Backseat Driver

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child, parent

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind builder


Cure car-cabin fever with this amusing on-the-go game.

Keeping children entertained while traveling can be a challenge for many parents. Here’s an easy, low-cost, high-fun way to keep your child busy during your next car trip.

Hitting the Road

  • Apply adhesive magnets to toy cars. (You can find these magnets at craft and discount stores.)
  • Fill an oven baking tray with the cars and others small magnetic toys, such as plastic letters. (Before you leave home, test the tray to be sure it’s magnetised. This will prevent a back seat full of wayward toy cars.)

Your little roadster will have so much fun pushing his toys around, he’ll forget all about feeling fussy.