Hitting the road this summer? We’ve got you covered. Toy Insider Assistant Editor Madeleine Buckley stopped by ABC in Denver to show off some of the best toys to keep kids entertained on long car rides this summer. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • The Colorforms Travel Set is perfect for on-the-go play.
  • Take it in the car, on the plane, or wherever you’re traveling.
  • This fold-out set with a re-sealable closure comes with 2 colorful play scenes and 3 sheets of colorful, re-stickable Colorforms pieces that tuck neatly away for mess-free fun.
  • The set comes in 3 themes based on kids’ favorite TV characters: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Paw Patrol, and Care Bears.
  • Ages 3+
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Kahootz Toys and Amazon


  • We all know and love the best-selling I SPY books.
  • For the first time ever, match I SPY images to the world outside the car with this great summer travel card game.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $6.99
  • Available: Barnes & Noble


  • The most popular arcade games from decades past have reemerged in a miniature size!
  • Mini Arcade Games are scaled down versions of classic games featuring authentic game play and nostalgic appeal, with retro-styling and sounds just like you remember!
  • Ms. Pac-Man, one of the most popular videogames of all time, features the beloved character moving through the maze to eat pac dots while avoiding the ghosts – help her get a power pellet to temporarily eat the ghosts and score bonus points!
  • With the addictive Tetris game, players move and rotate the shapes as they fall to build complete lines and score points. Get bonus points for clearing multiple lines at once!
  • With Galaga, fight off swarms of alien armies as quickly as possible before they attack, and play the Challenging Stages to score bonus points.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99 each
  • Available: Best Buy, Amazon