Kid Activities for Plane Ride have help my family and I. There’s few things more exciting that riding on an airplane. What happens when you have to wait hours for a flight, and the pilot announces that there will be delay? Based on my flight experience, I’ve put together a couple of games and activities to occupy kids who are waiting. I’ve had my fair share of flights with my children, where from time to time we had a long delay before takeoff because of some reason or another. These are some of the games we played which helped keep them entertained.
When you’re stuck on a plane with your kids for hours, sometimes it’s just about keeping them calm and entertained.
Kid Activities for a Plane Ride
- Pre-download games/ movies an electronic. My son has a Nintendo Switch that has Mario Kart downloaded on it. We took turns racing each other, and he enjoyed watching me play.
- An eye spy book(and then try to guess what they are). We turned that into a competition to see who could find the most things first.
- Reading a book is a great activity! If you have an option between bringing an e-book or printed book, I recommend the former. This way it is one less thing to carry.
- Coloring book—this one might be tricky if the ride is bumpier than usual. Guess what I am thinking game: someone thinks of anything (could be an object/animal/anything), and the person trying to guess what they are thinking can only ask yes/no questions. This helps keep them occupied for longer periods of time if there isn’t much else going on!
- Make action figures and or masks out of paper (less to carry on a plane) to play with instead of real toys. If the kiddo is hard on toys they might rip it though.
- A card game such as Pokemon, uno or any card game that would be easy to carry on a plane.
Hopefully if you’re in this situation, you can use these Activities to keep your own kids entertained. For anyone stuck with a screaming baby on one of their flights, I don’t even have words for how sorry I feel for you. I am not a doctor, and I cannot speak for anyone other than myself (although the things that worked for me might work for your child, too). T If they look groggy and/or need some help waking up, try some of these tips to help them get through the flight in a healthy way. If you have any additional ideas that worked for you, please share them in the comments.
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