Happy holiday season from Kara at ALLterNATIVElearning! I am excited to be able to share with you several fun, easy and inexpensive travel games today to help you prepare with and for your kids! With Christmas and the holiday season as a whole, travel is typically a part of the routine for most families. And whether it’s a short road trip or a long flight, keeping kids occupied is always a benefit, especially when they are wanting to open present or play with new gifts.
Check out these great travel games for toddlers and preschoolers!
Create a travel shape sorter game out of recyclable materials. You won’t be bothered if pieces go missing and you can use a holiday stencil to customize it for the season.
Velcro Dot Craft Sticks make a fun and easy-to use busy bags for your child to play with in the car or on a plane ride. Also, not a huge deal if you lose one!
If traveling in a car, these I Spy! Cards are really a fabulous idea. PLUS, no cheating by finding something in the car 😉
Make Travel Folders to explore different topics like stretch, texture, shapes, and more. They are easy to store and still a fun, interactive travel game for young babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Put together a Crazy Straw fine motor game. It’s so simple, so inexpensive, but the time kids spend playing with it is so priceless!
Get a Sensory Fix Toolkit to help keep kids occupied and focused even when they are on the verge of a meltdown!
Discover 11 Screen Free Activities for the Car. These great ideas are wonderful ways to help keep your kids enetrtained without pulling out a phone or movie.
Make fine motor activities out of bottles. This would be a self-contained travel game where the hold for the artificial nipple is where your baby or young toddler can place items of your choosing.
Have your children help you make Travel Activities!
Have a Craft Day before your trip and create a fun felt matching game.
Put together Busy Bags out of thrift shop finds. Check out this post to see how to browse your local secondhand stores and find great additions to busy bags that don’t break the bank and aren’t a tragedy if they get lost or broken.
Find ideas like this 11 page no-sew Quiet Book to keep your child occupied, especially when they start getting a little rowdy in the car or on the plane.
Create DIY magnetic travel games to coincide with the season.
Assemble Dollar Store busy bags that encourage learning, but do not cost too much money.
Put together your own quiet book. Just make sure you have tons of stickers! 😉
Gather items for travel games where kids can work on patterns, numbers, and letters, like these busy bags by theme.
Design a cute little map game for your child to play with a car on (and maybe help them understand the sequence of events for your trip).
More about Kara:
Kara is a stay-at-home-mom and former teacher. She loves to write and share her experiences tot schooling. Recently she started writing more and is officially the author of two books, Every Parent Can Teach their Toddler and Adventures of Dot! Find her at ALLterNATIVElearning.com and don’t forget to follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.