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We are planning an overseas trip next year and wanted to know any tips on how to entertain my 3 year old on the plane? It’s a 9 hour flight. She has a lot if energy and doesn’t like sitting still. Any suggestions will be appreciated


Posted by mom305544, 9th July 2019


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  • I spy. Puzzle books, colouring in books, reading books. Card games are good, so many different games you can play with one pack of cards


  • Pack a backpack with colouring, playing cards (UNO is a great game!) books etc. Also talk to the airline stewards. They can help as many airlines have kids activity packs on board. Also try to encourage sleeping by buying a fun neck pillow and eye cover. Depending on the child’s age you can get special inflatable pillows that allow them to lie flat on the airline seat. I think one brand is Plane Pal but I’m not 100% sure.
    Good luck!


  • Surprise the child with a new toy to occupy themselves with. Books are great and keep plenty of snacks on hand.


  • You can get up and do regular walks up the aisles. You can make a game out of it by getting them to look for someone in a red shirt and then someone wearing yellow etc. Otherwise it’s unfortunately mostly sitting activities like reading, coloring etc.


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