Top 10 Travel Gift Ideas for Kids
Planning a long duration travel can be a tiring experience for all, especially parents of younger ones. With the kids’ losing interest and getting cranky in a short span, parents find it extremely difficult to keep them entertained enough to reach the destination without throwing tantrums. Luckily a lot of wonderful ideas have been breed up over the internet on how you may engage your kids in some great leisure activities during lost distance travelling. Here are a few creative Travel gift ideas for kids to save you from the agony of an unpleasant travel experience.
An Activity Bundle Bag
A splendid gift you can provide your kids during the journey is ensuring they have a great time. Children love being engaged in creative activities. Keep this in mind; try to pack on an activity bag filled with card games, puzzles and most important small snacks that will keep them nibbling the entire way
Small Toys & Card/Board Games
A superb idea for travel gifts could be packing some plastic toys or stuffed animal toys for the kids. Make sure the toys are of economical size so they don’t end up consuming much space. A game of Lego or Play Doh could be of great help to keep the kids from getting bored. A card game like UNO sounds fun too for the older kids, or for long trips monopoly makes the perfect game mate.
Small Food Bags
This one’s an all-time favorite of the kids (well…for the elders too I suppose!).Make small reseal bags of candy, chips, nuggets, juice, and biscuits and add a small vegetable to retain the healthy notion. Every time the kids finish a game or show signs of travel sickness, make them have a bite of something to pacify their guts.
Another unique concept would be to turn the munching into a game. Mark the bags as per the distance travelled, and when you cross that distance, give it as a sign of appreciation. After all, it sure is their accomplishment!
Good Story Books
If you’re worried because of your child’s poor reading skills, now’s the time to make use of this his/her boredom. Carry a few interesting and good story books along with a novel for you (yes you need a boredom killer too)for the journey. Make your kids read them and make small badges beforehand of “good reader” or “avid reader way to go!” as a sign of encouragement.
A Video Game
A portable treat for the kids, pack some video games and handheld devices for the kids to provide them a good quality entertainment for hours. However, be sure to drop in plenty of batteries in the suitcase to keep the devices charged.
Movie on the Journey
Another option is to carry some nice cartoon movies that your kids love to watch. Play a couple of them, and to add in the interest, take a small oral quiz at the end regarding the movie. For the winner, make small goody bags of chocolates and candies so they know the movie time isn’t for eating your head!
Coloring Books & Workbooks
If video games and movies are in your bad books, then this one’s for you. Kids enjoy coloring and scribbling, so pick a couple of coloring books, markers and color pencils before you begin your journey. You can also ask your kids to draw things they see on the way or write about something they find interesting they observed.
Snap! Snap! Time to give your kids’ photography a shot. Hand a small portable camera to our kids and ask them to take pictures of sceneries and beautiful view they get to see on the journey. It will be fun and exciting experience and will keep them occupied in exploring the nature’s beauty.
A Plastic Ball
Although travelling isn’t the best place to give kids something to bounce and roll, however if you restrict them to just slightly throw in air or to roll in each other’s laps without causing disturbance, you will notice how gleeful they are to play with it. Be sure to remind them on an airplane not to roll too high, else it hurts someone or you might have to face the grunt of other passengers for bringing a trouble-causing toy for the journey.
A Comfortable Small Pillow
Finally, let your kids kill their boredom by treating their exhaustion. Make them get some good sleep by creating a comfortable environment for them. Small soft pillows on their sides and a small travel blanket will make them soon doze off. So what does that leave you with? Hmm…quality time for yourself!