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Toddler Activities in a Britax Car Seat – Giveaway

Check out these road trip activities and leave a comment for a chance to win $50!

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You have a safe and comfortable car seat, every item you need is packed, you’ve prepared the perfect play list, and you are ready to hit the road.

Wait! You need these 8 Toddler Activities that are perfect to work on in a car seat!

Stickers

Toddler Activities Car Seat

Stickers are perfect for kids of all ages to play with while in their car seat. It is a great activity for fine motor skill development and if you put them on a plastic container (shown above), they can come off and be moved around. Younger children might like to stick them on their hands and older children will enjoy creating a sticker story (create a scene with stickers then tell or write a story about it).

Tip: If your little one is having trouble getting the stickers off of the sticker sheet by himself, take the background sticker off so all that’s left are the stickers themselves and there is space to pinch and grasp them.

Toddler Wallet

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 Create a DIY Toddler Wallet by buying an inexpensive wallet that can hold pretend money, old gift cards, pictures, keys, etc. Opening, closing, adjusting the velcro and adding to it at every stop provides endless fun on a road trip.

Magnets on a Cookie Sheet

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Manipulate and play with magnets on a cookie sheet. Whether it is alphabet magnets, princess magnets, or animal magnets, this is a fun activity that is perfect for the car seat and easy to store when you aren’t using it.

Window Clings

window-clings

Window clings are so fun to play with at home, why not try them in the car! If you can’t reach the window, put them on a cookie sheet. Window clings are inexpensive. I usually find mine at the dollar store or at Target’s dollar section.

Snacks

Travel Snacks

Keep snacks fun and try to eliminate the mess by putting them in a small muffin tin or even in a plastic container with a lid that has different sections.

Books

books in the car seat

Books are a MUST for a road trip, especially your child’s favorite books (you know, the ones you feel like you read EVERY night). They will be perfect for reading while in the car seat and then you will also have them for bed time when you reach your destination.

Fruit Loop Bracelets

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Make an edible bracelet using Fruit Loops or Cheerios and a pipe cleaner. All of the hard work pays off when you get to eat it. (This picture was taken at a restaurant, not in his car seat.)

Travel Felt Board

felt-board

Make a DIY Felt Board by wrapping a piece of foam board or another light weight rectangle with a piece of felt. Secure it with glue or tape. Then, cut out different felt shapes for your child to create designs with. So fun!

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23 Comments

  • Reply mami2jcn

    The worst road trip was when we accompanied my husband to an out-of-state interview. My sons were 2 and 3 at the time. We thought it would be fun to visit the area while my husband interviewed. During the trip our 3 year old got some kind of stomach bug and threw up repeatedly in the car.

    December 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Oooooh man! Poor thing and poor you! Throw up is the worst!

      December 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      YOU WIN! I’ll email you details about your prize. Congrats!!!

      January 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm
      • Reply mami2jcn

        Thanks!

        January 11, 2017 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Christin

    My favorite road trip is to the Outer Banks every summer! We leave the day after school lets out (hubby and I both teachers) and we stay for 2 weeks. This year we will take our 6 yr old and 6 month old! We’ll see how it gors! Thanks for the tips!!

    Christin

    December 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      That sounds fabulous!

      December 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Allie G

    Our best road trip was to the beach this summer. My child did great and was happy the whole time.

    December 27, 2016 at 4:38 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Sounds like the perfect trip! Awesome!

      December 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Trisha Burgess

    My worse road trip was when my son was 6 months and hated the car! It was terrible, he literally screamed the whole time!! My best road trip was the last one I took with my dad! So many memories and truly the best trip ever, especially now that he’s passed away.

    December 28, 2016 at 2:14 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Sounds like great memories!

      December 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    The worst road trip ever was when milk got spilled in the back of the van and then soured. Oh, man, the stick was terrible!

    December 28, 2016 at 2:42 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Awwww man!

      December 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Kyle

    Our best road trip was to visit family in New Hampshire. Everything went very smoothly ( which is rare). Our worst was when the car broke down and we had to wait for hours for the tow truck to come

    December 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Oh I can’t even imagine how long that wait felt!

      December 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Heather Sebastian

    Our best was to the Washington coast (it was GORGEOUS) and the worst was to Seaside Oregon…I got the flu while we were driving there. Ugh. It was the WORST.

    Thanks for the super great giveaway! Happy New Year!

    December 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply ADAM & Mila - Emil

    We went to Suzhou Gardens two weeks ago, only a couple of hours outside Shanghai where we live. On the way there everything was fine – but on the way back, omg you cannot believe the drama that Adam put up. My wife and I couldn’t agree on whether safety was more important or letting him out of the chair to get comforted was more important (guess which side I was on). In the end we took a huge 45 minute break at a toll gate – then when we were again ready to go rush hour traffic set in. The whole trip ended up being two hours longer than it should have been. Would have loved to have some of the stickers and magnets for Adam to play with – will try next time. Though it will probably be a while before I dare take him on a road trip again.

    Thanks for sharing, great ideas!

    December 30, 2016 at 8:02 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Oh no! I can relate. =) Yes, next time have a stash of stickers in your purse. =)

      January 3, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Teresa

    Our best road trip was this summer, from San Diego to Portland!

    December 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Awesome! I’ve never been to Portland.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Kelly D

    Our best road trip was to upstate NY to visit my Aunt. My son was great for the entire trip and we made good timing, plus it was so scenic.

    January 1, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Perfect!

      January 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Christine R Olander

    my best-worst trip was when my family and i went to the beach in 2015. My daughter, 20 months old at the time, was teething. Cutting 4 molars all at once. For the first 3 days we were all miserable. She didn’t want to eat, sleep or play. She just cried and was super clingy. After the teeth cut through the rest of the vacation was fun. The car ride home she slept so peacefully.

    January 29, 2017 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Alyssa Hudecek

    Worst road trip was to my aunts house. Baby cried most of the way there!

    March 6, 2017 at 3:06 am
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