If you have little ones, you know that summer road trips and airplane rides have the potential to be miserable – not just for the kiddos, but also for mom, dad, and the lucky passenger across the aisle trying to catch some ZZZs. The solution: keep the kids busy with creative, quiet, portable, and mess-free toys that won’t bulk up your carryon. Here are a few of our favorite travel toys.
Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game
We’re loving this hand-embroidered felt tic-tac-toe set we came across on Etsy. Not only is this set adorable and eco-friendly, but the game board doubles as a portable pouch for storing the x’s and o’s.
Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks
These magnetic blocks are certain to incite some serious creativity. Not to mention, they’re designed in the USA, made of eco-friendly wood, and compact enough for mom to have on standby in her purse for an unexpected meltdown.
Travel Etch A Sketch
Although the Etch A Sketch has been around since the 60s, this toy isn’t going out of style any time soon. It sure beats chasing crayons and pencils down airplane aisles and under car seats.
Animal House handbag
This little animal house handbag is perfect for your little girl who wants to be just like mommy. Carry it anywhere for instant playtime.
If you haven’t discovered Wikki Stix yet, prepare to be amazed by the possibilities of waxed yarn. Make a house, make a necklace, play a game or even teach your child some math; Wikki sticks are pretty much the most versatile craft tool and travel toy around.
Box Play for Kids camera
Let your pipsqueak paparazzi join in the fun of taking vacation photos with our very own Box Play for Kids camera sticker. With just a mac n cheese box, you can turn a lightweight sticker into a portable travel toy. And no need to stress if this camera suffers some water damage on the beach – it’s disposable