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Simple Travel Activity

Simple Travel Activity


This activity works for me for a long car ride or a long wait.

Use a piece of sand paper (8 1/2 X 11) and yarn (different lengths) to create different designs/pictures on the sandpaper. The yarn sticks to the sandpaper, but you do have to press it down. I cut the yarn in different lengths ahead of time and put them in a small bag.

To make this into a file folder activity/lapbook, staple the sandpaper to the front of a manilla folder (staple the folder shut on 3 sides) and inside the folder keep three bags for yarn (short pieces, medium pieces, and large pieces). This will keep your activity organized and cut down on the yarn that spreads out around the car or waiting room. This is a great activity to add to a Busy Bag!

The Activity Mom

Tuesday 4th of October 2011

Julie,It's not as strong of a hold like velcro or something like that would be. If you lift it up, the yarn usually falls off, but tilted up a little bit on a clipboard or your child's lap should work. Now I'm wondering how a large square of velcro would work instead of the sand paper.....


Tuesday 4th of October 2011

I tried this but my yarn is all squiggly and won't stay put on the sandpaper, even though I bought the coarsest sandpaper available and washed/dried the yarn pieces to make them "fuzzier." any ideas on how to make it work better?

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

Monday 13th of June 2011

now you are making me wonder what else will stick to sandpaper.... I see felt, yarn and cotton balls in my future. Thanks for the great ideas.


Sunday 6th of September 2009

Another great mommy blog - what am I to do!? Oh, where is the time! Seriously, you have a lot of neat activities! I love this one and will try it for sure! *Ü*


Tuesday 1st of September 2009

What a great ideas! Thanks