March 16, 2009

Bored in the Car – Part One

Posted by at 7:41 am in Games, Reads | Permalink

“Are we there yet?”
“How much longer will it be?”
“It feels like we’ve been driving forever!”

Do these phrases sound just all too familiar? Whether you’ve heard them in a movie or television show or you’ve verbalized them yourself, I’m sure we’ve all experienced the car trips that just never seem to end. I personally know that I used to constantly torture my parents by uttering these dreadful phrases, which would often get these replies: “It won’t be too much longer.” “Enough with the whining.” Or “We get there when we get there!”

Often times I had a couple trusty books to tide me over, but during hot and sunny days, I’d find myself getting a headache from reading in the car. If this happens to you as well, or if you get to a point where you’ve finished all of your books, then I have the perfect top five list for you!

The Top Five Boredom Busters for the Car! (Or anywhere else you find yourself bored.)

Funny Cryptograms_8538357Funny Cryptograms by Shawn Kennedy

  • More than 400 brain-jogging puzzles!
  • Become an expert cryptographer with a crash course that includes helpful tips.
  • You’ll uncover messages provided by comedy greats, authors, political figures, and more!
  • Each puzzle provides a chart of hints.

Trivial Pursuit for Kids Crosswords_24299249Trivial Pursuit for Kids Crosswords by Trip Payne

  • Features 40 crosswords.
  • Each crossword has questions taken from actual Trivial Pursuit for Kids games.
  • You’ll be on your way to knowing facts up the whazoo!

SpongeBob SquarePants Mad Libs_11377020SpongeBob SquarePants Mad Libs by Roger Price

  • Silly becomes even sillier with these adventures!
  • It’s easy as (fill in the blank)!
  • Get ready to laugh your pants off!

Palm Reading for Beginners_19388405.JPGPalm Reading for Beginners: Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand by Richard Webster

  • A cool book that can tell you about a person’s past, present, and future if you just look at the flexibility, shape, color, and other attributes of their hands and fingers.
  • Analyze palms easily with 40 clear illustrations that indicate all of the lines and shapes and where you’ll find them on the hand, plus examples from real palms and palm readers.
  • Try it out on yourself, your parents, your siblings, and even your friends!

Great Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles_11622493Great Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles: Mini-Mysteries for You to Solve by Jim Sukach and Lucy Corvino

  • Move over, Sherlock Holmes! Now YOU are on the case.
  • Test your detective skills with various crime puzzles. Try to figure out the clues and codes, interview suspects for alibis, take note of strange stories, and examine other evidence in order find the answers behind these mysteries.

If you liked those suggestions, then stay tuned next for another five boredom busters! The car rides will never be the same.

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

  1. Songheart

    Luckily I don’t get sick(if its a short ride) but if its a really LONG ride then I get sick.
    Maybe you should wait a while and maybe when your half there you read and maybe you won’t get sick…
    I get airsick if I eat airplane food :(

  2. Crystal

    I know, I get sick in the car too! :( Luckily, though, I now have an MP3, which I download audiobooks on to listen to! :)

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