2. Build-a-Story in the backseat
This build-a-story activity is perfect for teaching slightly older kids how to adapt to their surroundings, and pay attention to what’s around them! Start by telling a simple story. Going in a clockwise motion, when the first player snaps their fingers, the next player has to add to the story, and must include something they see out the window (this could be a cow on the side of the road, an airplane flying overhead, or a giant structure on the side of the road). Keep going like this until everyone’s had a turn – or until you all dissolve in fits of laughter!
Here’s an example:
Once upon a time, three friends decided to go on a weekend road trip. They packed lots of snacks, like apples, oranges, bananas and ...
snap as you’re passing by a corn field
... lots of corn! They brought so much corn that they needed to bring a ...
snap – there’s a tractor trailer in front of you!
... tractor trailer to fit it all in.
And on, and on, and on!