6.20.2011

Summer Road Trip

Summer vacation is a great time for hitting the road to go explore a new place. Vacation planning is a fun way to reinforce geography skills.  Let kids prepare for the trip by visiting Roadside America to find odd roadside attractions you are going to pass along the way
The planning stage is also perfect for using math skills to plan the gasoline budget using AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report and Fuel Cost Calculator.
AAA
Chart-reading skills are important for all core subject areas, and AAA's gasoline guide is full of them.  Students can compare prices by region or state, compare the current average price to last year's, or compare fuel efficiency of different car models.
If you're up against a looong stretch of road between site-seeing breaks, keep boredom at bay with a little preparation.  Visit Lil Sugar for printable license plate BINGO cards and other activities.
  
Then visit The Whimsical Fig where you can get more free printable car games like this alphabet game record-keeper.

Road trips are also the perfect occasion for enjoying an audio book.  Visit Books Should Be Free where you can access bunches of free audio books like The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.

What are your favorite road trip highlights and boredom busters?

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