Guessing someone's age has been a very popular game and can still amaze the person whose age has been guessed correctly. Here's how you do it:
- Ask the person, whose age you are guessing to multiply his age with 5.
- Add 5 to this new number
- Mulitply this by 2
- Add another 5 to it
- Multiply by 10
- Ask him for the grand total
- Subtract 87 from the grand total
- Remove the last 2 digits from the above number.
- The number you've got is the person's age. Isn't it quite magical!
This is a game which I usually play with my 7 year old daughter whenever
we are in the car. With the local Hindi/English FM radiostation full
blast most of the time, we begin by guessing the song, singer, film
etc..The number of points increase as more details are provided
regarding that particular song. It not only keeps one informed of the
latest on the music scene but also makes the car journeys more
interesting and fun-filled.
Ritu Sainani- Assorted Fun Goodies
Guess- Let your child think of a number between a stated range of numbers. You try to guess the number by asking questions. Here's how it is played:
Child: I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100.
You: Is it more than 50?
You: Is it an even number?
You: Can you divide this number into three equal parts? And so forth. After you have guessed the number, let your child guess a number that you are thinking of by asking similar questions.
License Plate-You call out the number on a license plate and see who can add up the numbers correctly. Another license plate game is to copy down the number on the plate. Ignore any letters and read the number out loud, for example: M663218 would be six hundred sixty-three thousand, two hundred eighteen. Yet another license plate game is to record the different names of states seen on plates. Figure out what state name was noticed the most, which one had the fewest sightings, then draw a chart or graph to display the findings.
Are we there yet?- Try grappling with the 'Are we there yet?' questions with a little diversionary questioning of your own. Ask your child questions about how far you're traveling. Yards? Miles? Kilometers maybe? How fast are you going? If it's 3.15 now, and it takes you two hours to get there, what time will you arrive? How far have you traveled etc.
Alphabet Towns- The game starts with one person mentioning a town that begins with the letter 'A' and the next person continues by naming a town that begins with 'B' etc. If you have little kids with limited geographical knowledge they can also use the names of states. Another twist is to then guess what state or country the town is in. Another way is to ask the second person to name a town, city, etc, with the last letter of the previous person's answer.
Alphabet Sentence - First person makes up a sentence with a word starting with the letter 'A'. For example, "the alligator went in the river". The next person has to use the same word starting with 'A' in a sentence with another word which starts with the letter 'B' word and has to try to continue the story. Thus, "the alligator tried to sneak up on a bird." The game progresses with each the successive alphabets.
Alphabet Name- Start with the letter 'A' or randomly pick a letter. Or you could use the letters that are the first letter of the names of everyone in the car. Everyone has to name one thing in a category that begins with that letter. Categories could include: Animal, Food, Plants, First names, cities/countries, objects.
Find a color- A Colour is selected and then everyone tries to find five things that are of that colour.
Reciting alphabets- Each person recites the alphabet forward (younger players) or backwards (older players) while being timed. Fastest person with no errors wins.