Now my eldest is over 6 we have had to add to our repertoire of travel toys for kids. However, our travel toys for toddlers still come along with us for my now 3 year old. Here are some ideas for the best travel games to pack, which are light to carry and are useful for pulling out at your destination too. For younger children, you may find these brilliant airplane activities useful too.
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The Best Travel Games for Kids
Uno – the universally known fun card game which all the family can play. Also handy for airport delays! This always rates highly as one of the best travel games for kids. There are also a range of travel monopoly games, which are great for older kids.
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Make all sort of cool art and and science shapes with these ‘sticks’ made of yarn and wax so no mess. They are suitable for over 3, but these designs are definitely for older kids.
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Crayola Washable Dry-Erase Markers and small dry-erase white board. So handy for playing boxes, hangman, drawing, tic-tac-toe and other games. The pens are washable so no need to worry about stains and with a white board it saves on paper. I like these dry erase white boards with an adhesive backing as you can stick them to a hard surface if you want to. Handy if you want to stick to a snack box, or small storage case so you can keep all the bits together. Possibly one of the best travel games hacks I’ve heard of!
Magnetic Travel Board Game Set This magnetic set comes with a dozen fun board games. They include Checkers, Chess, Chinese checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Backgammon, Snakes & Ladders, Solitaire, NineMen’s Morris, Auto Racing, Ludo, Space Venure and Racing. They do have smaller parts, and although it has magnetic parts, this game may prove better used in the airport or a hotel room rather than on a plane.
Sushi Go is suitable for 8 year olds and over. The goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whizz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. This game is popular with friends’ kids and it helps with maths skills too! Parents really rate this as one of the best travel games for children.
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These Water Wow cards from Melissa and Doug are perfect for a 5 year old wanting to practise numbers and the alphabet. With various colouring scenes and a compact size, they are easy to whip out at the airport, a restaurant or a long queue.
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50 Road Trip games. 50+ travel games in one compact deck of cards. The recommended age varies depending on the game but some games start for kids as young as 4 years old.
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My two are obsessed with Hatchimals, so this little pack is handy for a
treat bribe to ‘hatch’ on the flight. As there are 4 in this pack, we share them out and they have a fun little character to role-play with.
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Travel Gift Ideas for Kids
Some of the above can obviously double up as presents for birthday, Christmas or just to keep them occupied on a day trip. However, if you are looking for travel gift ideas for kids of all ages, see here.
More Travel Gear For Kids
There are some great travel gear items available to help make little ones more comfortable or which are just so helpful to have when you are on the go. For a selection of popular ones see here.
What travel toys for kids or travel games do you recommend?
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