Camping with Kids - Name That Tune

name that tuneName That Tune

Hum or sing certain words to your favorite songs. The person who identifies the most songs wins. Another variation is to flip through the radio channels and the first person to guess the song playing gets a point. You can set your own winning threshold.

If you love music but can't hum just try a song naming game. Someone will start by naming their favorite song and then the next person must come up with another song that starts with the last letter the previous song ended with. For example, The first person says "Frosty the Snowman". The next person would need to name a song that begins with "N ". If someone can not name a song or person they are out of the game. The last person remaining wins.

Camping with Kids - The License Plate Game

license plate gameThe License Plate Game

For this game you will need a piece of paper and a pen. To make it more interesting and a learning experience grab a dictionary, history or geography book. If traveling in the United States try to find a car with a license plate from every state. If you bring a book with you every time a new state is found look that state up and write something about the state down. The person who has found the most states by the end of trip wins.

Camping with Kids - The Alphabet Game

alphabet game 082010 mThe Alphabet Game

There are many variations to this, choose the best one for all participants. As suggested by the name the goal is to make your way from A to Z. You can play utilizing signs and billboards or another variation uses license plates.

If using signs you need to decide if the letter you are searching for must be the first letter in a word or can be found any where in the word. For example if you are looking for the letter "E" and it must be the first letter you should look for "exit" or "Exxon". My family used to use the first letter of the word except for certain letters such as "Q". If you are playing with younger children or are in an area where there are not as many signs you may want to allow the letter to be any where in the word. Also once the word on the sign is used no one else can use it. If the word is on a different sign it can be used again or someone can use a different word on the same sign but they can't use the exact sign and word combination that has already been called.