Friday, June 18, 2010

Family Friday - a game for the car

I like to think we are pretty creative with our games for the car. Joey and I had 3 summers of trips to/from camp everyday - and especially on the way home, he liked to play games. Actually, on long car trips - Thomas and I like to play games too. =) It started out with a trick I learned from my parents. Bring the box of cards from a trivia game along in the car - ask each other questions to pass the time. We would compete to see who could get the most questions right on the Trivial Pursuit card. Once on a trip - Thomas and I brought along some Tribond cards - which was all well and good, but we eventually started making up our own trying to stump the other person. Joey has come to really enjoy this game too - and as he's gotten older, and his vocabulary has expanded - does quite well.

Since it is not the "actual" game mentioned above - we generally call it something like "take 3" - but the premise is the same - you list three words, that all have a connection to the same single word -- for example:

Street
Open
Seed

The answer is "Sesame" -- Sesame Street, Open Sesame, and Sesame Seed.

Since it's a verbal game, Homonyms are allowed -- for example:

State
Bus
Renaissance

The answer is "Fair" (fare, Faire)

Here are a few others we've come up with - You'll have to try to come up with the answers!


Sitting
Head
Pen

High
Man
Arm

Bridge
Jack
Fog

newspaper
tomato
book

6 comments:

  1. Is the last one things that are read/red?

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  2. Is the second one chair?

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  3. is the second one chair?
    -cathy

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  4. Kelley and Cathy - you are correct!

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