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Busy youngsters make for a better vacation and more enjoyable travel. In addition to keeping journals, travel games can the children busy and keep family peace. Here are a number of books with games and a number of compact games for taking with the family during travel.

 

Kidstravel: A Backseat Survival Guide/Includes Book, Pad, and Pouch With Game Pieces
by Klutz Press (Editor)  

 

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Spiral-bound: 48 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.29 x 11.38 x 10.35
Spiral/kit edition (April 1994)

Travel activity and game book 

Book Description

A full-color book of car-appropriate activities, plus a 100-page write-right-in-it game pad, and a vinyl pouch full of everything you need to do everything described. The only backseat survival kit endorsed by the Save the Parents' Sanity Foundation.

Winner of Canadian Toy Testing Council Award of Excellence, Parents' Choice Gold Award

Amazon Customer Review

21 and I still use it, June 23, 2002

Reviewer: tajeth from Bellingham, WA United States I got this many ears ago, and used it a lot. Somewhere in between now and then I lost it. A month or so ago I was going a trip that would require me sitting on an airplane and in the airport for a grand total of 11 hours. I bought this book. It not only kept me, but the 11 other college agepeople I was with entertained. We read each others palms and I was busy on the red-eye and not bothering people, quit the big feat for me. I totally recommend this for anyone going on a trip of any length, regardless of the age.  


The Everything Kids' Travel Activity Book: Games to Play, Songs to Sing, Fun Stuff to Do - Guaranteed to Keep You Busy the Whole Ride!
by Erik A. Hanson, Jeanne K. Hanson

 

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 8.80 x 8.24
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation;

 Travel activity and game book

 Book Description

Do you love riding on planes, trains, and automobiles but get restless on the way? If the answer is yes, take along The Everything Kids' Travel Activity Book and you'll be there before you know it! Packed full of puzzles, activities, quizzes, and game, this book provides hours of nonstop fun that can be done alone or shared with other kids. There's cool stuff to do, like:

Create your own postcard
Invent a new automobile
Play detective

The Everything Kids' Travel Activity Book also gives you answers to all sorts of crazy questions:

What makes your foot "go to sleep"?
Why does your sister cough?
Why do we daydream?

On top of all that, you can draw caricatures, test your memory, and even keep a weather diary. The traveling fun is so endless you'll never ask "Are we there yet?" again!


Just Plane Smart! Activities for Kids in the Air and on the Ground
by Edwin J. C. Sobey, Ed Sobey

 

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.31 x 8.49 x 11.01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade

Travel activity and game book

Book Description

Parents dreading the fidgeting and whining that usually accompany family airplane travel will welcome this unique new collection of at-the-seat activities. From designing your own airport to finding your way in the sky. . .from crossing time zones to understanding jet lag. . .from who's in the cockpit to what's in the black box. . .Just Plane Smart! is packed with fascinating facts, funny cartoons and riddles, brain-teasing puzzles, and high-flying things to do. Lap-sized, lighthearted, humorously illustrated, this fun-filled travel companion will stretch kids' imaginations, satisfy their curiosity, and keep them occupied--at 30,000 feet or at home on the ground.

From the Back Cover

Make Every Airplane Trip a Fun and Learning Experience! Young travelers will just love these cool and educational activities! Between departure and landing, they'll...find out how pilots know where to fly; Where luggage goes after it's checked; How all those meals get delivered,whether hot or cold; Complete their own flight log; Make a paper airplane that can turn just like a real plane (and see the physics of flight at work); solve crossword puzzles based on flight facts; Discover a... read more

Amazon Customer Review

Airplane fun for the road., June 17, 2000

Reviewer: A reader from Champaign,Il How to beat the wiggles in the seat for the plane ride? How nice to have a book full of fun things to do. Young travelers will love all these great activities.

All kinds of airport tests and games. Tell your parents thing they don't know about airport travel. Like where your bags go? Sometimes we wonder why there go to a different city. But this book is alot of fun.

This is a must for air travel..............


The Amazing Backseat Booka-Ma-Thing: Thousands of Miles Worth of Hands-On Games and Activities
by Kevin Plottner (Editor), the Editors of Klutz (Editor), Editors of Klutz

 

 

 

 Reading level: Ages 9-12
Spiral-bound: 18 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.37 x 8.83 x 8.19
Publisher: Klutz, Inc

 Travel activity and game book

Book Description

A hands-on book of backseat puzzles and games, including a sliding block puzzle, pinball baseball game and lift-the-acetate Magic Writer. All in all, an awful lot of all-quiet-on-the-backseat miles.

