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6 Travel Toys for Big Kids

  • It's Flipping Fun
    The tiles on Flip to Win Hangman are secured by elastic: no lost pieces in the car! ($12.99; melissaanddoug.com) 6 and up

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  • Pipe Dreams
    No room to bring his skateboard to Grandma's? Take Mattel's X Games fingerboards. He can practice skater tricks with two fingers, no helmet required. ($4.99; at Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys "R" Us stores) 8 to 12

  • Snap, Crackle, Crop
    Crayola's Digital Camcorder is worth packing. Besides being an easy-to-use, durable kid movie maker, it comes with cool photo-editing tools. Kids can turn their best vacation pics into scrapbooks, photo frames, puzzles, and slide shows. ($69.99; sakar.com) 5 and up

  • Deep Sea, Driving
    Haba's made that popular logic game, Sudoku, into a younger version by using pirate-themed pictures. Pirates' Junior Sudoku has magnetic pieces that stick to the tin carry case, so they won't end up between the seats. ($14; maukilo.com) 5 and up

  • Twist and Shout
    Rubik's Cube 360 is as addictive as the all-time classic brainteaser. The idea is to get the colored balls from the inner sphere into the matching slots on the outer sphere by twisting and shaking them through holes. It's bound to keep a kid hooked for a good many miles. ($14.99; hasbrotoyshop.com) 8 and up

  • Leave it to Weaver
    Tween girls hate to be parted from their pals. Have her spend her travel time making bracelets for the buddies she's missing with the Friendship Wheel. ($17; alextoys.com) 8 and up

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