License Plate Travel Game
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that License Plate Travel Game turns the old informal road trip game into more of a competition, complete with score-keeping. Players try to spot license plates from different states, as well as different license plates from within the same state. The first person to spot a license plate from a new state earns two points, and players who spot a different license plate for an already-spotted state earn one point.
What kids can learn
- cultural understanding
Engagement, Approach, Support
Combines road trips and technology to provide fun opportunities for families to interact.
With images of many different license plates for each state, as well as score-keeping and the ability to save games from previous trips, this a top choice for road trip games.
The results are saved so games can continue over many trips. The entire game is a sort of extension activity that blends digital technology with noticing your real-life surroundings.
What's it about?
At the start of the game -- which would likely be at the start of a road trip -- players enter a trip name, start date, and their own names (or team names). When a player spots a particular license plate, they choose the matching state plate from images on the app, and enter that they saw it to get points (two for a plate from a state not yet seen, and one for a plate from a state that someone has already seen at least one other plate from). The results are saved so games can continue over many trips.
Is it any good?
The multiplayer LICENSE PLATE TRAVEL GAME drives home the idea that road trips and technology can provide fun opportunities for families to interact. With images of many different license plates for each state, as well as score-keeping and the ability to save games from previous trips, this a top choice for road trip games.
Families can talk about...
Share a fun fact that you know with your kid about each state when they find one of its license plates.
Encourage kids to design their own license plate for your state. Ask, "What can you put on it to represent something unique about where we live?"