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.
How do you keep your kids busy without electronics on road trips?
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Masshole Mommy says
What a cute idea. Fun way to keep the kids busy!
Very creative! You can also print the board on adhesive paper and stick it to a metal sheet (hot plate, etc) and the magnets will stick to that!
WOW this is a great idea! I am always trying to find ways to invent fun on a road trip! I am trying to keep my kiddo from using the video games all the time. I Might try this!
Eva at Kid Minds says
I haven't introduced my kids to checkers yet, but I think it is a wonderful idea! We will try it now!
Heather Jones says
I have to totally admit, I don't keep them entertained without electronics. I fully engage in all things electronic on the road because I don't want to hear the screaming. But I do think this is a fun game for kids and I have a six year old so I'm sure he's ready to teach checkers too now as well.
alexandria waning says
thats a cute idea. i do not know how to play, but… i see cute magnets with the cookie sheet as a good traveling activity.
Savannah Pyron says
This is such a cute idea! It could be used for checkers and beyond. I'll have to keep this idea handy when I have kiddos someday!
Being able to store it all away is a must with car games. I know my kiddos would adore playing checkers!
Liz Mays says
I love a good game of checkers for sure. Having a printable one ready to grab is so smart!
We have only been on one road trip when my oldest was 3 years old. He was so cute he kept us entertained.
Denea Duran says
Such a cute idea! Im not sure when we will be able to take a road trip as a family but hopefully when we do I will have this handy! Thanks for sharing!
What a great idea! We take road trips between FL and MI and its hard to keep the preschooler entertained.