The 10 Greatest Travel Games of All Time!

Slug Bug
Slug bug is a game of counting Volkswagen bugs. It started with the old bugs, but my family now plays it with the newer beetles. The original way to play it is when you see a VW bug, you call out "slug bug" then punch the other person in the arm. We don't play it that way because hitting is not something we want to teach our kids. Instead, our family calls out the color of the bug and keeps count of how many each person spotted first. My daughter and I play this game so much that I accidentally call them out when I'm with other people! --iVillager Kathy

Cookie Sheet & Magnets
When the kids were very young, we gave them each a cookie sheet and several sets of magnets. The kids can make pictures and practice making words. Older kids might enjoy using larger sets of magnetic words to make stories or poems. An added bonus is that the cookie sheets can be used as drawing tables and trays for snacks. --iVillager mini

Vacation Scrapbooking
My sister tried this during her family's summer vacation and her kids (ages eight and 10) really enjoyed it. She took an empty scrapbook that the whole family worked on during their trip -- even in the car. They compiled post cards, brochures, news clippings and of course pictures. They then took turns writing stories and descriptions of their vacation, everything they did and saw, etc. They bought post cards at every stop, took pictures of state lines that they crossed, different flowers and scenery that they were not likely to see in their home state. Their vacation scrapbook really turned out nice, and I know my sister will treasure it forever since the kids made it.
--iVillager imalooneymom
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