My kids are crafty kids-especially Princess. She LOVES to draw. So when Walmart offered me the chance to review the Crayola Dry Erase products I thought it would be fun!
I’ve had a few different opportunities to try these out with the kids. The first was a 4 hour car trip down to Long Island to visit my mom. Instead of strewing the back seat with paper, crayons, clipboards and markers I gave each kid a Crayola Dry Erase board and the special crayons/markers that went with them.
Princess said “I have to say-this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen-because you can use both crayons and markers and you don’t make a mess all over the car.” (that girl is a born saleswoman I tell ya)
I decided that the car was indeed a good place to keep these-so after the trip I stuck one in the seat back pocket on each side. That really came in handy a few weeks later when we took the kids out to the local diner for breakfast. Since they were already in the car, when we got to the diner we just grabbed them and took them inside.
They really kept the kids relatively quietly occupied while we waited for our food to arrive-and without any kind of mess.
I think my favorite product is the “Activity Center” (which you see Princess using above). There are different sheets you can slide in behind the clear plastic cover. You can leave it blank as a drawing canvas.
You can use it to have a smaller child practice their letters, numbers, spelling or writing.
As an added bonus the sheets are pretty close to a standard 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper-which means that you can print out and slip in anything!
Although I’m not a homeschooler, I can see how this could be a very useful tool for them! It’s sturdy and solid-so you don’t have to worry about them ripping the sheets or having a desk/clipboard to balance their work on.
As an additional benefit-the pens and little eraser lock into the board-so you can keep all the items together and contained.