My family will be spending a good amount of time traveling this summer, so I’ve been researching ideas for keeping the kids happy in the car, airplane, at dinner, etc.
The first project I prepared is this cookie sheet magnet board. I had a bunch of these wooden figures (animals, bugs, nature, etc.) on hand as wells as some magnets. I just hot glued the magnets to the back of the wooden figures and placed them on a cheap cookie sheet. I purchase a set of three at WalMart for about $5. I’m going to hide it away and only bring it in the car when we have a long trip ahead of us.
The best part of the cookie sheet idea is that they can be used for many purposes such as magnet board, dinner/lunch tray, a hard surface for coloring, etc. I’m going to spray paint two of these cookie sheets with chalkboard paint and the kids will use them as mini chalk-boards. I will definitely keep a pair of these cookie sheets in our car for long road trips.
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Time: 10 minutes. This was a really fast project.