Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Printable Dino Play Mat

The traveling with kids fun continues today with this  super fun Dinosaur Play Mat. This mat gives a background for play with small dinosaurs. My girls absolutely love it, it was a fantastic electronic free road trip activity! 

You will need: 

  • The printable found at the end of this post
  • A laminator and laminating Sheets, I use this one and love it! 
  • a binder pouch to keep the dinosaurs in
  • small dinosaurs 
  • magnet tape for the back of the play mat
  • cookie sheet to play on (I bought mine at the dollar store)

Print the printable on a sturdy card stock, then laminate for extra durability. Add a couple of strips of magnetic tape to the back of the play mat to keep it from sliding around on the cookie sheet during play. I love magnetic tape because it lays so flat against the play mat.

You can use an old cookie sheet, but I found that the cookie sheets at the dollar store are actually the perfect size for regular size piece of paper. 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.

You will want small dinosaurs to play with on this mat, I found some at my local dollar store and the grocery store. You probably even already have some laying around your house.

I cannot recommend making these play mats enough! My daughter barely touched any electronics on our last car trip because she was so busy being creative! It was wonderful! Do you have any tricks for an electronics free car trip? 

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