Winner of Canadian Toy Testing Council Three Stars Award, National Parenting Publications Award, Parents' Choice Approved, Selected as Outstanding by Parent Council

Amazon Customer Reviews

Too short, August 8, 2001

Reviewer: A reader from Somewhere Over the Rainbow. This book is supposed to have Thousands of Miles Worth of Hands-On Games and Activities, and yet it is only 18 pages long. This book'll last you for less than 100 miles before you get bored of it, I recommend Kids Travel instead.

Don't read this reveiw!, June 16, 2001

Reviewer: A reader from Dallas, Texas USA. Its one of my favorite books. It gives me hours of interactive entertainment. Stories, board games, contests, logic, and more. I think kids aged 7-12 would enjoy this


Now You See It... String Games and Stories, Book 2
by Michael Taylor

 

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 8.46 x 5.92
Publisher: Hawthorn Pr (Hawthorn House);

 

Travel activity and game book

 Editorial Reviews

Book Description

String games are fun. They invite children to exercise skill, imagination and teamwork. They are ideal for family travel, creative play, and party tricks.

Following the success of Pull the Other One!, this second book of string games has more of Michael Taylor's favourites. Now you see it ... has string games from ancient cultures, as well as new figures such as computers, space shuttles, and trampolines that have been invented by children today. Here are tried and tested string games and stories with clear instructions and diagrams, as well as string tricks and tips for performers, a rainbow string, and illustrations to color.


Travelmates: Fun Games Kids Can Play in the Car or on the Go-No Materials Needed
by Story Evans, Lise O'Haire (Contributor)

 
 

Paperback: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 5.20 x 7.78
Publisher: Crown Pub

 

Travel activity and game book


2002 Things to Do With Your Kids: Creative Ideas for Family Fun

 

by Caryl Waller Krueger

Hardcover: 623 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.82 x 8.56 x 5.80

Publisher: Galahad Books; ISBN: 1578661153; (May 2001)

Travel activity and game book 

Amazon Customer Review

This book is packed with lots of creative & fun ideas, October 10, 2001

Reviewer: catdogkidsfirst from USA You'll never get bored using this book for ideas to use for family fun with your kids. The book is easy to read and organized by chapters then by sections for that theme or subject. It even has ideas on how to get your kids to do chores, a list of excellent books for kids to read, a chapter about vitues and more. There are activities you can do with your toddler, preschooler, school-age child or adolescence. While thre are activities/ideas that may be approriate for a specific age group, you can never run out of things to do with your child.

 


 

A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES   

A -

ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY ORIENTED RESORTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FAMILY - OTHER

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AIRPLANE RIDES
ANIMALS
ART AND CRAFTS

ACTIVITIES, BOOKS, GAMES, IDEAS FOR TRAVEL

B -

BABY FOOD, ACCESSORIES, BABY SITTING
BASEBALL AND BASEBALL DIAMONDS
BARBERS AND BEAUTY SALONS
BATHROOMS

BEACHES AND BEACH ADVISORIES
BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS

BICYCLES

BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - BALLOONS, COSTUMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MAGICIANS
BOATS - CANOES, RENTALS, SAILING, TOURS AND SCENIC RIDES
BOWLING

C -

CAMPING
CAR SEATS
CHILDREN'S CAMPS
CHILD CARE CENTERS
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHRISTMAS
COMPUTER GAMES

D -

DANCE LESSONS
DENTISTS
DEPARTMENT STORES
DOCTORS - FOR CHILDREN
DOLPHINS PROGRAMS AND ENCOUNTERS

E -

ENVIRONMENT

F -

FISH FEEDING, FISHING - DOCKS - MARINAS - PARTY BOATS

FOOD - CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS , BURGERS , PIZZA

FESTIVALS

G -

GAMES - COMPACT FOR TRAVEL

GOLF
GYMNASTICS

H -

HOCKEY
HOSPITALS

I -

ICE CREAM

J -

JOURNALS, TRAVEL DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS FOR KIDS

K -

KARATE
KAYAKING

L -

LACROSSE
LESSONS (See
tennis, wind surfing, wakeboarding, piano,sailing, swimming, recreation programs, arts and crafts )
LIBRARIES

M -

MAGICIANS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS

N -

NATURE WALKS
NURSERY SCHOOLS (See CHILD CARE CENTERS )

P -

PARASAILING
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES
PIANOS LESSONS
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS (see also SCHOOLS)

 

Q -

QUARRY

R -

RAILROADS
RECREATION
READING
RESCUE SQUADS

 S -  

SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SCHOOLS (private),
SKATING
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SOCCER
SPAS
SUMMER RECREATION
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
SWIMMING

T -

TACOS
TENNIS COURTS AND LESSONS,
TOURS
TOYS
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING

V -

VIDEO MOVIE AND GAME RENTALS,

W -

WAKEBOARDING,
WALKING,
WINDSURFING SUPPLIES AND LESSONS,
WEDDINGS

Y-

YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),

Z -

ZOOS (see ANIMALS )

 

 


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