Must-Have Travel Products For Kids and Parents
Family holidays are a time for fun, laughter, and making memories, but kids can grow bored and restless during travel, especially when they’re expected to sit still in a car or plane for several hours at a time.
Keep your family happy and relaxed on your next holiday by planning ahead. We’ve rounded up a great selection of activities, toys, and games that will help keep your kids entertained and occupied as well as products to help parents stay ahead, and they can all be purchased and shipped internationally in as little as 2-4 days with MyUS.
WikkiStix Traveler Playset $12.60
WikkiStix are soft and pliable building "sticks" made of non-toxic wax and basic hand-knitting yarn. They're quiet to use, spark creativity and imagination, and are currently used worldwide by airlines and restaurants to entertain and engage children, so you know they're a kid favorite! The WikkiStix Traveler Playset includes 144 Wikki Stix and a 12-page activity book of ideas and illustrations in a convenient, bright red carrying case for imaginative play in the car, in a plane, or at a restaurant.
"Case is sturdy and lasted several plane rides and lots of travel. Tons of Wikki sticks included for hours of fun. My six year old really loved it!" says Andrea Sousa in her glowing review.
Highlights Hidden Pictures 2019 - 4 Book Set $20
Highlights is a kid's magazine that's known for its inspiring and engaging content as well as its super popular "hidden pictures" pages. This Highlights Hidden Pictures Set includes 4 new for 2019 hidden-picture activity books that feature word clues, picture clues, answer pages, and over 350 objects to find. Kids can color in objects as they find them while improving visual-recognition skills, focus, creativity, and critical thinking. But most important of all, kids and parents love them because they're so entertaining!
"Great books to find the hidden objects, relaxing or fun for the kids, even for work as a chill out moment" says Sharon Hawkins in her Amazon review.
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers & Paper Set $15
Coloring with markers is a kids favorite and this Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers & Paper Set from Crayola gives them everything they need to let their creativity flourish, including 25 washable markers, 40 sheets of paper, and a convenient travel case. Even better, the case has a secure spot for each marker, so no more scrambling under seats for lost markers!
"Airplane sanity saver. Perfect size for a child sized backpack. We used this to keep our 5 year old occupied on a flight. She used it for 1.5 hours straight both flights. The markers snap into place and we used the 'lock' for the airplane seat tray to hold it in place. Great buy." says MiyazakiFan in their Amazon product review.
Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals $8
Need an entertaining activity that's mess-free? Try the Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals activity book. Each book contains 10 pictures and removable color stickers in polygon shapes. Kids find the sticker, peel the sticker, place the sticker, and watch their works of art come to life! Plus, all the pages are perforated, so it's easy to remove each page for framing and sharing!
"I bought this book for my six-year-old hoping it would be an activity he could do independently. It turned out to be just that. He loved the challenge of matching up the numbers and shapes. The pages are perforated for easy removal and the stickers are easy to peel up. We will definitely be purchasing these again." says Renee Bergeron in her five-star review.
Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game $8
Heading out on a road trip? Keep kids tuned into their surroundings with the Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game from Briarpatch. To play, each player takes five cards and tries to locate various roadside objects - the first player to discard 10 cards wins. For added fun and lots of laughs there are also “Hear It”, “Feel It”, and “Smell It” cards that encourage kids to use all their travel senses by listening for sounds, feeling for bumps, and sniffing for scents.
"This game is SO MUCH FUN! My 8 year old used to complain about being bored in the car. After we get tired of telling her to look out the window, we usually hand her the iPad to keep herself entertained. But now we have this awesome game! We all end up laughing and being silly...it truly creates some wonderful family memories. Even my 17 year old enjoys playing!" says MommaKess in his five-star review.
Premium Front & Backseat Car Organizer $23
Anyone who's been on a road trip knows that organization is one of the keys to stress-free travel. If the kids don't have a place to stash their toys, activities, snacks, and drinks, pick up this Premium Front & Backseat Car Organizer from Lusso Gear. It has eight storage compartments of various sizes to hold almost anything, can be used up on the seat, on the floor, or in the trunk, and folds up for easy storage when not in use.
"MUST HAVE if you have long drives with kids or just want to keep kids activities in the car! Lovveee this!" says JESSICA in her glowing review.
Backseat Car Organizer $22
No space for a seat or floor organizer? Use the backseat! These Backseat Car Organizers come in a two pack and feature multiple storage compartments to everything your child may want to keep within reach, and also features a window pocket that lets kids watch and control most iPads and tablets - so clever!
"This is perfect for my family of 5. It came quickly, just in time for our road trip (14 hours each way). We put one in front of both of our oldest kids. They can keep cups and snacks and extra clothes in them. Installation was super simple and fast. Very satisfied with our purchase." says Elizabeth Williams in her five-star review.
Babyganics Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes $8
Be ready for on-the-go snacking, rest stops without hand soap, and all the sticky-icky of travel with this Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes 4-pack from Babyganics. Pediatrician & dermatologist tested, they contain a plant-based formula of non-allergenic ingredients that kill 99.9% of germs while leaving even sensitive hands nourished and smooth, and each pack contains 20 wipes, so they're easy to stash just about anywhere.
"Love these! Good protection wherever you go: restaurants, airplane, the car, in my purse, at school for the kiddos. Really kills those germs! Thank you! Especially good for wiping down those menus too! Have a pack handy everywhere." says Leenie in her Amazon review.
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