Are We There Yet?


  • Up to 30 minutes


  • Map with the area to be covered on a trip
  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil


  1. Provide your child with a map for the trip, making sure that it includes a mileage guide or other easy way to determine how much space on the map equals a mile.
  2. Trace the route you plan to take with a magic marker.
  3. During the trip, have your child follow the route and estimate the distance traveled.


  • Use a small notebook to keep track of the progress and review it at the end of each day.
  • Challenge your child to estimate distances between places, introducing the notion of scale.


Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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