24 Travel Toys And Games To Avoid Hearing “Are We There Yet”
You'll thank us later for these boredom busters.
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1. A Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza card game perfect for some fabulous family bonding time during vacay. It'll have the whole squad in tears from *belly laughing* so hard.
2. A Grab and Go Connect 4 because who wouldn't love battling their kiddos in this miniature version of the classic game? Besides, it's as portable as a passport.
3. A magnetic travel tangram puzzle you can take anywhere to challenge your child's imagination while they attempt to recreate up to 360 patterns using the seven foam shapes.
4. And a wooden puzzle equivalent to playing Tetris but in tactile form that'll ~exercise their brain~ without any screentime.
5. A Road Trip Box with 60 activity ideas and fun discussion questions to grab at a moment's notice when you run out of ideas for entertaining the kiddos.
6. A Paint by Stickers book so sticker-obsessed kiddos can create 10 pictures, one sticker at time, by matching the number on the sticker to the number on the page. I think it's safe to say it will keep them busy...for a while.
7. And a value pack of reusable 500+ puffy stickers that won't leave a residue on car or plane windows and will keep your toddler engaged for hours, which is nothing short of a miracle, TBH. Plus, they're easy for little ones to peel, stick...and restick all by themselves.
8. A scavenger hunt card game for parents who wanna take "I Spy" to the next level. This comes with 54 cards that'll keep little ones sooo intently on the lookout, you'll wonder where the time on the road went.
9. A set of Crayola Pip Squeaks Washable Markers that not only fit little hands perfectly, but also snap into the durable travel case so they don't get lost during a trip. Win-win.
10. An eight-piece Tegu magnetic wooden block set in a travel-friendly felt pouch that'll entice the kids to put down the iPad and build things. The best part? The blocks have no lead, no plastic, and a nontoxic, water-based lacquer finish.
11. A scratch paper art set so mini Picassos can create vibrant rainbow art anywhere by scratching on the surface to reveal the colors underneath.
12. An LCD writing tablet that'll keep future Einsteins busy practicing their numbers and letters whether they're in a car or plane. They might even consider trading their iPad for this cool gadget.
13. A rainbow puzzle ball where the end *goal* is to match all 11 balls to their corresponding color rings by pressing and sliding the balls through the open slots. It'll give your kids' brains and hands a heck of a workout no matter where they are.
14. A pack of Melissa & Doug Reusable Water-Reveal Activity Pads aka a *godsend* in a car, plane, or restaurant. Just fill the pen with water and watch the kiddos color ~over and over~. Who knew you could enjoy a glass of wine without fearing a crayon explosion?
15. And a pack of Melissa & Doug Take-Along Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzles that'll have Paw Patrol fans squealing with delight. It's designed like a book that unfolds and has a carrying handle, making it perfect for travel.
17. A Montessori busy board for keeping ~busy little bees~ occupied figuring out the mechanics of zippers, buttons, laces, and buckles. It also folds up conveniently with handles — making it easy to carry on the go.
18. An animal card game, a ~wildly fun~ road trip activity that'll challenge kids to ask up to 10 questions to guess the animal on the card. Psst, they'll memorize all the fun facts on the cards to win (but hey, who's complaining?).
19. A pack of stretchy fidget noodles they can twist, pull, and twirl to their heart's content when they get bored and fidgety on a looong journey.
20. And a pack of sensory tubes because these pop, stretch, bend, and snap together to make all kinds of shapes. These will inexplicably capture their attention right from the get-go.
21. A pack of brightly colored stacking cups that'll nest within each other taking up minimal luggage space and keep little babes enthralled with open-ended possibilities. Just trust the 60,000 5-star (!!!) reviews and the many, many reviewers who have said, "This is the best $4 I've spent on a toy."
22. A necklace activity set in a convenient carrying case so mini style mavens can mix and match colorful beads and charms to create their own chic bling en route to their destination. The best part? It's under $15.
24. A set of games for the road that'll cut down on screentime while traveling and prevent nonstop cries of "I'm bored."
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