Taking kids on a plane is every parent’s worst nightmare. Whether this is your first time or your 30th, you’re going to be dreading something about sitting your little one down for hours at a time. Even though you’re getting a vacation out of it, you’ve got to travel there first, and who knows how well that’ll go?
After all, there’s nowhere to sneak off to if they get bored or cranky and start crying, and all the other passengers are going to be wondering where the noise is coming from!
All in all, it’s a stressful time for everyone. But does it have to be? No! That’s why you need some handy entertainment tips in your life right now! And thankfully, we’ve been there and done that; it’s why we’ve made a quick guide about the best ways to keep toddlers and young children entertained on a flight down below.
Pack a Small Activity Case
If you’ve got the space for it, pack a small box filled with coloring sheets, crayons, activity books, pens and plain paper, and even some craft instructions for your child to use. When you’re at the crux of your flight, break out the activity case (which shouldn’t be too hard to fit into a carry-on, so use that as a size guide!), and get them to work their way through it. When the time comes to get back on the plane for the way home, you can ‘refill’ the box with a few new things to do.