Summer vacation provides a great opportunity for families to hit the road and enjoy a fun getaway together. And while the destination may be some place exotic or exciting, the trip there may be less than thrilling, especially for young kids. So before you head out on the road or board a plane for your summer family trip, stock up on some fun educational games.
These educational games from MindWare will help keep kids entertained (and parents stress-free!) while on the road:
Travel Qwirkle: A mini-version of MindWare’s best-selling game! This tactile block game combines logic and strategy with easy-to-learn rules. Plan your moves to create columns and rows of matching colors and shapes; score big when you place a tile that works in multiple directions. It’s perfect for travel, with 3/4 –inch, solid wood tiles in a zippered pouch. (Ages 6 and up)
Friendship Bracelet Maker Traveler: Celebrate friendship and creativity with our portable Traveler Friendship Bracelet Maker. The Traveler features a weaving work surface with slide-out storage drawer and 20 pre-cut threads in bright shades that appeal to every child. Color instructions are included. (Ages 6 and up)
Imaginets: This magnetic toy is perfect for road trips! The sturdy wood carrying case features durable hinges and rope handles that are perfect for little hands to grasp. Inside, brightly-colored magnetic blocks can be arranged on the boards to replicate any of the 50 full-color design challenges, including animals, faces, vehicles, sports, structures and more. Plus, the magnetic board surface doubles as a dry-erase board, so kids can decorate a backdrop for their creations. (Ages 3 and up)
Lab Mice: This MindWare original encourages you to use critical thinking to create pathways. The tricky part? No paths can intersect! Lab Mice is the cheese-chasing brainteaser where you connect the matching pairs of mice and cheese. (Ages 8 and up)
Are you taking an educational road trip or vacation this summer with your family?