If you’re heading out on vacation or making the trip back home soon, traveling with the kids in tow is part of the adventure. A lot of our customers ask us for suggestions on good games and toys to keep the kids entertained while traveling. So, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite travel toys, plus a few bonus games!
To make it extra fun for the tots, consider putting together a few goodie bags with toys and snacks. Instead of giving them everything at once, surprise them every hour or two of the trip with a goodie bag!
Mini coloring or activity books
These mini art pads are perfect for drawing scenes from outside the window, and the Scratch and Sketch books will give older kids hours of creativity.
Magnetic doodle boards
No extra drawing supplies needed and no mess, magnetic doodle boards are great on airplanes and trains where space is limited.
A new book
Even kids can enjoy some light summer reading. Why not surprise your young bookworm with a new book (from Curious Iguana, of course)!
Give the kids something they can play with once you reach your vacation destination. Kites and ribbon wands are perfect for flying and twirling on windy beaches, and telescopes are great for spying ships out at sea or birds in the mountain trees.
A classic game that even parents used to play when they were young, Auto Bingo is easy for all ages. It might take you an hour to fill your bingo card, but hey, now you only have 7 more hours to go!
Grasping toys for babies
Don’t forget baby! Tolo toys are fun little animals that twist and turn to help babies with their motor skills. And the Skwish is a lightweight wooden toy that babies can squish, rattle, and teethe.
Every child has to bring their favorite stuffed animal or blanket on vacation, but what about a super cute Octopus Squishable (that doubles as a pillow!) or a super soft Jelly Cat stuffed animal for the long ride!
Sticker books are perfect for toddlers, and with all of the fun themes from airplanes, trains, and diggers, to fairies, ballet, and ABCs there’s sure to be one that your tot will enjoy!
If your 8 year old enjoys brain benders and puzzles, he will definitely find a challenge in Back Spin. Plus, no loose pieces means you won’t be searching for anything but French fries in the backseat.
With unlimited possibilities, these non-toxic, wax-covered pieces of yarn stick to each other in order for little hands to bend and sculpt anything they want. They make great window cling art, too!
Have some free, anytime fun with these games:
–Alphabet Object Game — Look for objects outside your window that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
–Tell a story — Have one passenger start a story then let each passenger take turns adding to the story with a sentence or two.
–American Flag Search — See who can find the most American flags on your drive.