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10 Fun Ways to Keep Children Entertained During Air Travel

How to keep kids entertained on a plane - Kids activities for planes!

Flying with children can be a daunting prospect for many parents. The thought of a number of hours confined to a plane seat with little ones can understandably cause anxiety. and we've definitely been there! Here are some fun ways to keep children entertained during air travel:

1. Create a Travel Activity Kit:

Prepare a special bag or pouch filled with age-appropriate activities, such as colouring books, sticker books, puzzles, and small toys. Consider including a few new items your child hasn't seen before to enhance excitement. Some of our favourite activity packs are:

2. Bring Out the Electronics:

While screen time moderation is key, flights are the perfect occasion to relax those rules a bit. Load up a tablet or smartphone with movies, educational apps, games, and eBooks to keep kids engaged.

3. Storytime :

Reading is a great way to enagage your little one on a flight - even for a short amount of time. Bring a few of their favourite books and engage in some storytelling to keep them occupied!

4. Snack Attack:

Pack an assortment of snacks to keep hunger at bay and provide a welcome distraction.

5. Interactive Games:

Turn the flight into a game by playing classics like "I Spy," 20 Questions, or storytelling where each person adds a sentence to create a collective tale. For older kids, card games like Uno or travel-sized board games can provide hours of entertainment.

6. Arts and Crafts:

Get creative with compact art supplies like mini sketchbooks, markers, and clay. Encourage your child to document their travel experience through drawings or create fun crafts like friendship bracelets or paper airplanes.

7. Bring Favourite Toys:

Don't forget to pack your child's favourite comfort items or toys. Having familiar objects from home can provide a sense of security and comfort in an unfamiliar environment.

Flying with children doesn't have to be a stressful experience. By incorporating a variety of activities and entertainment options, you can keep kids engaged and entertained throughout the flight. Remember to stay flexible and adapt your kids entertainment plans based on your child's mood and needs. With a bit of creativity and preparation, air travel can become a fun and memorable part of your family's journey. Safe travels!


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