This is a great idea for travel or those times when kids have to wait somewhere with you…and you want to bring something little for them to play with.
Print out a paper play mat, grab a small toy and put it all in a zip lock bag or pencil case. Throw it in your bag so you have something on hand.
Printable Play Mat: Road
The roads connect, so print out just one or as many as you can and join them with tape. Printable here.
Printable Play Mat: Garden
Use with blocks, cardboard houses, and this can be joined with
- Shoe box homes
- Matchbox cars and small toys
- Fence blocks
- Mix and match and put them together
Cristal @ Dapple DesignMarch 26, 2015 at 5:04 am
I just stumbled across your blog via a play dough recipe from Pinterest and have enjoyed looking around. I printed these play mats, slipped them into sheet protectors and plopped the play dough on top. My two-and-a-half year old is busy building houses with roofs and windows to place along the road. Great fun.
Kelly - Be A Fun MumMarch 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Oh, that’s a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment here. Kelly
Jessica C.July 9, 2017 at 1:16 am
This is so neat, especially the play dough idea, but how do I download the garden mat?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJuly 9, 2017 at 11:30 am
Just click on the picture and it will open the PDF file. Here is the link for you in any case -> http://beafunmum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BAFM_PlayMap_Garden.pdf
MarianaMay 22, 2018 at 12:48 am
Thank you so much for this download! I’m a child psychologist and I’m sure my kids will love it <3 It's the best road design I found on Pinterest. Congratulations for all this creativity and good taste 🙂
KarolinaSeptember 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
Hi. Thank you! I have printed the road twice, added a parking place and printed twice, garden twice as well. Laminated all. I have brought tape, cars, figures and playdough and it lasted us whole holiday (4 days). My sons built homes, trees, went with cars, people. Even did prison brake with one figurine and one car was police car. Went really well. When in plane I gave each one page, when at accommodation I tape them into one big plan.
Kelly - Be A Fun MumOctober 5, 2021 at 10:11 am
Thanks so much for leaving this comment. Loved hearing about the ways you used the printables.