Building blocks occupy my kids for hour. Between the forts and castles, I can hand them a bucket of blocks and they will have a great afternoon. I began to wish I could bring a box of blocks on our road trip with us because it occupied them for so long. I came up with the next best things, these magnetic building shapes that let your kids build and play, all on a flat surface.
You will need:
- The printable found here
- A laminator and laminating Sheets, I use this one and love it!
- a binder pouch to keep the shapes in
- magnet tape for the back of the play mat
- cookie sheet to play on (I bought mine at the dollar store)
You can use an old cookie sheet, but I found that the cookie sheets at the dollar store are actually the perfect size to fit on a little kid's lap. I bought a dollar cookie sheet and then spray painted it turquoise, while the paint was still wet, I threw pink glitter on the cookie sheet. I actually painted this cookie sheet more than 4 years ago and it has held up really well!
You can find my Road Trip Sanity Savers here, My Ocean Play Mat here, My Farm Play Mat here and my Car Play Mat here.
What activities do your kids bring on road trips?