We are about to embark on a 14hr+ road trip on June 1st...
and I have 4 littles to tow along with me. (Did I mention that my husband isn't able to drive with me? He flies down a couple days later to meet up with us...)
So, I have been wracking my brain for some fun activities for the kids to do in the car. I also like to make a couple of them just because I'm like that and it usually saves me $$. Here's what I came up with for my toddler:
a Magnetic Alphabet Matching Game
I purchased a pizza pan at the Dollar Tree for um, a dollar.
Purchased heart shaped wooden discs at Michaels for $2.99 and a role of magnetic "tape" for $1 as well. Total spent=$5. If you have the plastic alphabet set that you can for a buck at Walmart/Dollar Tree, then should only cost you a buck or so for the pizza pan. I would recomend simply buying a new pan since they're so cheap.
I used a sharpie marker and just wrote out the alphabet randomly on the pan.
I then wrote out the alphabet on the wooden discs. Cut small pieces of magnetic tape and apply them to the backs of the discs. You CAN apply a bit of hot glue or E6000 for added strength. I tried glue and no glue. They are all holding still after a week.
I'll be back soon to share a magnetic paper doll set I just finished this morning! The littles in this family are getting super excited for vacation!