Hi again from Washington!
We’re loving the site seeing and family visits, but that trip home is just around the corner. And come Saturday, we’ll be breaking out our el cheapo Thrive-friendly travel games to keep those kids entertained all 14 hours.
But instead of spending money on travel games at the store, I cheated (and you can too!)
Want to make your own?
For these travel games you’ll need:
And a quick copy/paste from google of your favorite board games. I printed mine out back to back and then lamenated them for good messure.
This is so stinkin’ easy.
You can use any magnets you have on hand–circles, magnetic tape or even the cheapie magnets that come with the phone book–to both hold the game boards in place and make the game pieces.
Chutes and ladders + magnetic tape game pieces + regular dice instead of a spinner. The lip of the cookie sheet keeps the dice from rolling away.
Yahtzee is easy with laminated sheets, markers and dice.
Connect Four + circle magnets.
Monopoly with magnet tape used for markers …
… and houses and hotels.
Money is recorded on paper and real estate / community chest cards are kept in check with little pig tail rubber bands.
And everything stays neet and tidy in a little coupon organizer or zip lock bag.
And the best part (besides being practically free) is how quick clean up is: boards and games pieces store easily on the cookie sheet …
… and everything fits easily in the back of the seat.
Done and done.
So have fun making your own travel games for road trips or just around time.
Wish us fun on the drive home!