Travel Trays For Kids to Play While On A Trip

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I made these trays last year at a MOPS meeting.  They’re small $1 store baking trays with scrapbook paper modge podged on top for decoration.   Last week I grabbed them out of the toy closet with a set of magnetic letters so I could work with little Turkey on his sight words during our long trip to visit family over the weekend. I realized they were the perfect size for the kids to use as lap trays while we drove. So I also grabbed some small puzzles, coloring books and Little People sets – things we normally don’t take on trips.

The trays worked so well I wish I had thought of them years ago when we were first traveling with our foster kids.  The raised edges kept crayons and puzzle pieces from falling off and the flat surface gave them room to work and play.  Dinner on the road was also less stressful :-)  We don’t have a portable DVD player, so I’ve always taken a bag of activities to keep the kids occupied with us on trips. These trays will allow them to have a better variety of things to do while we drive. That’s exciting for them and a quieter drive for Mom and Dad!

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This post was originally published on March 20th, 2012.


  1. S. Davis says:

    Hooray for new revelation!

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