USA TODAY and the Smithsonian Institution have partnered to create a summer road trip-themed learning guide packed full of games, puzzles, recipes and other activities alongside features about items in the Smithsonian’s collection. It's primarily for students ages 6-12, but fun for anyone.
Some of the interactive and educational features:Learn about a biplane from the National Air & Space Museum, then make your own from a paper towel roll and other household items. From the National Museum of American History’s recipe collection, cook Louisiana-inspired red beans and rice. Read about migratory birds from the National Museum of Natural History – and build your own binoculars. Unscramble letters to learn about marshland creatures. Document the journey with a postcard to a friend and design the stamp. Some of the activities are in English and Spanish to support bilingual readers.
View and download the learning guide: http://s.si.edu/SummerRoadtrip