Keeping Kids Occupied: Fun Travel Games & Activities
Every parent knows the difficulties of keeping the kids occupied while traveling. Kids in confined spaces can lead to boredom, fussiness, bad behavior and even major tantrums. All parents dread the inevitable “are we there yet”, which is gut wrenching if it’s hour two of a ten hour flight. We’ve all been there – whether you’re on a cruise ship, airplane, train or car, the kids need to be entertained while traveling to their destination. With four kids, yes, I said four kids, I’ve tried just about everything to keep my kids occupied and have kept a list of the best travel games and activities. These are ideal because they pack well, aren’t messy, don’t have many pieces and they’ll keep the kids occupied for quite some time!
Do you have a favorite travel game or activity? Let us know, we always love to try new things.
Flip to Win Memory Game, ages 3 & up – a fun on the go memory game that won’t get lost.
Lauri Toys Toddler Tote, ages 2-5 yrs. – a great learning toy to help toddlers with shapes, numbers & colors.
Around the World Brain Box, 8 and up - this memory game challenges kids to memorize as many details about the countries of the world as they can in just 10 seconds time.
Classic Etch a Sketch, all ages – everyone loves to doodle with this classic toy.
Magnetic Habitats Set, ages 3 & up – with its own carrying case, this magnetic wooden toy has 3 habitats – ocean, farm and African plains.
Fruitominoes, ages 3 & up – a fun & colorful twist to the classic game of dominoes.
Travel Kiddy Activity Kits, all ages – high quality, compact travel activity kits that come in different levels for kids of all ages.
Pocket Fashion Designer, 3 and up – kids can make many different outfits and then color them – girls love this cool toy.
Fly It Quiet Activity Packs, all ages – printable travel games that will teach your child about the country you are traveling to (language, foods, currency).