Dry-erase Travel Books

Traveling with kids often involves long car rides, which almost always leads to bored kids. Creating travel books with dry erase pages was a great way to entertain the kids in the car and at home when they want a little activity.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Start by gathering your supplies. We used dry erase crayons instead of markers since they don't rub off on the kids hands and arms as they color, but either would work just fine. Page protector sheets should be clear plastic. Then I let the kids choose pages from their favorite coloring books (un-colored) you could also print activity pages, or create travel bingo pages.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We started by loading the page protectors with pages from the coloring books. We also added a blank piece of paper to serve as a blank canvas. My 5 year old liked making his own book just the way he wanted it.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then we loaded the pages into the 3 ring binder and added a plastic bag to the front of the book so the crayons could be easily stored. You could also store any other easy travel activities in the bag and they can use the binder as a hard surface to play on.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Then the books were ready for use. Both kids loved coloring in their books.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    When they were done coloring and wanted to start over they simply erased the crayons with the small cloth. The pages can be replaced over time when the kids want something new.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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