Hunt
5.Would You Rather?
6. Free Christmas Audiobooks
While not strictly “no tech” games, audiobooks are a great way to pass the time when traveling. Here a few great ideas available from Librivox (one of my 8 ways to read free books).
(There are 10+ editions if you prefer a different reader.)
Wherever you travel this Christmas season, Tech Savvy Homeschool wishes you a safe and happy holiday. Look for our Best Books of 2018 post before the new year and a Tech Habits for the New Year series in January.
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