Sometimes keeping things simple does the trick and can make a world of difference. Here are 6 things that I bring to keep the kids entertained on a plane.
Ear Plugs or Headphones
Kids that are nervous of flying will enjoy less noise as possible. So wearing headphones or ear plugs certainly will help. Blocking out that loud airport noise and having a pair on hand for those on flight movies comes in handy.
Books or Cross Word Puzzles
One of things that I’ve learned about flying with my children was keeping them entertained. Passing the time away and keeping them busy is important. Grab a few new books and some cross word puzzles and they will love it! My kids love new surprises.
Having a tablet on hand allows them to play their favorite education games or watch a movie. (Of course on airplane mode). My kids also use their i-Pads to listen to music.
Picking up their favorite snacks from the airport before boarding your plane has also helped me. Sometimes, I’ll also grab some crackers from home to help with upset stomachs. My kids can be picky eaters so having a nice snack that they can enjoy certainly helps.
Small Blanket or Pillow
Usually we jet out early and the kids get tired. It’s nice to have a small soft blanket for them to use while napping.
Bring Something Special from Home
Believe it or not, kids get home sick so having their favorite toy in your carrying on bag gives them some comfort and having less anxiety.
What are some of your favorite things to take on a plane when you travel?