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DIY Magnetic Activities for Travel

This blog article was originally posted on my first blog In Our Pond.  I started out trying to put all my travel content on my homeschooling blog, but it grew to be too big.  So, I'm moving all the road trip stuff over here!  It'll probably take me a while to move all the posts, but I'll also be posting new content on here as well.  In Our Pond will now be exclusively for homeschooling and parenting content, while this blog (Party Through the USA) is for all the family travel posts.  Check them both out!

It may be only February.  Snow may still be covering the ground.  But, I'm dreaming of SUMMER!!!

I have 3 kids, who all want to do fun things while in the car.  I've been collecting round-ups of ideas (come back every Tuesday for more!) and am pleased to share a bunch of MAGNETIC ideas with you today!

LIABILITY CLAUSE- Magnets can be dangerous when ingested.  Only give them to children who are old enough not to eat them.  You're the parent- so be smart about what you make for your kids.

I love this idea of combining a Lego challenge with a travel activity.  The little tins are magnetic and hold the pieces for the 20+ ideas.  You could hand each kid a tin and then draw out a card for a contest or bind the cards together into a booklet of activities for each child.  You could also glue a Lego board to make the building easier.  Or, put button magnets on the back of the boards to keep the tray interchangeable between activities.

Tangrams are a popular travel activity.  This set of tangrams uses a plastic classroom set and adds magnets to the back.  The patterns are printed from a puzzle website.

Dollar Store puzzle plus magnets equals a super simple road trip activity.  Mom win!

The blogger who made this bottle promises that it won't rust!  As long as you can trust your child can be trusted not to pry the magnet out of the wand, this is probably a good activity for toddlers.  Be sure to seal the bottle with glue to make it harder for them to open the bottle.  Of course, adult supervision is always best.

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