# Not so fast!

8 - 10 years

Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia.

It’s easy to make up travel games that merge in some literacy and numeracy practice. Here are a few to get you on the road.

• Licence Plate Lingo

Take the letters from a licence plate

Think of a word that includes all the letters

Score one point if the letters are in a different order to the licence plate, and two points if they're in the same order.

Example: if the plate is ABC123:

cab, back and Cuba score one point

abacus and anti-bacterial score two points.

Choose two random letters

Spot signs that feature those two letters.
• Cool Cars is a great way to expand vocabulary:

Pick a vehicle

Think of two adjectives to describe the vehicle itself

Then two adverbs to describe how it is moving.
• Guess the Part

Choose a part of the car and describe what it does (without naming it)

See if the other person can name it.

Example: You use it to make the car turn. (Answer: steering wheel)
• Mega Numbers practices large numbers and number order

Take the numbers from a license plate or a sign

Reorder the digits to make the largest number possible.

Example: JK3916 becomes 9631
• Sign Sum Challenge

Pick a number that you see on a sign

Take turns to make sums that equal that number.

Example: if the number is 80, the sums could be 79 + 1, or 100 – 20, or 150 – 70, or 8 x 10, or 160 ÷ 2.

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