Super Cool Toys for Traveling Kids for Play On the Go or At Home

Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts, toys to entertain your kids during your family’s travels, or you want some fun diversions for use at home – we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to see all sorts of super cool toys for traveling kids.

Super Cool Toys for Traveling Kids

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Toys for traveling tinkers

While traveling, we parents want our children to keep their brains active and learning. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit comes with everything needed to create a variety of fun projects. Kids can play with sounds and movements as they build the experiments in the handbook or use their imaginations to create their own projects. The small size makes it great for play on an airplane or in a hotel room.

This littleBits Kit can be used in a hotel room, vacation rental property or at home ~ Toys for Traveling Kids

This littleBits Kit can be used in a hotel room or at home (Photo from Amazon.com)

This puzzle will inspire future travels. Tweens and teens will enjoy piecing together this Ravensburger 3D Earth Puzzleball. It is composed of 540 curved pieces that snap together to form a detailed, full-color globe. When completed, kids can place it in the display stand in their bedroom and plot their next trip.

Inspire future travels with this 3D puzzle of the Earth ~ Toys for Traveling Kids

Inspire future travels with this 3D puzzle of the Earth (Photo from Amazon.com)

Toys for traveling family fun

Fun for both adults and older kids (ages 8+), the classic Scrabble word play game is now easy to bring along with Scrabble to Go. The snap-in tiles are perfect for trains or planes. Bonus: the zippered case is great for keeping all the pieces safe on the go.

Holiday Gift Guide - Toys that Travel. Scrabble To Go is a great gift for traveling families. (Photo from Amazon.com)

Scrabble To Go is a great gift for traveling families. (Photo from Amazon.com)

Do your kids love to try new taste sensations when you travel? For school-aged kids with daring palates, playing Jelly Belly Bean Boozled is sure to please. Spin the wheel and see which jelly bean it lands on but for each color there are two options: one yummy and one yucky. Is the green jelly bean Juicy Pear, or is it Booger? This is a great game to bring on a family vacation since it’s compact. Get the whole family to play and you’ll be laughing in no time. 

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled is fun for the whole family to play together at home or on the go

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled is fun for the whole family to play together at home or on the go (Photo from Amazon.com)

Toys for traveling artists

Craft projects keep kids super busy when they’re on the road. Pattern Play provides paper patterns and stickers that kids can fold into an impressive variety of 3D animals.

This book of patterned paper keeps hands and minds busy while traveling ~ Toys for Traveling with Kids

This book of patterned paper keeps hands and minds busy while traveling (Photo from Amazon.com)

Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies and Fingerprint Monsters and Dragons feature hundreds of ideas for making caricatures from fingerprints. Be sure to buy the Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Petal Point Pad for eight colors with which to make the whimsical designs.

Crafting books like this are easy to pack for travels ~ Toys for Traveling with Kids

Crafting books like this are easy to pack for travels (Photo from Amazon.com)

Toys for traveling photographers and videographers

The trendy FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (available in a rainbow of colors) makes a fabulous gift for budding photographers. Kids will love watching their pictures come to life instantly. Be sure to add some film to record their travel adventures.

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera is a modern take an a classic camera ~ Toys for Traveling Kids

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera is a modern take an a classic camera (Photo from Amazon.com)

For kids, video is where it’s at. With the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, kids can capture all of their travel adventures via video. Two mounts attach the digital camera to bikes, skateboards and more. This underwater camera comes with a waterproof case to take photos and videos up to six feet below water, perfect for beach vacations. (Also available in yellow.)

Kids capture vacation action with the waterproof VTech Kidizoom Action Cam ~ Toys for Traveling with Kids

Kids capture vacation action with the waterproof VTech Kidizoom Action Cam (Photo from Amazon.com)

Toys for traveling gamers

Let’s admit it: electronics are a great way to keep kids content on long journey. If you’ve got a young gamer on your gift list, the new Nintendo 3DS is sure to please. The 3D screen can be turned on and off according to your child’s preference. Plus, there are plenty of parental controls, which makes mom and dad happy. Add a classic game like Animal Crossing, or new favorites like Super Mario Maker and Disney Magical World 2. Your kids will be thrilled!

Nintendo 3DS is a great pick for traveling gamers

Nintendo 3DS is a great pick for traveling gamers (Photo from Amazon.com)

A Kindle Fire with Kid-Proof Case will please children with its plentiful downloadable games. Meanwhile parents will being able to add books for reading while traveling and at home. It comes with a two-year warranty so, even if your child breaks the tablet or drops it in the hotel pool, you just need to mail it back in to receive a brand new Kindle Fire. Choose from a pink, blue or green case.

Kid-proof Kindle Fire, for gaming and reading ~ Toys for Traveling Kids

Kid-proof Kindle Fire, for gaming and reading ~ Toys for Traveling Kids

What are your favorite toys for traveling? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Lyla Gleason, The Globetrotting Travel Mama

Long before the glamorous world of marriage, motherhood and travel blogging, Lyla Gleason had an exciting career as a travel publicist representing hotels and destinations across the globe. She spent her childhood on Long Island and then attended college and grad school in Boston and lived abroad in Rome. Some of her most favorite vacation spots include the Caribbean, India and Turkey. She is currently a downtown NYC mom who can be found chasing after her 6-year-old daughter, cooking dinner, mingling at blogger events and exploring near and far with a camera in hand. She is the author of GlobetrottingMommy.com, a lifestyle blog dedicated to travel, family fun and fabulous finds. Connect with Lyla on Twitter at @travelmommy.

Comments

  1. Thank you, very helpful 😉 Maybe you should also try IBIZA

  2. We travel quite a bit and I’m always trying to find creative ways entertain the child that doesn’t all have to do with screen time. I love a lot of these ideas and I think I will buy a few of these for him for Christmas.

  3. I would love to get the Scrabble game. It’s perfect for everyone no matter what the age.

  4. I have played Bean Boozled. There are some interesting flavors to those jelly beans. It’s quite the hoot to play.

  5. I love the globe puzzle – what a great idea. I think puzzles are such fun. They are such wonderful ways for a family to spend time together.

  6. Our girls love to play checkers when we travel, similar to the travel size scrabble you mentioned, we have checkers that are magnetic. Works great for two kids. We have played Jelly Belly Bean Boozled and that is super fun! A great gift that we like to give as well.

  7. This is such a great list! Awesome games! Love it!

  8. These are really great options! I remember when we’re traveling, I just brought them colors and papers. But they get easily bored. It’s great now that there are a lot of fun games for them to choose from. Thanks for sharing this!

  9. omg she is such a cutie. that first pic is brilliant.

  10. The puzzle globe is my favorite. It’s amazing how much kids love these.

  11. WE LOVE a good old fashioned pen and Paper to play tic tac toe and. Hangman but I am so glad you shared all these options as we can always add new toys and games to our travel playlist!

  12. Elizabeth Lampman says:

    My friend has the FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera and loves it. I will have to look at getting one for my oldest for Christmas.

  13. Oriana Romero says:

    Traveling can be so boring for kids. These are great ideas. We love to play car games when we are on a long trip.

  14. The Nintendo 3DS is perfect in the car. I have a few new games I got the kids for Christmas.

  15. christina aliperti says:

    These are great! It is so important to have things that will keep the kids busy while traveling. It can be very boring for them.

  16. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    What a bunch of great ideas to get kids excited about traveling! we have that vtech camera and love it!

  17. I love that camera! I’ve had my eye on it for quite some time!

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