When I was a kid, I had a blast going on road trips! We would often spend days on the road, and us kids were always entertained. Guess what? We didn't have a DVD player in the car, we didn't have a game system (Gameboy, Sega, Nintendo DS, etc.) We had to make up our own games and the time flew by.
Included are 12 fun things that I used to do in the car to help the time go by, and a few variations. All that's needed, is some paper and a pen/pencil. Pencils vs Pens, pencils are much more kid friendly, mistake proof, and a lot less messy, however, for the case of this instructable, pens showed up much better in photos.
Step 1: 1. Write Something!
Whether it is a story or a poem, it is fun to write something!
You could start with a well-known story, book, movie that you all know? What about Jack and the Beanstalk? What if Jack were a girl, and the beanstalk was really made of donuts? What kind of story would that be? How would those things improve or hinder the story?
Why not come up with 3 similar things, like a princess, a candle, and a garage door opener and see what kind of stories you can come up with?
It is fun to share the stories with each other and see how different they both are. Imaginations are great!
Limericks and Haiku poems are some of my favorite types of poetry! When I was a kid, I would always try to come up with the best limerick or haiku!
Haiku poems are simple non-rhyming poems, they are three lines, with 5 syllables on the first line, 7 on the second line, and 5 again on the third line. They are a lot of fun.
Limericks are a little harder, they need to be 8, 8, 7, 7, 8 and they need to rhyme in A A B B A pattern. But they are also so much fun!