If you have kids that are toddler age or older, you know firsthand that long trips in the car can be stressful. Kids in car seats or boosters get antsy fast, and there’s not a whole lot you can do when you’re only halfway to your destination. Activities for the car are a must, but you also don’t want to cram it full with toys for your long trip. Sure, you can hook up the DVD player and let them watch movies the whole time, but most of us would rather not. It’s time to get creative! Luckily, for us, Pinterest is full of creative people, so you don’t have to come up with anything new! We’re going to show you a great list of simple activities that can all be done on a cookie sheet. That’s right, a simple cookie sheet that you can find at the dollar store! So get ready for your vacation with confidence, because these activities are going to keep everyone happy on the way to grandmas house.
1. Rainbow Pom Poms
This integrates two toddler favs: pom poms and bright colors! You will need some printables, pom poms and magnets. Cut and glue small magnet pieces to the bottom of a bunch of rainbow colored pom poms. Then take your printables (laminate them if you can, to make sure they stand the test of time!), place it on the cookie sheet and show your little ones how to match up the pom poms. Instant activity!
Head over to SewFantastic.blogspot.ca to get your own copy of this printable, and several others for this awesome activity!
2. Paper Dolls
Paper dolls have been around forever, and I fondly remember playing with them when I was a little girl. But I also remember them getting torn and crumpled quite easily. Magnetic paper dolls overcome both of those obstacles and are perfect for cookie sheet play. They don’t take up much space and are great for hours of enjoyment!
My daughter loves to color and rarely turns away at the sight of a crayon. Coloring is a great activity and one you can now take in the car, thanks to a cookie sheet! Simply use the cookie sheet as a desk and your kids will have a great surface to color on.
PlaydateCrashers.com has 7 other cookie sheet activity ideas that you’ll want to check out!