10 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip


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License Plate Lingo
A Vermont license plate makes a statement about the weather in Stowe, Vt.
A Vermont license plate makes a statement about the weather in Stowe, Vt.
AP Photo/Toby Talbot

No. Not bingo -- lingo. And while this one is pretty simple, it can still be plenty of fun -- depending on the player's imagination, that is.

In this game, kids take turns explaining the meaning of the letters on selected cars' license plates. For instance, "OEF" might stand for "Onion-Eating Fanatic" or "Original Elephant Farm." Make it a contest where the winner is the person who comes up with the funniest, most ridiculous or most complicated expanded acronyms after a given number of rounds [source: Van Kirk].You'll probably be surprised by what your kids can come up with during this one!

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