Family Time Calendar: Get Smart - iVillage

Make the interminable traffic jams of summer travel or the visits to busy restaurants a little less hectic with this game, and you'll be wiling away the time -- and your kids will be learning.

What you'll need:

  • Nothing, although you may just have to force yourself out to a restaurant to play this game. Go on, you deserve it.

What you'll do:

While sitting in a terrible traffic jam or waiting for dinner to arrive at a restaurant, play "I Spy" and offer open-ended clues about colors so kids can practice their colors and avoid going nutso stir crazy in their seats. Older kids can make up the clues themselves. "I spy with my little eye something that's big and red..."

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