Sometimes we have to get creative when it comes to entertaining our kids in the car, but that doesn’t mean we have to spend a small fortune on toys and activities. So before your next long road trip or short drive on a few errands, don’t leave home before you grab an inexpensive cookie sheet and a few games and activities. It may sound crazy but you’ll love these ideas for instant fun with a few things you already have around the house.
1. The Perfect Coloring Surface – If your kids love to color, then you have to try this trick with a cookie sheet! Start by packing up small coloring books or coloring sheets as well as crayons and makers, and give your kids the cookie sheet as a flat surface to doodle and draw.
2. Puzzles for the Longer Car Rides – Grab a few puzzles from the Dollar Store. Stay away from the really difficult puzzles, just grab the ones with just a few pieces. Attach magnetic strips from the craft store to the back of the pieces. Put the pieces in a plastic baggie and pass them back to your kids with the cookie sheet. The magnetic strips let your kids put all the pieces on the cookie sheet and they have a flat surface to work!