On a long car ride, parents dread hearing “Are we there yet?” Or the kids are glued to cartoons on their iPhones or devices. Learning is no where to be found and communication is dead. I’ve found this Travel Memory Game to be a fun answer to this problem. It’s challenging for any age and a test of our memorization skills. I’m talking about adults and kids.

This game is a great memory game to play while riding in a car, or try it in the classroom.  Each person must use a noun and a descriptive adjective of the same letter of the alphabet. The game isn’t over until you reach “z” or your destination.  It not only stimulates imagination but gives everyone practice at remembering information. We adults need this!

Here’s the way it’s played:

First Player: “I’m going on a trip and with me I am taking an angry alligator.”

Second Player must remember the “a” words plus add his “b” words: “I’m going on a trip and with me I am taking an angry alligator and a bouncy ball.”

Third Player: “I’m going on a trip and with me I am taking an angry alligator, a bouncy ball and a clever clown.”

Fourth Player: “I’m going on a trip and with me I am taking an angry alligator, a bouncy ball, a clever clown and a dancing doll.”

As you can see, this game becomes a real memory challenge as you progress through the alphabet. Encourage players to think ahead and know what their words will be so the game moves quickly.

It’s a great game to play to pass the time on long, boring driving trips, plus children improve their vocabulary and memory.

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