Keep your kids entertained and happy on your next road trip with this simple road trip travel tray!
Kids Travel Tray
My kids are only 3.5 and 2 years old, and they don’t quite play most travel games yet, so in order to keep them busy on our road trips, I made them their own car seat travel tray!
I love these trays because they are fun and multi-functional. Pick up a few cookie sheets from the dollar store and I’ll show you a bunch of different kids travel tray options:
1. Coloring Travel Tray for Car
Grab a clamp magnet to hold a few coloring sheets. Depending on the size of your cookie sheets, you might have to trim the coloring pages down a bit. The crayon holder is a 3×5 notecard holder I picked up at Walmart. I just hot glued some magnets onto the back of the “crayon case” to help it stay put.
2. Chalkboard Kids Travel Tray
Spray paint your cookie sheets with Krylon Chalk Board paint. Let it try completely. Just as I did with the crayon holder, I glued magnets on the back of a small case to hold some chalk. I brought some soft rags to wipe them clean.
3. A Race Track For Cars Toddler Travel Tray
My little boy is in LOVE with cars, so this was a good option for him, I just colored the track on with chalk and brought along a few of his favorite cars to use.
4. Snack and Play Travel Tray
These travel trays help keep SOME of the mess off the floor!
5. Magnetic Travel Trays
Bring along number and letter magnets, paper doll magnets, laminated shapes to match, you name it! My kids are always playing with the magnets on the fridge, this just made it portable!
One of the best parts about these trays is that when you are done using them, you can just stack them up and slide them right under the seats!
Here are a few more travel ideas with think you’ll love –
- ULTIMATE Road Trip Printable Kit
- Road Trip Story Starters Printable
- Tic Tac printable labels.
- Roll of Quarters idea
- Tackle Box Snacks
I did this and for some reason the chalk is not working on the chalkboard paint. Did I do something wrong or miss a step? I just spray painted the cookie pans with the chalkboard paint and let them dry for a couple of days.
Oh I love it! It could be used so many other places too. Church, hotels, restaurants. Great great great.
oh my gosh! I did the same thing with one of my old cookie sheets last year! My 4 year old loves it! I have a regular sized one that is bigger than the dollar store ones, and it lays perfectly over their car seats. So much fun! It has saved us on so many occasions!
This is just adorable!
We always take cookie sheets in the car with us — love how they just slide under the seats, like you said!
Pinning this one!
Where did you get your magnets?
Super cool ideas here.
Loved the idea of using chalk paint.Multipurpose..my boy is in cars too and i think he will love racing the car around.I also loved the fact that you added magnet at the bottom of the crayon box it came in,one less thing buy,very resourceful.It will come handy in our 20 hr car trip in less then a month,we are having.
We featured this today! http://bit.ly/otQO6G Such a brilliant idea 🙂 Thank you!
We have a long trip planned the end of June, first of July with 5 kids. I’m collecting travel game/activity ideas and absolutely love this one! Thank you for sharing.
You’re a genius!
I absolutely love this idea! We are getting ready to drive to Arizona in July 1300 miles. This would be great for all 4 of my children. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
What a fantastic idea!!
This is a fabulous idea! I can see these being used every time we get in the car!
Okay it’s official.. you’re a genius!! And a mom-saver!! 😀
I LOVE this idea so much. My little man is 4 and is always SO bored in the car! Heading to the dollar store tonight!
I absolutely love this idea! Right now my children have a portable dvd player for road trips but this is definitely fun, creative and seems inexpensive! Thank you so much for sharing this! I love your blog 🙂
Brilliant Love it and sharing a link to this with my Facebook readers.
I love this! I am totally duplicating this for my kids before our road trip this summer. What fabulous ideas, and so easy to do. My daughter and son will love this, and so will mom and dad!
These are so cute and so creative!!!!