Waiting… waiting… waiting.
There is seems to be a lot of waiting in the life of my smallest child at the moment.
Waiting for his siblings dance class to end, waiting for the school bus to come, waiting for pizza to be ready, waiting till we get to Nanny’s house. So much waiting!
And waiting is a lot more bearable when you have something fun to do, so let’s come up with some fun things to do!
Let’s make an easy DIY wipe clean activity board and some fun activity pages.
This DIY wipe clean activity board couldn’t be easier to make and it’s the perfect travel sized dry erase board!
To make your own wipe clean activity board you’ll need:
- A clipboard, or a hard board and a bulldog clip
- A clear laminating pouch
- A laminator
Simply feed the empty laminating pouch into the laminator to make a clear plastic sheet. Then clip the clear sheet to the clipboard and you are done.
Grabs some dry-erase markers or crayons to use and something to clean off the board. We glued a pom-pom to the cap of one of our markers, but a wipe or a piece of material work well to clean off the board too.
You can just slip a sheet of plain paper under the plastic to turn it into a whiteboard, or use one of our free printable activity sheets.
We made four classic paper and pen games into reusable activity sheets. There is good old tic tac toe, hangman, a dots and lines game (I call this game ‘paddocks’), and a fun maze race – start at either side and see who gets to the star first!
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
What else can you use with this wipe clean activity board?
As well as these fun and simple activities you can also use this simple DIY wipe clean activity board with lots of our other printables.
Why not try it with one of these…
- Drawing prompts
- Fun writing prompts
- Outdoor find and colour activity page
- Summer find and colour activity page
- Playdough mats
- Build a droid
- Pattern pages
- Alphabet pages
- Drawing challenge cards
- Comic book templates.
You can see how simple this wipe clean activity board is to put together, and use, in this fun video…
And now when my boy has to wait, at least we have something fun to do!
How do you keep your kids happy while you wait?
With so much whining… ahem… I mean waiting I am always on the lookout for simple, fun, ideas we can do in the car or quietly in a waiting room. If you’ve got some great ideas I’d love you to share them with me!
Leave a comment below and let me know how you manage the waiting!