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13 fun road trip toys

Keep the kids entertained (and yourself sane) with these handy road trip toys.

By Amy Valm

13 fun road trip toys

road trip toys

Hangman Take 'N' Play magnetic game

The perfect game to help with spelling, the tiles and hangman pieces are all magnetic, making it easy to play no matter how bumpy the terrain. 





$13, indigo.ca




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Travel Etch-A-Sketch

Forget crumbling crayons or messy markers, kids will love creating works of art with the twist of a dial. This bitty version is perfect for little hands. $17, toysrus.ca




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My Family Travel Map

Jam-packed with fun facts, this fold-out interactive world map comes with 180 stickers to help kids learn geography and also pass the time on long stretches. Tiny travellers can mark places they live, where they've been and where they're going. $21, kidsbooks.ca




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Travel Bingo

Forget messy stampers or plastic discs to mark what you're spotted—this lap-sized game has little tinted window that you slide over the panels once you've seen the item beneath. $7, mastermindtoys.com




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Trouble Grab and Go

Keep your backseat drivers entertained with a fast-paced game of Trouble. It's compact and the Pop-O-Matic die roller ensures no lost pieces. $8, indigo.ca




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MyPad Touch

Check out this durable tablet designed especially for little hands. It has 40 sounds and phrases and 20 colourful light-up images. Perfect for holding a toddler's attention during a long drive. $40, indigo.ca




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Go Fishing Take 'N' Play magnetic game

This mini board is a great activity for little ones to practice their fine motor skills by trying to hook a fishie with a magnetic pole. $13, toysrus.ca




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Spirograph Travel Set

The spiral-y pen-and-paper fun of classic Spirograph now comes in a pint-sized version so artists can create masterpieces on the road. $14, mastermindtoys.com




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Spot It On The Road

Great for on the open road or in a city, this road-trip version of Spot It includes common travel sights like a school bus, baseball diamond, taxi cab and construction signs. $17, indigo.ca




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Simon Carabiner edition game

The fast-moving light-up memory game comes in miniature form, perfect for toting on the road. $18, indigo.ca




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Doodle Magic Travel Pack

Don't pack bulky colouring books, take this fold-up colouring station instead! It lets little Picassos create, wipe clean then start all over again. Includes markers and a cleaning cloth. $15, toysrus.ca




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Mad Libs

If your crew is a little older, classic Mad Libs is a great way to pass the time. They won't even know that they're learning nouns, adjectives and verbs on summer vacation. Super Silly Mad Libs Junior, $6, indigo.ca




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Nintendo 3DS XL

The large format 3DS is finally here! With an extra large screen, wayfaring kids will love playing games like Kirby: Planet RobobotMario Kart 7 and Super Smash Bros (which is a great multi-player game). Worried about eyestrain? The option to turn the 3D element on and off is a nice feature. $240, toysrus.ca

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This article was originally published on Jun 09, 2016
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