Daily Archives: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Travel with children: Custom coloring activity idea

  As friends talk about the issues of traveling with children, I am reminded of the travel kit I made for a four/five year old child because he and his dad were heading onto a very long airplane flight. Rather than just giving him some coloring books, paper, and crayons, knowing he’d soon be asking “what should I draw” or “may I have more paper,” I created play scenes for him — my own take-off on coloring and Colorforms®-like scene play. The idea: You and/or your child choose your own background and laminate (with a glossy, not matte laminate) it so it can be colored on with wipe-off crayons, wiped clean with any napkin or tissue, and used again.