Car, Train, Plane or Bus…Literacy Activities to go

March 1st, 2012 by Community Literacy Committee Leave a reply »

Avoid bored and cranky kids and the constant “Are we there yet?” with these great travel activities.

Spring break is fast approaching and with a two week break from school, many families will be traveling or looking for things to do together.  There are lots of literacy based activities that are fun for the whole family that can be taken with you where ever you go. Favorite travel games include: Licence Plate Bingo, Count the Cows,  I Spy an ABC, revolving story, or a on the go scavenger hunt.  These types of activities are a great way to keep your kids occupied and entertained for hours on end.

Check out these links for some ideas:

Alternatively, consider picking up an audio book that everyone can listen to.  Classic stories that your family might enjoy include:

  • Nanny McPhee Returns, White Fang and the Call of the Wild, Bless this Mouse, Elmo’s World, Curious George… the list goes on.

Free audio books can be found online:

Travel games and stories are a great ways to disconnect your child(ren) from the portable DVD player and have fun as a family.  An added plus is that ALL of the activities listed above involve some form of literacy and are acceptable activities for the Community Literacy Challenge.

Not sure what the Community Literacy Challenge is?  Then visit to learn more and to register.  Monthly prizes are awarded to regular bloggers, so sign up and get blogging!

Or to learn more about the Literacy Challenge, visit the Literacy Challenge webpage, read the rules, register, and explore literacy activities.  Questions? Contact Angie McLeod, Literacy Outreach Coordinator at 604 466 6275 or coordinator{at}



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