* What you'll need: 3 or more kids
* What to do: Have the first child whisper a short story to the second child, then have the second child whisper it to the third child, and so on. Have the last child repeat what was said out loud so that everyone can hear. The kids will probably find that most of the original story was "lost in translation" when repeated from person to person. You can use this opportunity to talk to your kids about gossiping or taking accurate phone messages. To raise the stakes, add a distraction by turning up Radio Disney in the background.
License Plate Bingo
* What you'll need: Scrap of paper, pen or pencil
* What to do: Have your child write the letters of the alphabet on the piece of paper. Then find the letters on the license plates of passing cars and cross them off the list. Once all 26 letters have been found, he or she yells "Bingo!" To make it more challenging for older children, have them find and cross off the letters in sequence.
* What you'll need: Imagination
* What to do: Imagine a problem situation in which your child would need to weigh different sides of a question or decide on an action to take. Use this opportunity to talk about different options and the results of their decisions.