Best Toys for Road Trips

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If your kid can do the iPad for six hours straight, good for you! But for the rest of us, we have to get creative to keep the kids occupied. Otherwise, it’s a chorus of “are we there yet” for hours on end and that’s the opposite of relaxing. So, we tested out a bunch of road trip toys to give you the lowdown on our favorites…

Water Wow
$5
Water Wow
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Good for ages 2-5 years. We love that it lets kids color with no mess. And they don’t have to worry about staying in the lines. As soon as it dries they can do it again.  You can use a hair dryer to wipe away the color so you can start from scratch.

Coggy
$15
Coggy
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For ages 6+, but we have to be honest here: it’s kind of challenging! There are cards which you have to match the contraption with. Great that its self-contained and kids are using their brains.

Buckle Pillow
$22
Buckle Pillow
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For ages 1-4 years. They’re not cheap, but these will last and make great hand-me-downs. They buckle and unbuckle; that’s it!

Boogie Board Scribble N Play
$25
Boogie Board Scribble N Play
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For ages 4-6 years. It kind of feels like you’re drawing on an iPad, but it erases the picture with the press of a button!

Magnetic Doodle Board
$13
Magnetic Doodle Board
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For ages 3+. This is so cool because you can draw in different colors.  It fits in the car seat pocket which is great! It also comes with stencils, which is great for little ones to practice drawing the alphabet or numbers.  

Town Maze
$21
Town Maze
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For ages 2+.  You just use the magnet to pull little balls around the wooden town maze.  Love that this is one piece.

Scavenger Hunt Cards
$9
Scavenger Hunt Cards
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For ages 7+. These are so cute and the kids loved these. Whoever sees their card first wins that round! These are great because it gets the kids looking out the window.

You’ve got the toys covered, now go pack up the kid’s luggage…

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Lizzy is Editor-in-Chief of The Cool Mom Co. (a website for all things cool women + moms) and mom to three kids (9, 6 and 3). Like so many mamas juggling it all, she never stops. Lizzy is passionate about building community through womanhood while sharing fun inspo for the modern mama. While she has a serious love of fashion & beauty, food is where her heart is! Find her on Instagram @lizzymathis and cool mama things @thecoolmomco or www.thecoolmom.co.