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Travel Board Activity

Great for preschool, daycare, school age after school program or camp.

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3-12 years


  • Clipboard
  • Modge Podge
  • Magazines or Stickers
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors

Learning Outcomes

  • Fine Motor
  • Creative Learning
  • Design Skills

Activity Prep:

Step 1: Prepare all materials out on the work surface

Step 2: Set out one clipboard per child

Step 3: Encourage the children to be creative in designing their activity travel board.

Step 4: Show the students how to seal their finished design with a layer of modge podge

Activity Instructions:

Introduce the activity with the following instructions:
“Today we are going to make an activity board. This is a board you can use to play games or do activities as you travel in the car this summer. To decorate your board you can use pictures from magazines, stickers, markers, or anything else you can think of. Be creative and have fun making it your own!”  (Once the board is complete show them how to paint a layer of modge podge overtop to seal their decorations on).


Ages 3-5:
This activity works fine for this age group, but I would suggest using stickers for decorations. Also doing their name in stickers is an educational way to personalize their board. Great for word and letter recognition.

Ages 5 and up:
Magazines for this age group work great. Try to have parents bring old ones from home and look through them to remove any inappropriate images beforehand.

Learning Questions

1. What family car trips this summer could you use your activity board for?
2. Tell us about the favorite road trip you have ever taken?
3. Tell us about a road trip you would like to take in the future?

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