Plane travel can be tricky with kids but there are ways to help the flight run smoothly and hopefully fast.
Pack a bag with goodies that are all a secret and surprise until you get on the plane.
Here are some things to take with you to keep the boredom away:
Car track – Make a material or cardboard portable car track.
DIY felt board – my kids love making pictures with their felt boards, you can make your own small felt board to pack.
Window clings – If you have a window seat, buy some window clings the kids can stick and peel off the windows.
Quiet book – Make a book with filled with pages of fun activities for the kids.
Threading – Dye some different shape pasta the kids can do threading with.
Counting – Make a simple counting abacus from cardboard, beads and string.
Magnetic board – Small magnetic boards are great and mess free drawing fun.
Playdough – Take a small tub of playdough, a plastic knife, cookie cutter and a rolling pin.
Books – Take a few of the kids favourite books for them to look at.
Colouring – Buy a new colouring or drawing book and some crayons.
Puzzles – Small puzzles are great for travel.
Screen time – If you have a tablet or phone with some games or shows, this is great way to get the kids to sit still for a few minutes, I usually keep this until they’ve tired of the other activities to buy some more sitting time.
Snacks – Airplane food is not always kid friendly and can be expensive so I would recommend taking plenty of snacks.
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