Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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The grand kids are in the car with me a lot.  I'm the official grandma transportation authority.  Even if it's only small trips here and there we have times where we have exhausted all our things to tell each other.

I remember the grandson playing this game a lot and now the little granddaughter who is 5 has took it up with a passion.  It's simple, fun, and addictive.  She beats me at it all the time.

I'm not sure if it's been around forever or not, maybe you have played this before. If you have not tried it with a little one, it's a simple and fun game that doesn't require anything except good eyesight.

Banana

So, they start out looking for yellow cars, trucks, plows, etc.
They yell out banana as soon as they see yellow.  We keep it to moving vehicles only.  

This keeps them very busy trying to beat you.  Once they get the hang of the game they will usually just start it on their own and beat you to the first yellow vehicle they see.

The one with the highest score when you reach your destination wins.  

Hint:  we tried apple for red cars, blue berry for blue cars, etc. but have found this only will work on yellow vehicles.  They are are just too many other colored vehicles on the road.  Yellow cars are unique. 

This should keep them busy for a least 10 minutes!   

Please leave a comment and tell me if you have fun car games to play with the kids or tell me what's going on in your neck of the woods?








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12 comments:

  1. That game sounds fun! Our kids used to look for certain state's license plates on long trips. Once when our oldest grandson was three he got in our car and asked if we had any kids music. I said no and there was a long pause and then he said, 'Well, do you have an Johnny Cash?' He is 12 now but we still laugh about that.

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    1. Aww he knew Johnny Cash! So cute and a good story to always remember.

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  2. My daughter and I used to play a game in the car, I'll ask her if she remembers how to do it and get back to you. Two money saving free ebooks today, yay!

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  3. Sounds like a fun game!
    When the kids were little, we did I spy and the license plate game.

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    1. The oldest loves the license plate game. We've done I spy to -we need to do that again!

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  4. I'll have to play this with my grandson. His favorite color is yellow. He will often play I spy without prompting....saying 'I see something red ( whatever color) & we try to spot something that color.

    My son used to play a truck game with his friends as we rode around. The first who could say what kind of truck it is (Ford, Chevy, ect) gets the point. My son loved this game because he knew vehicles so well. I had to wait for it to get close enough to read the logo on it so I pretty much always lost this game.

    On vacations we would play travel bingo or license plate. We printed out a list of all the states & we would see how long it would take us to find them all....we never did but we always counted plates at big tourist stops. We'd check the parking lots.

    One last game we used to play was we would pick something you see as you travel (school bus, train, barn, church, ect. - pick just one) We usually played with two people & one person took each side of the road. You could only count the building or vehicle on your side to get the point.

    Oh I just thought of another... the alphabet game. Each person goes through the alphabet looking for signs with that letter. You each keep your own alphabet so if I see a sign that says Applebees I call out "A! Applebees" & no one else in the car can use that A. So everyone is on a different letter. It's fun because you often pass each other up. Z is the hardest but we made it through quite a few times.

    As you can see I love games.

    I was supposed to baby sit today but my grandson is with his other grandma today so I cleaned off my screened porch (vacuumed floors & screens, wiped down furniture, washed curtains/tablecloth & mopped), I mopped the grill porch & both sets of steps to the screened porch & all the rooms without carpet (6). I guess keeping a two yr old every day has given me a ton of energy!

    My husband has decided to take the rest of the week off. It's very rare to have this many days in a row where we don't have to get up at 4:30 so we plan to do a little staycation. Heaven.

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    1. I wonder if my grandson would love the truck game. I'll get him started and see. The alphabet game sounds great too. Both of them can play that one. thanks for the good ideas!

      Sounds like a wonderful staycation for you two! Enjoy it and don't work too hard Jenny!

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  5. we searched for our birth years... or month and date... letters in our names. We did math instead of flash cards it was verbal. Spelling was verbal.

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