Traveling with children can be challenging, to say the least. One of the best ways to make air travel easier is by keeping them occupied with fun and engaging games. Being prepared with plenty of activities and games when you board can help ensure an easy and effortless trip. Consider these five entertaining airplane games for kids:
1. Joke Books and Puzzles. Bring along a few joke books for the kids and encourage kids to try them out on each other. Puzzles like word searches, crossword puzzles and sudoku can keep kids engaged and occupied for hours as well. Bring along a few booklets of MadLibs and join in the fun with your most creative nouns, verbs and adjectives.
2. The classics. Bring a drawing pad, crayons and pencils along and let your kids amuse themselves as you soar above the clouds. From drawing their own pictures to playing the classics like tic tac toe and hangman, kids are experts at whiling away the hours creatively.
3. The Alphabet Game. This game starts with the sentence, “I went to the grocery store and bought ______”, and the blank is filled in with a food item that begins with the letter “A.” The next person adds a food item beginning with the letter “B,” the next person “C,” and so on; the challenge is that each person also has to remember all the items that were said before, in order!
4. Technology: E-Readers, Apps and More. E-readers can supply your kids with games as well as plenty to read, as most e-readers hold thousands of books. The English/Spanish Smart Play Pad lets kids have fun while learning. Why not use available technology to keep your kids entertained? There are literally thousands of cool game apps for your phone or tablet that are free or 99 cents. Stock up and have a peaceful flight!
5. Playing Cards. A deck of playing cards and a book with a variety of card games to learn can offer a great way to encourage your kids to take a break from technology — at least for a short time.
Flying with children can be challenging, but you can make it much easier by keeping them enchanted (or at least distracted) with cool games and activities. Bring along these entertaining airplane games for kids, and you’ll be at your destination before you know it! Shop Lillian Vernon for even more kids toys and games ideas.