My kids have loooooved playing card games since their first round of go fish! We often enjoy card games on rainy days, game nights, and even on card trips. When they were very young I noticed that they had a hard time viewing all of their cards at once without dropping them as they sorted through their stack, trying to figure out which card to play. A stop at the dollar store was all we needed to to turn card games with toddlers into an easy and even “on the go” activity. Using a large chip clip they can hold all of their cards so that they see them, but their competitors cannot. This is also a great way to play cards on a road tip. A simple solution for little hands and a great way to promote play, learning, and fun as a family.
A can of chalkboard spray paint turns a dollar store baking sheet into an incredibly versatile travel toy for kids. My kids love their play trays in the car or at home. They can write with chalk, use it as a play tray, color pictures on it, play magnetic games, and drive their cars on it. Hours of stimulating entertainment from one Dollar Store pan.