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