Travel Games, Toys, Activity Kits
Travel Games to Print Out
Take your choice of two versions of that perennial backseat favorite, the License Plate Game. You'll find other simple games to print out as well, such as Connect the Dots, Tic Tac Toe, and Animals A to Z, plus links to printables with Dr. Seuss or Nick Jr. themes.
Travel Board Games
Whether you're on a cruise or at a campsite or a deluxe resort, board games are a great way to spend some together time on a family trip.
Listening to story in the car is a great way to pass the time on a long car trip: kids aren't glued to another screen, the whole family shares the story and also shares the experience of watching the landscape outside.
Activity Kits for Car and Plane Trips
For your next car trip, try an activity kit made by the ultra-creative company Klutz Press, which publishes colorful, original hands-on "books" crammed with neat stuff and activities.
LeapFrog Leapster Handheld Educational Games
This popular handheld learning game system features favorite characters such as SpongeBob, Dora, and Wall-E.
How to Play Charades
Unplug the kids! Whether you're at a winter cabin or a cottage on the lake, the game of charades is still as much fun as it always was.
Brain Quest Quiz Games
They're fun, they're portable, and you might even learn something (and so might your kids.) Brain Quest quizzes are great to take along on a car trip and there are editions for all levels, from kindergarten to university.