We’ve been a little adventurous lately while spending time along the Mediterranean and what we enjoyed, as a family, was guessing the various codes you can pick up from the license plates of the cars zooming down the highways and village roads! I know we have a similar road trip game in the United States, where you look for license plates from various states and the kids guess the state, but down in Texas … it isn’t as much a challenge because it is not common to find other states cruising often because heck – we’re literally a state bigger than the entire country of France! Whereas, perhaps up north, like New York, it is probably more common to have multi-state vehicles next to you.
But, we brought this game full throttle when driving from France to Spain! This is a super fun, and educational activity, where everyone (perhaps except the driver) looks at the license plates of the cars, and:
- Level 1: Try to identify what country the car is from.
- Level 2: Try to identify the region of the country the car is licensed to.
- Level 3: If you really want to get your geek on with this game, try to determine if the vehicle is up to certifications and safety standards!
Need the answers? Here is a quick link to the Wikipedia page offering you all of the answers you need: European License Plate Wikipedia. Also, check out a blog completely dedicated to this subject: European License Plates Blog
AND … If you just had WAY to much fun with this and want a cute reminder to this family fun affair, perhaps you should consider getting a European license plate made for the state you live in the U.S.A.: Click Here
Happy road tripping! – XOXO, Bridgette