Activity books for the road
"Screen Free Fun for the Whole Family"
Car Detectives Look at Animals - Sample: Deer - These great athletes can leap across streams 30 feet wide, jump over fences 10 feet high, and run 45 miles an hour while dodging trees and boulders. Find a deer crossing sign. Location ___ Road ___ Did you see deer? ___ Is this an area of forest or grass? ___ Was there deer fencing along the road? _____
Car Detectives Look at Colors - Sample: White - White is both all colors and none. You cannot mix other colors to make white, but when all the colors are absorbed the object reflects white. Our eyes see white objects as lighter in weight than black objects. Find a white camper. Does it have a colored stripe or other trim?___ What color is the truck? ___ Imagine what the camper would look like if it were black. Would it look heavier? ___
Car Detectives Look at Cultures - Sample: Germany - Craftsmen from the second largest ethnic group in America were the first to successfully make glass in this country. Find a building with more than five windows. Location ___ Street ___ Is it a residence? ___ How many windows did you see? ___ What shape were the windows? ___
Car Detectives Look at Fences - Sample: Stone wall - Stone walls were first just field stones piled up by farmers. Later mortar and plaster were added to form walls around cities or to build castles or other fortifications. Location ___ Road ___ Have the stones been cut? ___ Are they mostly the same size or do they vary in size? ___ What color are the stones? ___ Could you climb this wall ___ What is on the other side? ___
Car Detectives Look at Gardens - Sample: Garden Sculpture - People may put art objects in their gardens as part of its design. Find a statue, fountain, piece of driftwood, wagon wheel, ship's anchor, or old farm tool in a garden. Town ___ What did you find? ___ What is it made of? ___ What would you choose to put in your garden? ___
Car Detectives Look at Imagination - Sample: Cloud formations - The cloud south of you looks just like a ________. It once was that. Yesterday an evil ____ changed it into a cloud to punish it for ______. The only way to break the magic spell that keeps it drifting endlessly above you is___ How can you help?____
Car Detectives Look at People - Sample: Uniforms - At some jobs you don't have to decide what to wear to work. Everyone wears a uniform. Find someone wearing a uniform for their job. Location ___ What is the job? ___ Describe the uniform ____ If you were asked to redesign their uniform, what would you change? ____
Car Detectives Look at Recreation - Sample: Horseback riding - Riders may call themselves equestrians. Location ____ Street ___ Color of horse ___ Was rider wearing cowboy boots? ___ Was rider using a saddle? ___ Approximate age of rider ___ Was horse walking or trotting? ___
Car Detectives Look at Signs - Sample: Sign about Food - Signs may tell about places to eat or kinds of food. Location ___ Road ___ Message reads _____ Sign is made of ___ Is sign lighted? ___ Would you like to eat this food? _____
Car Detectives Look at Stores - Sample: Grocery Store - Did you know that in the back of every grocery store there are t least two big refrigerators and a freezer to keep their extra produce, dairy, deli products, meat and frozen items? And some are big enough for a game of handball! Location ___ Name of store ___ What was outside the store for sale? ___ Which is your favorite aisle? ____
Car Detectives Look at Trucks - Sample: Dump Truck - Dump truck beds lift up to dump the load out the open tailgate. Town ___ Road ___ Empty or full? ___ Contents of load? ___ Covered load? ___ Color of cab ___ Company name ___
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