One of my very creative mommy friends, Jenni (she was the one who created this gorgeous tree skirt this past Christmas), organized a "Busy Bag Swap" to take place later today. It's such a neat idea: a group of us moms are making busy bags (inexpensive, creative little crafts or games that can fit into a bag for our toddlers and preschoolers to play with) and then swapping them over a coffee & playdate so that we have 11 different bags! What a fun way to visit, get some interesting new activities for our kids, and craft.
I decided to put my graphic design skills to use, and I drew this mini road map that can easily fit into a bag for traveling with. I made a "city" and a "country" map, and I put those in a plastic bag with a little toy car.
Little C played with the mini car mats for a while today, so I think they were a success! I originally planned to have the city map on one side and the country map on the other (so there's just one piece of paper), but my four year old convinced me it was better to have them separate so that the car could visit both places easily. It made sense to me!
I'm sharing these miniature road map printables with you today - they're a free download just for you! All I ask is that in return, you share this blog post with your friends (use the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post if you wish).
You can print the map as one double sided sheet, or separate them - it's up to you (and your discerning toddler/preschooler)!
Click on the following link to download a free PDF of this Road Map Busy Bag Printable: Road Map Busy Bag Printable by The DIY Mommy
Next week, I'll share with you photos from our Busy Bag Swap and links to the creative busy bags all of the moms are making. I'm so excited to see what everyone is bringing!
I found this on Pinterest today. Perfect! I decided I desperately needed to make Quiet Boxes for "nap" time to keep my sanity. I successfully made one box for today, but will make 4 more tomorrow. These are perfect for my car loving, 3-year old son. Thank you!
That's such a good idea, Nicole! Quiet times are so important for a person's sanity, and having fun little activities for our little ones to do helps SO much. 🙂 I'm glad you found this useful!
Thank you for sharing this. It is exactly what I was looking for! : )
You're welcome, Karen! Thanks for your comment.
Thanks so much for sharing this! I have printed these off to use with some mini cars while traveling.
Amazing! Just what I was looking for!
Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Thanks & you're so welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog!
Thanks so much for creating and sharing this! I printed mine and laminated th today. Can't wait to see how my son likes it on our upcoming trip.
Thanks for using it! I hope your son enjoys it!
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Hi, I was looking for something like this to put in my operation Christmas Child boxes for boys. Are you ok with this use and if so may I share it with my Church group for this purpose? I would not print them for the others, just share the link with them.
Yes, no problem! Thanks!