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.
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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.
Head to Martha Stewart to print out these travel Bingo boards that can be laminated and reused on a long car trip.
Make one of these rice/treasure jars as shown on the blog Meet the Dubiens. It’s an I-Spy book in a jar!
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.
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.
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.
Also check out their WatchamaDRAWit game for an antsy kid activity.