The Best 9 Toys for Road Trips

Updated: Feb 10, 2019

Headed out of town on a road trip? Do you have young children and you're worried how you will keep them busy for hours at a time? We're here to help! We polled our amazing Sitterwise caregivers and compiled this list of The Best 9 Toys for Road Trips. Whether you're traveling to Disneyland, up the coast, across the country (or even out of the country!), we have you covered.



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The Best 9 Toys for Road Trips


Tic Tac Toe | Best Games for Road Trips
Magnetic Tic Tac Toe


#1 Magnetic Tic Tac Toe

Play Tic Tac Toe on the go with this fun magnetic game tin. This set includes a tic tac toe playing surface, illustrated game board and instructions, and 12 foam magnetic game pieces. You can store all of the pieces in a handy tin container for safe keeping. Perfect for ages 3 and up!










Color Wonders | San Diego Babysitters

#2 Crayola Color Wonders Mess Free Coloring

These mess free coloring kits are the best invention ever. Kids can color vibrant pictures and there's no mess left behind! These are perfect for road trips because you don't have to worry about messy hands or accidental marker streaks left on your car seats.





Tape Activity Book | San Diego Hotel Childcare

#3 Tape Activity Book

Here's another great mess free creative option! Kids can create multiple scenes using colorful tape. The tape is even easy peel which means your child won't be asking you every 5 seconds for help with it. Independent creativity at its finest!





Magnetic Tangrams | Austin Babysitting

#4 Magnetic Tangrams

Inspire children's observation, imagination, shape analysis, creativity and logical thinking! These tangrams are magnetic so the pieces won't get lost while your child is creating images and fitting pieces together. This is a great way for children to learn about colors, sizes, and shapes. Education plus fun is a win-win!





Peel & Play Vinyl Activity Set | Babysitting San Diego

#5 Peel and Play Vinyl Activity Set

This fun story board is great for travel. It comes with a handle and easy to use storage. Stimulate the imagination through hands on play! Kids can create different scenes over and over and over again with the sturdy peel and stick vinyl. Great for ages 3 and up.



Mad Libs | Babysitting in San Diego

#6 Mad Libs

So many childhood memories are associated with this one! Mad Libs are a hilarious way to keep kids entertained while keeping their grammar skills sharpened. Create fun stories using silly adverbs, nouns, and adjectives. Your entire family will be laughing out loud at these non-nonsensical creations. Mad Libs are perfect for all ages!












Magnetic Checkers | Babysitter San Diego


#7 Magnetic-Go Checkers

Do you have a checkers fanatic in your family? This is a great alternative to screen time for the critical thinker. This set comes with a foldable game board and non-slip magnetic pieces. Recommended for ages 5 and up, this is perfect for car rides and airplanes alike.

















Water WOW! | Babysitters in San Diego


#8 Melissa & Doug Water Wow!

Here's one more no-mess coloring option we found. The reusable pages are white with simple line drawings when dry. They reveal colors when they get wet. This set is fantastic because it can be reused over and over again. Once it dries, the pages go back to white. The chunky-size water pen is easy to fill, easy to hold and stores in a compact, spiral-bound book. This makes it perfect for traveling!










Binoculars for Kids | Road Trip Toys

#9 Binoculars for Kids

Get your kids excited for the big road trip by giving them their very own binoculars. If you're feeling really spunky you can even create a scavenger hunt with a list of things they need to find (think red car, cow, windmill, police car, green tree, etc.). You can customize the list to fit the age of your child. If you have multiple children, you can create a Bingo type of game and see who wins first. There are so many possibilities!



Do you have an amazing road trip toy to share? We would love to hear from you!

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