While traveling to visit family last weekend, the kids were getting squirrely after riding “forever,” so we invented a game on the fly. When everyone is cooped up in the car for several hours, some ingenuity is required!
Guess the State
All the grown-ups in the car pooled our quarters and I picked out all the “state” ones.
I would cover the state name with my thumb and hold the quarter up so the kids could get a peek at it, and then I would read them clues from the quarter: “sailboat,” “bridge,” “ocean,” etc. Everyone took turns guessing what they though the state was. If nobody guessed it, I would give them more hints, like “northeast” or “New England.” The first one to name the state got the quarter. We kept on until we ran out of change and found ourselves thirty minutes further down the road.
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