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Travel games for kids

I have 3 kids, 2 girls, 4 & 3 and a boy 1. we are about to take plane trip that is approx 18 hours! any suggestions on toys to keep them quiet and entertained?
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iammalak

Asked by iammalak at 12:14 PM on May. 5, 2010 in Travel

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  • they make lots of mini travel games now. Also color books, or dvd's, necklace making, barbies or my little ponies with hair brush, or all do each others hair, or they use to have those "weaving looms" with stretchy bands where you could make pot holders (not sure what they are called-sorry but I know they still sell them) or make up silly stories taking turns telling parts of the story. Make up make over... Lots of little things (they dont have a long attention span. We just drove 23 hr trip with 2 girls 3 & 4 so LOTS of patients!!!!! ) Not sure what they allow on a plane( I have never been on one) but I assume they would have someone also at the post office (such as customer service) that can offer ideas that are allowed on the plane as well. Oh and Naps are good too ...:)
    hotrodmomma

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 12:22 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • We brought Bend-A-Roos on our last flight. They were a lot of fun. There is a lot in the package. We even shared with another kid on the flight. They are like pipe cleaners, but sticky. They even stick to the plane's window and tray. I think the reason they might have enjoyed them so much was that they had never seen them before, it was something new. Also, bring treats like M&Ms that they don't usually get to have. I saw a few kids with a little DVD player. I thought that was a great idea. Our flight was only 3 hours though, good luck!
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 12:33 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • Familyfun.go.com has some great ideas for games and travel activities.
    http://familyfun.go.com/vacations/travel-games-for-tray-tops-713650/ That's the specific link to the travel games.
    http://www.momsminivan.com/
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Surviving-Plane-Rides-With-Small-Children
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=226819

    You could play "I Spy". They have "I Spy" books sold at Barnes and Noble.
    You can also make puppets at home before time and play with those on the plane.
    A small magnet board to use magnets on. Make up storylines.
    You could also do a learning laptop (bought at walmart for 20 dollars or less).
    Portable DVD player.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:58 PM on May. 5, 2010

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