(map sourced here)
So when my husband and I had a reason to drive from Auckland to Wellington with 9 year son we decided that by car was a great way to share the beauty of our country.
That is when, at the last minute, I decided to put together a little activity sheet to do. It really was more of a ...take a photo of....style sheet that should keep him busy through the whole 7 - 8 hour trip.
I am pleased that this did exactly as I had hoped. One child happily snapped photos all the way down to Wellington. He observed and learned things he had never known before. It broke the trip up into manageable bites and sure helped him with his map reading skills.
I guess you would call this a success. I will have to post the photos when we can sit down to have a look at them.