Last week’s Tip Tuesday post on Instagram was all about activities to entertain your kids for upcoming spring and summer travel in the car or airplane. While it seems the activities for kids 2 and up seem endless (hello, screen time) – it’s that 12-24 month phase that can be really challenging. Short attention spans, limited space and when you’re in the car and your child is in the back seat activities need to be independent! So – as usual The Mama Notes Community came up with a ton of great ideas for the little ones in your life! Here are 20+ ideas and activities to keep them entertained and having fun while on the go!
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SNACKS! Keep it interesting but mess-free (pouches,
Stack of post-it notes
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Fun Sets
Kid headphones and pre-loaded shows on Kindle or iPad
Plastic bead organizer filled with tiny snacks (raisins, cereal etc.)
Bring popsicle sticks from home, grab an empty coffee cup and let your kids play
Unwrap small (cheap) gifts one at a time – wrapping in a few layers of tissue paper makes the unwrapping part of the game (and take up time)!
Have fun with painters tape or washi tape on the plane
Magnadoodle (small size for travel)
New books (hit up the library before your trip). Pop-up and flap books are popular with this age!
Travel size magnetic board with magnets or magnatiles
Pom-poms are endless entertainment