Magnetic pieces are not intended for children under three.
I feel that I should start with that warning first, in good conscience!
Check the magnetic game listing here!
I'm so very excited about my new idea. I know I'm doing it at the end of the summer travel season, but we have a long trip coming up Labor Day weekend and I was aiming for that. Plus, we travel year-round so the summer travel season slipped my mind.
After seeing ideas here and there for magnetic cookie sheet games I decided to make my own version. After some brainstorming and hunting down the supplies, I put together a little magnetic game set with nine different activities!
All the activities fit into a small pouch and the magnetic tray is 8 inches by 10 inches - the perfect size to fit on little laps in car seats.
The version I made for my kids includes a mini felt face, a sandpaper and yarn activity, a set of colorful ABC magnets, a photo puzzle, food photos on glass gem magnets, a sparkly and fuzzy tic tac toe game, a half-and-half animal matching game, tangrams, and magnetic foam people and animal and dinosaur figures. Finally, the magnetic tray is also a chalkboard to draw and write on! You can fill a lot of car time with nine different activities. I think a lot of creative play will happen when all the game pieces get mixed together, too.
Though I was hiding it for a big reveal on our long trip, the kids found it and had fun playing with all the great pieces. I know it is going to be a favorite activity for them.
Though it took a considerable amount of time, the game was fun to make and I thought I would try to sell it on our Etsy (chirp, chirp) shop. I only have one magnetic game set listed right now (here) but I am willing to make them to order. Check out our shop and let me know what you think!