Break out the suitcases and get ready for some family fun – it’s time to start planning your next family adventure. Before you hit the road or board that airplane, remember, traveling with your preschooler or toddler means you'll need to pack more than a few clothes and their favorite snacks. To keep your tiny travelers happy, you’ll need toys that will keep them engaged and entertained. Plus, the toys need to be compact and ideally, mess-free. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite travel toys that are parent and kiddo-approved.
Foxmind Go Pop! Colorio
This bubble popping game for toddlers and preschoolers is perfect to toss in your bag and break out when your kids need a quick activity. From counting, colors, patterns, or working on dexterity, there are tons of ways to pop the bubbles.
Who knew playing with wax could be so much fun? This container of Wikki Stix is full of colorful wax sticks that can be twisted and tied together to make fun sculptures, letters and numbers, or anything your kids can imagine. The wax works as the glue to make the Wikki Stix stick together and can easily be peeled apart when kids are ready to start a new creation.
For kids who love to color, this kit is perfect for travel. These mess-free markers only color on the paper and won't get on clothes, walls, or furniture. The kit contains a set of mess-free markers, ink and stamp pads, and coloring sheets that all fit inside the travel container. Just toss it in your bag and go!
For kids who love to build, these magnetic tiles are great for travel. Kids can use the squares and triangles to build houses, towers, or even construct a ball and because the pieces are magnetic and stick together, cleanup is super easy.
With a little water, kids can doodle, draw and create on this travel sized mat, and when it dries, they can start all over again. The mat folds up and the special markers fit inside so it’s easy to pack and take along when you travel. Choose from sea life, bugs, or wildlife and make sure this fun toy is in your carry on for your next trip.
This travel-sized memory game comes with seven double-sided boards and a wooden frame with 25 flaps. Kids put one of the cards into the frame and then flip the windows to make a match. Reviewers say this game is super durable and gives kids lots of play options.
If your little one has a window seat, they can use these gel clings on an airplane or car window and when the trip is over, cleanup is easy. Each pack comes with over 100 designs. Plus the gel clings are reusable so kids can play with them on the return trip.
With 14 different varieties of buckles, zip pocket, laces, with a set of hook and loop alphabet and numbers, there are so many different ways your kids can play with this busy book. Everything is contained inside the book and when kids are ready to go, just zip it up and take it with you.
This one is so fun, we bet you’ll want to join in on the fun. Each hidden picture book comes with plenty of pages to explore and tons of stickers. So no matter how long you are traveling, kids will have something to keep them entertained.
Each box contains two puzzles that are magnetic and can stick to the inside of the container. The container is small enough to fit in your bag or purse and can be used on-the-go or when your child is waiting to start their adventures with you.