Easy Gift Idea: Kid Friendly Travel Games

I like having a few easy to do tricks in my bag to pull out for the holiday season. You just never know when there’s going to be “one more” kid added to your list. This easy to make travel game is not only quick, it’s fun, too! You get to go back to kindergarten with a little coloring action to make this easy travel game.

For this project you will need:
2 pieces of felt, cut 9 inches square
4 strips of narrow ribbon, 9 inches long
2 small pieces of hook & loop tape (not shown)
Stamps (I used PSA Essentials stamps)
Staz-On Ink
Wooden rounds (also called Wood Nickels) – 10 pieces
Fine tip markers

Let’s start with the pouch: With one piece of felt, fold into thirds to get the lines for the tic tac toe board. You can mark it with a straight pin, or a fabric marker, but I found that just finger creasing the lines helped make my guides for the ribbons.

Stitch the ribbon on the guide, two one direction on the felt, then fold to make marks and stitch the other two pieces on the other direction so you have the grid for a board.

After your grid pattern is done, stitch one piece of each side of the hook and loop tape on each side, making sure that you have it towards the inside of the pouch. (That means on the opposite side of the ribbon.)

Once the hook and loop tape is stitched down, then put the pieces together (right sides out), and stitch around the outter edge, with about a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Now the pouch is done 🙂

Now, for the fun part – the pieces! Start by stamping one side of the rounds, 5 with a X and 5 with an O. You’ll need to separate them out, so when you stamp the animals on the other side, you get one of each letter (to keep sneaky cheaters at bay!)

Once you stamp on the animals, use the felt markers to color them in. It was kinda fun to do this step 🙂

Once all your critters are colored – you’re done with your travel games! You could seal them with clear coat, but our set has been used a ton and shows no wear. Even my big girls grab it for a quick game of tic tac toe on the go.

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. cool idea , Hey I’m Having a Christmas giving ,A 100.00 Visa Please share Thank you.

  2. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  3. Good one Gina..I could whip sets of these up for all the kids in one day!!!

  4. I like this, I try to include a game each year for my son’s families in the Christmas presents. This would even be nice to have at my place for when the little ones come over.

  5. So clever!!


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