Travel Bingo Game: This board game can be bought, but you can make it cheaply yourselves. The square board consists of a bingo-sized grid and in each square of the grid, a picture of something seen along the roadside. It is easy to fitness evolution drawings of road signs on the Internet and print them out on label paper to cut and stick onto the game boards. Pictures of animals and pictures of buildings, vehicles, or popular fast-food chains can also go on the laminated game board. Then each child uses stickers to mark the things they see along the trip, until someone yells “Bingo”.
Maybe your child isn’t into the cowboy look. Another inexpensive look may be a Wizard with a long cloak, pointy hat and fake beard. Cloth can be found at any inexpensive thrift store or fabric store for just a few dollars a yard. A piece of poster board rolled into a cone shape and covered in fabric would work nicely for a Wizard cap, and wouldn’t be too heavy on the child’s head. A clean, dry, stringy mop head would give the perfect look for a Wizard’s beard. If you choose to add a wand, a yard stick will do. You may also be able to find a small plastic one from a toy store in your location.
After the 1840’s, when the industrial revolution was well on its way, stores didn’t need to rely on local craftsmen. Areas that didn’t have a particular craft produced by a local, could still offer those items.
Shopping Malls almost Always have some kind of shopping spree going on. Easiest way is to phone the mall (look up in your phonebook), and ask them if they have any special promotions going on this month. On top of that — quite frequently there will be vendors within the mall (ESPECIALLY Christmas time!) offering some kind of sweepstakes. (I.e., win a car, win a gift bag, etc, etc!) So definitely worth checking out!