The Lay-n-Go activity mat provides a place for kids to play with their toys and makes cleanup a cinch . . . literally. The five-foot round mat is threaded with a durable nylon cord. When you’re done playing, simply pull the drawstring tight, cinch it with the cord lock, and you’ve got a soft, sealed storage bag. There’s a front pocket for stowing the drawstring, four clear pockets for storing extra-special pieces, and a wide nylon shoulder strap for carrying. The outside fabric is denim, and the play surface is easy-clean nylon.
Amy Fazackerley, a mom of three boys, is the inventor. After a few too many lost pieces and chaotic cleanups, she and her husband Adam started brainstorming a better way to store toys with lots of small pieces. They started with the large Lay-n-Go, then created a smaller 18-inch version that’s perfect for toting toys on road trips and to restaurants. At home and on the go, Lay-n-Go is a great way for kids to manage their own toy collections. As Amy likes to say, “play for hours, clean up in seconds.” Sounds great to us!