Monday, June 8, 2015

Easy Travel Checkers with Printable Game Board

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
 As with all of the other posts in our Travel with Kids series, this game is designed to be played on a dollar store cookie sheet. I spray painted mine turquoise and added glitter, but it isn't necessary. Print the checkerboard on cardstock and then laminate for extra durability. I laminate everything at home with this laminator and I absolutely love it! So easy.

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 mapocean play matfarm 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

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