DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray! Perfect For Sick Days On The Couch!

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray. Quick and easy project that is perfect for a travel activity in the car or for sick days on the couch. Great quiet time activity.

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My kids came home from school today telling tales of sick friends throwing up at school and colds being passed round and round. Tis the time of year for cold and flu germs to run rampant! Be prepared with this fun DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray for some fun quiet play when your kids are sick and laying on the couch. It also is fantastic for long car rides which are likely in your future with the coming holiday seasons!

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray. Quick and easy project that is perfect for a travel activity in the car or for sick days on the couch. Great quiet time activity.

Not only will you want to be prepared with some fun quiet time activities like this DIY finger puppet kit, but you’ll also want to make sure you have some all natural medicine on hand too. There is nothing worse than having a sick child in the middle of the night only to find you have no medicine on hand!

Maty's All Natural Children's Medicine

We love Maty’s Healthy Products all natural vapor rub and cough syrup. Their vapor rub doesn’t contain any phthalates, fragrances, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, preservatives, mineral oils, gluten or chemicals. Their cough syrup differs from traditional medicine because it is a whole food remedy.

Does your child run from a spoonful of medicine? One thing I love about Maty’s Healthy Products cough syrups is that since they are whole food remedies you can get creative with different ways to give it to your child. They’ll love pouring it on their pancakes or adding it to a warm cup of apple cider!

Maty’s Healthy Products cough syrup for children starts with real Buckwheat Honey which is one of the most antioxidant-rich honey produced in the United States. They add nine additional immune boosting ingredients to the honey to enhance your child’s natural healing power.

Maty’s Healthy Products all natural vapor rub helps relieve cough and congestion with soothing notes of wintergreen and peppermint. It provides nasal relief while strengthening your child’s immune system. Since their vapor rub is petroleum and paraben free, there are no worries about putting toxic substances on your child’s skin.

Keep these in your medicine cabinet so you’re ready when sickness strikes one of your children! You’ll also want to make this DIY magnetic chalkboard activity tray and have that ready to go for a sick day on the couch. I recommend keeping these stored away and only take them out for sick days or road trips so that the kids get really excited when they get to play with them!

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray. Quick and easy project that is perfect for a travel activity in the car or for sick days on the couch. Great quiet time activity.

To make the DIY magnetic chalkboard activity tray you will need a cheap cookie sheet. I found mine for $1 at Walmart! You’ll also need a can of chalkboard spray paint, some magnets, chalk and whatever else you like! I found some magnetic clips at Walmart too and those are perfect for holding papers in place while the kids color them. The magnetic letters are great for practicing letters and words.

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray. Quick and easy project that is perfect for a travel activity in the car or for sick days on the couch. Great quiet time activity.

Rough up your cookie sheet a little bit with steel wool before painting it. Follow the directions on the can of chalkboard spray paint. Paint your pan and allow to dry. It’s that easy! These are perfect lap trays for the kids. Not only are they great entertainment on the couch or in the car, but they also double as a tray to eat their meals on! Whether they are sick on the couch and eating crackers or they are in the car on a road trip, you can use these trays to help them easily eat their meal away from the table.

Find our favorite all natural Maty’s Healthy Products on their site or in stores like CVS. Follow Maty’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest for more great ideas!

Comments

  1. Allyson Becker says:

    Forget the kids. When I am sick, I need one of these.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    What a great way to make being home sick a little less boring 🙂 I love this idea.

  3. What a terrific idea. I needed one of these growing up. What a great way to stop the boredom.

  4. I am so loving this chalkboard activity tray! it is absolutely perfect for when my little ones are sick but still need some quiet activity ideas.

  5. Great idea! I’ve never thought about doing something like that before. It seems so easy too, bonus!

  6. This is a great idea! I have toddler twins that would put this too a lot of use!

  7. This craft is a great way to help keep kid busy during sick days. They can rest and yet have some fun at the same time.

  8. It’s here. Cold & flu season has begun, and two of my kids already have the sniffles. I need to make this quick.

  9. What a great idea. It turned out really cute.

  10. Fun and easy. Great idea!

  11. Such a great way to entertain kids when they’re sick in bed. This would be great for the car too, so kids can do something other than watch movies on a roadtrip.

  12. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Very cute idea for kids who are just starting to learn about ABCS or kids practicing spelling words.

  13. this is such a simple and great idea. this would be helpful for long car trips too. we love that maty’s rub. its smells so so good and is great for helping with congestion.

  14. What a great idea! Reading books is great and all but when you’re sick its still nice to be able to “do” something! I haven’t heard of Maty’s brand before. Must be a US thing?

  15. I’d pull it out just when they were sick so that it would be a special activity. It’s such a good idea!

  16. This is such a great idea! What a fun way to keep kids entertained when they are under the weather. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  17. Such a great project! I love your creativity! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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