Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Travel Activities

We had tons of fun on our trip to Disneyland. Before we left, I spent some time figuring out ways to make the long drive easier.  I found this great website. It has tons of activities to do in the car.  It also has printable activities like bingo games, scavenger hunts and a list of the states for the license plate game.  

I gathered supplies for each kid to have their own travel bag. Inside was a bag of treats, coloring books, crayons, a chalkboard and chalk and a plain notebook. They also added a couple books to read.  Mostly I used stuff we already had, but I did buy each of them a new coloring book. 

Here are the chalkboards I made for them using scraps. They measure 10" X 12".

I put flannel on the back so that they could play...

checkers with the travel checker board I made. (More details tomorrow)

or tic tac toe

or play with tangrams.

I printed off the tangram template here, and some tangram puzzles here. I traced the shapes onto felt and cut them out.

I hope this helps any of you who have a long trip in the future. 


  1. I LOVE the felt ideas. My daughter isn't quite ready for that, yet, but I'm pinning, 'cause she will be before too long.:) Thanks so much!

  2. They look nice. I'm not great at Tangrams (I wish my brain worked like that) at all, but what a great collection of ideas.

  3. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Crafty Moms Share!

  4. Absolutely fabulous!! Thanks for inspiring us!

  5. Rachel, these are great! We aren't going on vacation for a few months yet but I am going to pin this so I remember that I want to make them.

    Sierra @

  6. I love this!! I agree, thank you for the inspiration!! I'm a new follower too, you have some great stuff on your blog!

  7. These are such great travel tips! We are featuring this on Sassy Babies. Come on by and take a look. Thanks!