Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Remembering Rhymes -

- - do snippets of nursery rhymes ever float into your head when you least expect them to? They do mine and today I found myself thinking back again to times in our campervan. If you have ever had one you will know that the VW Camper really rather "plodded" along rather than zipped by - so getting to most destinations always took some considerable time. With children in the back I am sure you guess that keeping them entertained was a rather important part of our travel! One of the games we played was - see how many nursery rhymes you could remember. We all had to take turns and no one could repeat one that we had already sung! Oh how funny it was  - the Artisan was hopeless - well his children thought he was - because he always got the words wrong (deliberately? you ask - No he genuinely didn't know the words!) - and as for me - they would never let me finish mine! They always said I knew too many :(
I don't actually know how many such rhymes there are - but we did once get to a 100 before the game palled and we moved on to I love my Love with an A - - - but that's another story.

How do you entertain yourselves whilst travelling? And how many nursery rhymes can you remember?

Thanks for stopping by
'til later

Bannaghtyn, J x


  1. 100!!!! I am hugely impressed, I don't know how many I remember but am sure it is not a fraction of 100. We played 20 questions, I Spy, License Tag Race, Auto Bingo and on our long road trips we listned to books on tape and the boys watched movies.

  2. Oh boy, 100, really? That's impressive:) we played I Spy, sang "there was an old lady who swallowed a fly", "100 bottles of beer on the wall" (maybe not so child friendly-but hey, I turned out ok, lol!). We also had the electronic game called Simon which drove my dad mad about 10 miles into the trip!

  3. I think my husband would like to buy a VW camper for his retirement. he's already a bit of a caravan fan.

    We used to entertain ourselves with Girl Guide campfire songs as we travelled

  4. I don't think I know 100 Nursery Rhymes! It was'I-spy' and counting trucks for us!
    Alison xx

  5. I certainly wouldn't know as many as you, i think! We used to play counting/word games ... and tell stories taking a line at a time each.


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