Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2005, 10:43 AM
phyllsplace's Avatar
Eight Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Oregon
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoyJoy1086
My kids are now 13 and 161/2. We are planning on taking them to Walt Disney World in October and I don't know how the trip is going to be this time. They can't even go a mile without fighting. It's a shame that cars aren't equipped with walls in the middle of the seats for kids. It would make all of our trips better....
For trips with my teenagers, we let them take their walkmans/discmans and their own music. This kept them preoccupied for most of the time. The rest of the time they would usually sleep (but then we were always leaving at 6am). They would also take their Gameboys and games and play them.

For the younger kids, how about covering a piece of cardboard (maybe about 12" square), with felt and then they can have a feltboard to play with. You could do educational things with it - like match the letter with the word it begins with - or something simple like a felt Mister Potatohead, with a simple shape face with different eyes, noses, mouths, ears, hair, and accessories to put on it. The ideas are only limited by your imagination.
__________________
~Phyll~

"My children are not responsible for my personal happiness. If they are noisy or tired, it is inconvenient only if I make it so." ~ Celia Straus
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2005, 04:45 PM
sweetlilly's Avatar
Six Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: milford ma
Posts: 245
We Play Red Light Green Light,simon Say,mother May I
__________________
psalms 13

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-22-2005, 10:56 AM
Eight Year Member
FamilyCorner Groupie
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 271
"I spy", the license plate game where you try to find all 50 states (depending on how far your drive is), Connect 4 is good too because it doesnt spill (just keep the chips in a ziploc.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2006, 07:33 PM
Coll's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Greensburg, PA
Posts: 8,381
Whenever we are going to be in the car for a long time we play double truck. All you do is count the tractor trailers that have 2 trailers on them. Let the older kid keep the score of how many you see. The younger ones can spot them. But no "calling" them until they pass you.
If we are going somewhere that is familiar I'll say I bet I see McDonald's before Maddie. (or whatever you know you'll be coming to soon).

Coll
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2006, 04:57 PM
Five Year Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 34
More fun with letters

Someone mentioned the alphabet game where you try to find letters on billboards. That's a great one, but another one I do with my kids is a sort of alphabet/memory game.

We usually start it with "I'm going to the store" or "I'm packing for a trip." So the first person would start by saying "I'm going to the store to buy apples."

Then the second person says, "I'm going to the store to buy apples and barbecue sauce." The third person might say, "I'm going to the store to buy apples, barbecue sauce and chicken."

You get the idea. Each person has to say the whole list and add an item with the next letter of the alphabet. It's a good challenge for everyone!

I love the license plate game, too. It's a good way to test if your kids know all the states!

Joanne
[Edited by Assistant Administrator. Please do not add your website to the main body of any post. This is considered spam at FC. You are more than welcome to add it to your signature line. If you have any questions, please contact ajrsmom. Thanks!" ]
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2006, 05:07 PM
ellenmelon's Avatar
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 10,509
My kids played a game they made up called MOSQUITO. One person is the mosquito and the other is the victim. There are actually RULES for this game so it doesn't get out of hand. They would play for hours and only once in 4 years did someone cry. I guess you have to have two kids who play on the honor system although I will say the one kid is pretty saucy. She was always the beginning mosquito. The other, the oldest, began as the victim hand and swatter. It came complete with sounds (buzzing, whack, etc).

1. One person holds their hand in a fist in their lap.
2. The other person is the pointer finger, the mosquito.
3. The mosquito tries to sting the fist.
4. The person with the fist uses their other hand to slap the mosquito.
5. If the mosquito gets slapped then you switch sides.
__________________
Ellen in PA

"God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of love, power, and a sound mind."

Last edited by ellenmelon; 07-26-2006 at 05:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2007, 10:55 AM
Bunny's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18,934
amusing the kids on trips

When my kids were we played all sort of games like see how meny cars have N.C plates and so forth
__________________
Oh Bunny, you will be truly missed by your FC friends God's speed.






Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2007, 07:11 AM
momto4's Avatar
Seven Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: out west....
Posts: 157
Thumbs up amusing the kids on trips

Whenever we take trips, we play the spelling game!! I choose a word and then choose a child to spell it!! Not only do the kids think that it's fun to see how many they can spell right, it also improves their spelling skills!! My son who just turned 20 was so excited when he was able to spell pnemonia!! Now my daughter who is 8 can spell almost ANY dog name!! She is a wonderful reader as well!! She will be in 3rd grade and is reading at a 7th grade level!!
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2007, 07:52 AM
Coll's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Greensburg, PA
Posts: 8,381
That mosquito game sounds like fun.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 06-11-2008, 05:44 PM
Bilby's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 24,200
I've never had a problem keeping the 2 boys amused in the car on long driving trips for holidays.
This year in Sept we will be going down south and our first days drive will be nearly 11 hours, not a problem usually but this year will be the first holiday we take without ds1 as, he will be 18 and he works full time, no holiday time up yet (g'ma) will be staying home with him.
So for us keeping one 13.5 year old will be interesting as the boys usually keep each other company.

Any hints for 1 teen travelling, it had to happen eventually LOL
__________________


Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you feel about kids in Elementary school selling gift wraps, magazines...etc? ajrsmom Elementary School 25 08-25-2015 03:43 AM
Seven Tips for Eating Out with Kids ajrsmom Questions Over Coffee 1 02-10-2013 04:17 AM
Religious door-to-doorers approached my kids today!! ajrsmom Idle Chit Chat! 23 08-13-2007 12:30 PM
Snow activities for kids ajrsmom Crafty Corner 0 02-10-2004 08:18 PM
Best Factory Tours for Kids ajrsmom Travel & Vacations 3 08-24-2003 01:57 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer