Car travel remains a big part of American family life, but looking out the car window has become rarer and rarer. It's hard to compete with in-car DVD players, smart phones, and portable video games. But you can keep your young passengers entertained by the outside, non-digital world!
Playing nature-themed bingo is one way to encourage your kids to unplug, look outside, and put their observational skills to work. Here's how:
1.Print out the bingo cards. (We have four versions, in case kids want to compete!) To download the cards, go to http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Outdoors/Archive...
2. Keep the cards handy in your car.
3. Play one of two ways:
Fill in a row of four that goes up, down, or diagonally or fill the entire card.
4. Use markers or stickers to mark off the things seen.
5. Keep the game in your glove box; kids can work on it over time.
6. These objects are easy to see from a car, but you can play this anywhere!
In addition to Bingo, try out Move Like the Animals, or Sing Along. For more information on these games, visit http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Outdoors/Archive....
Be Out There Campaign
National Wildlife Federation
PO Box 1583
Merrifield, VA 22116