16 ways to entertain a kid on a plane
Ok, so you have a kid now. Everything changed. But you want to travel and party and be your regular self. That didn’t change. But the thought of your kid and you trapped on a plane for hours… just drives you mad.
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First of all, don’t worry. They serve wine.
Second of all, I’m going to share my ultimate secret ways of entertaining kid on a plane. That don’t include your phone or an tablet.
The key in this situation (like in any other situation that involves kids) is preparation!
1. First thing is to buy a bunch of small toys and wrap them with different colorful paper. Hand it to the child every 30 to 60 minutes. Works like a charm every time.
2. Pack rainbow craft sticks. This will buy you at least 20 minutes. Just keep an eye on other people’s eyes ?
3. Pack some cards like Uno.
4. Eating stuff can be a great source of entertainment (and it can be really time consuming). Pack some non messy snacks. Make sure kids like the food you pack. Sliced apples or carrots. Tangerines (Ok this one is messy, but very time consuming).
5. Try to book a window seat. The view will certainly occupy you little one for a few minutes.
6. Pack some books. 1 of your kid’s favourite, so it will relax him. And one new, to keep him focused.
8. Print some drawings. So that while travelling kids can color them.
9. Wrap his favourite toy with band-aids, tapes. So that he can spend time playing, peeling, pulling and wrapping for hours.
10. Finger puppets are endless entertainment for toddlers.
11. Make some sponge blocks of your own. But be prepared for an ultimate cleaning experience. The blocks are going to be everywhere. So have some more wine and tip the flight attendant.
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12. Bubble wrap can also make a great entertainment.
13. Pack A-Art-Dot washable markers and wipes.
14. Toilet paper and tissue statues.
15. Don’t forget some portable and plane friendly board games. Like Bananagrams, Scrabble Folio, Snake Ladder and Ludo.
16. Puzzles. Especially with views of the places you are going to. But keep track of the dropped pieces.
Main photo credit Clem Onojeghuo