"What Came Before?" is a card game you can play with your child during summer outings. Each player, in turn, takes a card, reads the invention, and then tells what came before it. Players get 1 point for each thing they name. Prepare several game cards by writing a modern invention on each one.
Sample cards and answers include microwave oven (stove, fire), computer (typewriter, pencil), jet airplane (train, horse), TV (radio, newspaper).