Kids Games | The License Plate Game

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The License Plate Game

This classic game is a staple of all road trips, and it has a few variations.  The easiest version is to ask kids to look for letters of the alphabet, one letter at a time.  They can get the letters from road signs, billboards, and, of course, license plates.  When someone finds “A,” everyone moves on to “B” and so forth.  License plates come in handy for tricky letters like Q, X, and Z! 

A variation of this game for older kids is to try to spot license plates from every state in the U.S. (excepting Hawaii and possibly Alaska).  For younger kids, print out a map of the U.S. and let your child color in the states as you spot license plates from each one.  Keep these maps over various road trips and see if you can get them all filled in. 

Yet another variation involves making up sayings to go with the letters on license plates.  RGF might be “really good Friday” or “rabbits go frolic.”  And you can watch for different collections of numbers, like numbers all in a row (4, 5, 6) or groups of three of the same number (3, 3, 3) on one plate.