Amongst others, one reason my husband and I both work is so we can afford travel. We work hard so we can play hard. For all of our grand adventures, we’re probably on planes at least three times a year. Needless to say, our 3 boys have become quite the airport aficionados! But it hasn’t always been that way. I used to constantly look for ways to keep my kids entertained on the airplane. It’s easier now than it was in the past since we have tablets, handheld gaming consoles, and other electronics, but those aren’t always available for each child. So, whether you’re an airport expert or not, here are seriously genius ways to entertain your kids on an airplane (without electronics).
Mother first, teacher second. Either way, you’re always, ALWAYS going to hear me pushing for books and reading! And why NOT read on the airplane?! There are some excellent books to read with your child all about airports and travel, especially if they are a bit reluctant or nervous. One book I love to read at the airport is Richard Scarry’s “A Day at the Airport”. If you buy the book, it comes with an interactive sticker set. “Knuffle Bunny Free” by Mo Willems is another favorite, or you could go for wordless scavenger hunt books like “Where’s Waldo?” and “I Spy”.