Over the last little while, I have been teaching my 6-year-old to play checkers. She loves to play games with me and I knew it was something that could keep her occupied for long periods of time on our road trip, I just needed a way for us to be able to pass the game board back and forth between the front and back seats. I picked up a small checkers set from the dollar store, thinking I could just add magnets to the back of the game board, but it was WAY too big for the cookie sheet, so I created my own that is big enough for the game piece but small enough for a dollar store cookie sheet.
For your Travel Checkers You will Need:
- A set of checkers from the dollar store
- button size magnets
- hot glue
- the printable checkerboard found at the end of the post
- a way to laminate
- a binder pouch to keep the checkers in
- a dollar store cookie sheet
Hot glue a magnet on the king side of each of the checker pieces. The magnets should be strong enough to let you flip them over magnet side up if you need a king piece.
I store all of the pieces, including dry erase markers in a binder pouch in my travel basket of games. You can find my other play mats here including a free printable car map, ocean play mat, farm play mat and silly face mustache board.
How do you keep your kids busy without electronics on road trips?
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Printable Travel Checker Board