Traveling during the holidays through packed airports or in a small car for long distances with children can be challenging. 

It may seem simple to give them a phone or tablet and allow them to watch television, but all of that screen time could have an adverse effect on their eyesight. Their favorite toys are usually too big and bulky to fit in a car or a plane, and there isn’t enough space for them to run around. With all of these realities, the thought of traveling with children during the holiday season may seem unbearable.

The sheer thought of holiday traveling with nothing to keep children occupied may be scary enough to cancel all travel plans. But, fear not parents, Travel Noire has got you covered. Here are seven items to help limit your child’s screen time and keep them occupied during the holiday season. 

Tomser’s Upgraded Kids Travel Tray with Dry Erase Top

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Tomser’s Upgraded Kids Travel Tray is the perfect multipurpose accessory to use during the holiday travel season. This activity tray comes complete with a dry erase board and 16 organizer pockets that can be used to hold things like coloring books, portable devices or small toys. Children can use the tray top to draw, play with toys or eat. The tray is foldable, sturdy and small making it the most versatile activity station suitable to keep your children busy during travel. 

Surekuo Store’s LCD Writing Tablet for Kids

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The Surekuo Store’s LCD Writing Tablet is the best combination of an etch a sketch and a multicolor scratch-art board. The writing tablet has eye protection built into the 22-inch screen, protecting children from the harmful radiation and glare that harms eyesight on normal devices. The dual screen feature can be turned on and off, so children have complete control over their designs and more space to let their creativity flow. The tablet comes with two drawing stylus pens making it possible for parents and children to use the board together. It’s lightweight, which only adds to all the reasons it is the perfect multi-use drawing tablet for holiday travel.

Winning Fingers Flashing Cube Electronic Memory & Brain Game

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The Winning Fingers Flashing Cube Electronic Memory & Brain Game is a fun 4-in-1 handheld game perfect for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Each game works to improve brain skills and hand-eye coordination. The first game, Chase Me, is one of speed. The object is to chase the moving light around the cube by pressing the buttons. The object of the second game, Catch Me, is to press all of the red blinking lights before time runs out. The third game, Follow Me, shows a pattern on one side, and the goal is to match it on the other to win. The fourth game, Remember Me, is similar to the classic game “Simon Says,” where the light flashes in a specific order, and the goal is to memorize that order. With three triple A batteries, this handheld cube is guaranteed to keep children occupied during holiday travel. 

Melissa & Doug Disney Cinderella, Belle & Rapunzel Magnetic Dress Up Bundle & Abby & Emma Magnetic Dress-Up

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Melissa & Doug’s magnetic dress up toy bundle is the perfect doll to keep young children occupied during travel. Each set includes a magnetic doll and plenty of clothing to mix and match the styles. The magnetic fashion and accessory pieces include everything from dresses and shirts to purses and gloves. It is the perfect travel companion for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old to keep them engaged in screen-free fun.

iBayam Store’s 186-Pack Deluxe Art Set

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Filled with everything a little artist could possibly need to make a masterpiece, the iBayam 186-Pack Deluxe Art Set is the perfect mini art studio on the go. This kit includes 60 crayons, 24 acrylic paints, 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor palettes, 2 drawing pads, a coloring book, 2 sketch pencils, 8 paint brushes, 10 sandpaper blocks, 2 color wheels, a pencil sharpener, a ruler and an eraser. The supplies are packed neatly into a wooden art case making it easy to carry for holidays on the go.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera + MiniMate Accessories Bundle + Fuji Instax Film Value Pack

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The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera is the device that stands the test of time. Children can capture their favorite moments and savor them forever with this instant camera. The bundle comes complete with the camera, 40 instax film, a fitted case with a strap, photo accessories for designing the images, a 64-page photo album and 5 colored plastic frames. This camera will not only keep children busy during travel, but also help them remember the moments that made the trip special in the future.

BMAG Store’s 130PCS Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks

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BMAG’s 130-piece Magnetic Tiles building pack is perfect for little architects. The different size and shaped tiles give children the ability to design anything that they can dream up and redesign it with ease. Each kit comes with an idea booklet to help children generate ideas on what to build. The magnetic tiles are flat and lightweight making them the perfect building blocks to put in a bag and bring along for holiday travel.

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