For car trips: "We travel with cookie sheets and a plastic tote filled with playthings. Easily held on a lap, a cookie sheet can be used as a surface for coloring, playing with magnets and Bendaroos, or holding a snack. It's an inexpensive alternative to a car-seat lap desk, and when it's not in use, it fits in the back pocket of the seat."
Travel-Tot Travel Childproofing Kit is a great idea! Purported to be “Safe as home, wherever you roam,” it certainly contains items that cover all your safety bases while on the go. Safe as Home, Wherever you Roam - Travel Gear: Travel tips for vacationing with kids | kids travel tips | kids activities tips - Trekaroo