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Name an animal. The next player has to think of another critter that starts with the last letter of the previous one. Keep going until someone gets stuck and can’t think of a new one—there are no repeats. You can also try this game with movie titles, girls’ or boys’ names, books, or any other category you can dream up.
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Read off the letters from a license plate you pass. Go in a circle and let every player think up a phrase with those letters. For example, GFT could turn into “glowing flower trees” or “gophers forget things.” The zanier, the better—your kids will crack up at the wacky expressions. Switch to another plate when everyone’s out of ideas. Here are more brain boosters you can do with your kids.