Exciting News! I’m presenting at IKEA on Saturday for their once a year Bring Your Own Friend Day! Be sure and register so that you can get free breakfast, coupons, and other fun stuff! This is one day that you will want to be at IKEA! I will be presenting at 10:30 on Family Packing Tips.
Which brings me to my next piece of news: I’m really excited to announce that I am going to be doing a lot more posts about traveling with kids….everything from printables to fun ideas to fun products. Travel is a passion of mine, so it’s time blog about it more! I told my husband that if I ever had a lot of money I wouldn’t care about buying nice things, I would want to go on fun vacations! Haha, a girl can dream…
So, if you have any fun vacations planned this year you are IN LUCK!
We are going to Disneyland in May, so I am going to be posting a lot of fun stuff in preparation for our trip. I previously posted packing tips for traveling with kids as well as a fun printable travel scavenger hunt, and today I am going to feature some fun products for traveling with the kiddos.
Now remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on stuff for your kids. You can find a lot of fun stuff at the Dollar Store to go along with a couple of the items I am about to feature. I would recommend though that you buy things your kids have never seen before. Whatever your budget is, just make sure your items for entertainment (car OR plane) are new and exciting. You will be thanking yourself a million times over if you listen to me on this one! Traveling is the one time that I am going to advise you NOT to make do with what you have at home. 3 hours into your trip when your kids are bored and whining, you will curse yourself!
Also, make sure and visit all of my posts featuring free printables for kids. There are tons of fun ones that would work for travel!
Awesome Products for Traveling With Kids
Just read the reviews on this one. The words “entertain kids for hours” might have you convinced that this might be a wise purchase!
These are soo cute are there are a few different versions of them.
I’ve actually purchased multiples of this book and given copies away to friends and family as they leave on vacation. If you don’t have a ton of time to put “travel kits” together, this book might just save you! Not as many ideas for toddlers, but if you have kids that are different ages, this book has SO MANY IDEAS! I plan on making copies of several of the pages so that we can use them over and over and over.
This one wouldn’t normally grab my attention for a travel toy. I was originally drawn to it for it’s high ratings, and became convinced when several reviews mentioned it being great for travel. This one might make it on our Disney trip!
Drawing without the mess. Enough said. If you are traveling in the dark, this one with a light looks really fun!
I had to include this one because the company (Pockets of Learning) replaces any lost pieces for free. Now that’s my kind of toy! I will probably buy it for that reason alone. I hate spending money on a fun toy and then having the pieces go missing.
Again, coloring without the mess. Total win.
I’m a sucker for National Geographic…
Perfect for traveling with baby or toddler
Just search the word “travel” in the reviews on this one and you have parents raving over this product.
What toys/activities have your kids enjoyed most in the car or on a plane?
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