Vacation Season is upon us and I have lots of Road Trips planned this summer. Below are a few games and activities that keep my little ones entertained as we travel.
My kids are a wee bit competitive with each other and have taken the game one step further and have a running tally (small notebook that we keep in the car) of who has spotted more yellow cars. So far my 3 year old son is in the lead. He has hawk eyes!
In our car we give bonus points for “smurf cars”, (electric blue, smurf colored cars/trucks) again, you will be surprised how many are “smurf colored cars” on the road.
Oskie Wah Wah (pronounced Oz-key Wa–Wa)
My family has been playing this cow counting game since my Grandfather was a kid. None of us know where the silly name came from and I am sure there are many versions of this game with different names, but here is how to play my family version.
Divide the car occupants into two teams (left side of the car vs. right side of the car). As you travel keep your eyes open for cows in pastures on your side of the car. Once you spot a pasture of cows, yell out “Oskie Wah Wah“, count the cows you see on your side of the car. If you pass a field full of lots of cows, you’d better count fast! If you pass a cemetery on your side of the car, you lose all your cows. The team that spots the most cows on their side of the car at the end of the road trip wins! If the team with cows on their side forgets to yell out “Oskie Wah Wah“… they don’t get the count for cows and the other teams will get the count. By yelling “Oskie Wah Wah“, you give the other team an opportunity to count your cows and verify that in fact you counted X amount of cows.