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One of our favourite travel hacks is DIY travel activity kits for toddlers and kids. Long-distance travel with toddlers can be downright challenging for them and for you. There’s no doubt you need to be well prepared when travelling with children of all ages, and travel activity kits for kids are the ultimate option for keeping the frustrating moments to a minimum while you travel.
And the best part – they are really inexpensive to make too!
We’ve put together our top tips for creating your own kid’s activity kits for travel so you can start your next family vacation on the right foot!
BENEFITS OF TRAVEL KITS FOR KIDS
Sitting still for long periods. Having to wait in lines. And simply being away from what is familiar. These experiences are all a challenge for a toddler. It’s hard enough for older kids.
Having a special holiday kit filled with things your child loves will minimise the impact of boredom during those transit and waiting times. It will also give them something fun to entertain them during quiet time as well.
Travel activity kits are perfect for kids of all ages while travelling, and can be put together very inexpensively at home.
There is no need to spend a fortune on new toys for your next trip. It’s often the simplest activities that give toddlers the most entertainment, and of course, it’s keeping them off the electronics if you can help it.
You will be the most organised family travellers around with a DIY children’s travel activity pack on hand!
DIY TRAVEL ACTIVITY KITS FOR TODDLERS
We have been creating travel activity packs for our daughters since we first started travelling with them, back when our eldest was just 1.
This meant finding some more plane friendly items for her to travel with.
She had fun unpacking it all at least, so that was promising!
Inside her DIY travel activity kit, we added a toy car suitable for 6 months & up and a squeaky bath toy that can be used to squirt water in case we wanted a bit of a laugh on the hot summer days in Croatia and beyond.
We also added a mini magnetic etch-o-sketchthat we got when we were in Vietnam. Miss 1 loves drawing already so the no-mess version is perfect for her while we travel.
Other travel activity kit ideas for 1 – 2 year olds:
These days there are so many compact toys and games that you can add to your kits and of course, you can use anything to hold it in. Toiletry bag, storage case, pencil case, folder… whatever you have on hand! Keep it cheap and easy!
DIY Travel activity kits are perfect for inexpensive travel fun for your kids during those long travel times or for having quiet time during your holiday.
Plus DIY travel activity kits for toddlers and kids are super fun to make too!
If you don’t want to make your own, travel subscription boxes are perfect for taking with you as well. Many of these subscription activity boxes come in compact sizes, with fun activities kids can do while on the move.
What activities do you use to keep your kids entertained when out and about? Leave a comment below. We would love to hear it! And share this post to Pinterest via the image below! Be sure to follow us on Facebook or YouTube for more travel tips like these!