On the Go! Travel Activities for Kids

Do you have a Spring Break or Summer trip coming up? Or maybe you’re mustering up the energy to venture out to a restaurant with your kids? Then you will be requiring travel activities to keep the whines/fidgets/random brother-swattings at bay.

We’ve always relied on throwing a bunch of crayons, paper, markers and various tiny toys into a gallon-sized Ziplock bag for restaurants, but these ideas are soooo much more creative and special. (Tip: Only let the kids play with them during travel times or restaurant visits to keep them interesting.)


This first kit is an eco-friendly option with the materials being made mainly from cotton, wood, recycled paper, and soy. Click through to see more of what’s included- it comes with some nifty stencils.

BeginAgain Eco-Friendly on The Go Artist Travel Kit

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Look at this cuteness from Little Blue Birdie on Etsy. I’m loving the mini chalkboard and make-your-own-stick-puppet thingie.

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Head to Martha Stewart to print out these travel Bingo boards that can be laminated and reused on a long car trip.

Travel Games for Kids



Make one of these rice/treasure jars as shown on the blog Meet the Dubiens. It’s an I-Spy book in a jar!

Ravel Activity Ideas for Kids


Love, love, love Tegu products! How can you resist this felt pouch and these gorgeous magnetic blocks? Tegu provides for tree planting, child education, and holistic employment in Honduras.

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The Alex Toy Valet is a fancy name for a travel art kit, but it really is crammed full of good features. Besides fastening to the back of the front car seat, it folds down into a make-shift drawing area and has lots of great storage pockets. It doen’t come with art materials, but you probably have tons of that stuff rolling around your house anyway.

Travel Toys for Kids


The Imagineering Company sent me a product of theirs called Doodle Tac Toe, which is a new, improved version of Tic Tac Toe. It actually makes the game fun to play, because you pick a card and draw what’s listed. For instance, we picked the “Narwahls and Unicorns” card and giggled our way through the game. Especially as my unicorns started to resemble sick donkeys.

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Also check out their WatchamaDRAWit game for an antsy kid activity.

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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