We’ve been playing this for years in our family……following the grand tradition of car trips with the Aulds. Four siblings would be vying for the first “spotting” of cat/dog/cow/kangaroo (sign OK) etc…all for a few cents a find! A car trip full of peace and quiet was well worth the price of a few coins.

Here’s the Getaway Spotto – tried and true by Sid and Judy’s grandkids… (simply print off or ask for your copy on your way home from us)

Rainbow Beach to Gympie/Maryborough

  • surfboard on a car
  • police car
  • boat
  • brumbies (extra if live)
  • fire station
  • windmill
  • campervan
  • friesian cow
  • playground
  • tractor

Gympie to Landsborough turn off

  • train
  • Aussie flag
  • star
  • 100 speed sign (this will frustrate them!)
  • caravan
  • digger
  • P plate driver
  • camera
  • horseshoe
  • HiWay 1 sign

Landsborough turn off, Sunshine Coast to Brisbane

  • strawberry
  • motorbike
  • aeroplane
  • bicycle (double coin if person on it)
  • red truck
  • purple car
  • ute with a big sticker
  • chicken
  • for sale sign
  • kangaroo

BIG BONUS – if you spot a dog!

Even littlies can join in – and often have a better view, start with 5 at a time. You can spot any version: live/drawings/signs/images of the item. Adults may like to team up with the youngest in the car for fairer odds. Never mind if no one spots the item, just leave it on the table. It is great for memory retention and visual acuity, but most of all it is fun. Not good if you have some sleeping (can be noisy!) and if you have seriously competitive children you can divide the list up so only each of them can spot certain allotted ones.

You’ll be ready for a break (or have arrived at your destination) after these are done. Let us know how it went for you – or if you can recommend additions for future lists. Happy spotting!

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