7 Fun-Filled (and Screen-Free!) Activities to Keep Kids Engaged During Long Car Rides

There are few things more stressful than driving with restless children. That's why we've rounded up these fun and engaging travel activities (sans electronics) from Target, BuyBuy Baby and more to keep your kids entertained in the car.

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Activity book from Bed Bath & Beyond photo

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Coloring Activity Book

Packing an engaging activity and coloring book for a road trip is a no-brainer. This mess-free booklet is jam-packed with exciting coloring pages, games and puzzles designed to help keep kids happy and busy. The activity book even comes with a 24-pack of crayons so your little ones have everything they need to stay entertained. Plus, since you can personalize the book's cover, you won't have to worry about any sibling disputes over whose book is whose. ($11; bedbathandbeyond.com)

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Magnetic tangram set from Target photo

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Magnetic Tangram Set

Looking for a game that inspires creativity, challenges logic and occupies hours of time? This magnetic tangram set hits all those checkpoints and more. The brain teaser set features 48 challenging shape maker outlines and seven magnetic tiles that your child will try to correctly place into the outlines. The compact set is small enough to fit comfortably on your child's lap, and the magnetic tiles stick to the base for a fuss-free game. Trust us, it's so fun your kids won't even think about reaching for electronics. ($15; target.com)

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Search and find book from Bed Bath & Beyond photo

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Search and Find Book

If your child loves "Where's Waldo" or the "I Spy" books, they're sure to love this engine-inspired search and find book. Your kid can playfully point out and count every motorized object on the crowded pages, while following along with silly characters and their stories. To make this book even more interesting, challenge your kiddos to search for similar vehicles out of the car window for bonus points. ($13; bedbathandbeyond.com)

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Magnetic sketch pad from BuyBuyBaby photo

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Doodle Pro

If you're nervous about packing messy markers when embarking on a long road trip, opt for this stain-free doodle pad instead. Kids can channel their inner artist with the magnetic pen and shape stampers. For added inspiration, challenge your little Picasso to draw the scenes and objects you pass by while journeying to your destination. ($20; buybuybaby.com)

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Pack of card games from Target photo

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Card Games

Introduce your young one to classic card games with these adorable cartoon playing cards. Each deck of cards is specifically designed for either Go Fish, War, Slap Jack or Pass & Match. Instead of using traditional card suits, however, these cards include fun cartoon shapes for a simpler, kid-friendly deck. ($6; target.com)

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Coloring and sticker book from BuyBuyBaby photo

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Coloring and Sticker Pad

It's no secret that an easy way to incentivize your kids, while keeping them busy is to give them a lot of stickers — and these sticker pads have a lot of stickers. Whether your child loves creatures and critters or motors and vehicles, this sticker pad has you covered. Bonus: You can make a game out of it by awarding kids with stickers that match the animals or objects you may be thinking of. ($10; buybuybaby.com)

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Hangman and memory games from BuyBuyBaby photo

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Hangman and Memory Games

The popular guessing game gets a modern makeover with this interactive hangman board. Equipped with flippable letters and body parts, the game will feel that much more suspenseful. Along with Hangman, this set also features seven thrilling memory games for a bonus challenge. ($30; buybuybaby.com)

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