Saturday, November 19, 2011

Road Trip Learning

Many people will be embarking on road trips this Thanksgiving holiday to visit family and friends.  You can use your road trip to add to your child's learning!

Add up the signs
You can use the distances on signs to practice key operational skills such as adding and subtracting.  Have them add up the distances such as in the sign above - they could add 46 + 107.  Or they could subtract as well.

Find a Word
Use a word from a road sign - such as Sacramento - how many words can they find? 
Sacramento (rent, ram, meant, to, etc.)

Take a tally
Have your child practice tallying up the things they see.  They could tally the # of trucks, stop signs, etc.  Make it an extra challenge for your older kiddos by asking them additional questions - What percentage of those trucks were Fed Ex trucks?

ABC Find it
Have your child look for all of the letters in the alphabet on road signs or license plates.

What other ideas can you think of?

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1 comment:

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

We love finding the alphabet. We also like finding as many state license plates as we can and marking them off on a map. I like the 'find as many words as you can' idea! I'll have to use that one on our next drive.