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So I made some Game Files for travel! These would be great for a long car ride, airplane ride, or even if you have a home office and want to give your child their own filing cabinet to play while you get your work done. I tried to make them as a fun baby play activity, but also something that I could use when my children are a bit older too.
The first thing I did was locate some laminated folders for durability. I have both file folders and pocket folders. These I just made with file folders though.
The first game file I made was a gradient color, sensory game that has accompanying play questions for when my baby is older. Each square is both a different color and a different texture. I wrapped a square piece of cardboard in each fabric and then secured them with some hot glue. Finally, I put some velcro on the back of them and then velcro on the folder so they could be arranged.
Here is how I folded the fabric around the cardboard. (click anywhere but the pinterest button on the picture to enlarge).
The second file I made was all things that STRETCH!
- physical therapy band
- hair tie
- rubber bands
- pants elastic
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!