Go to the dollar store! Get all sorts of little new trinkets and games. The novelty of them will keep them intrigued for a while. Travel games like checkers for the older ones. A Mini Magna doodle. Invest in the headphones if the movie is appropriate for the kids. Sticker books keep my 3 yr old entertained for a while. Books. And like browningmom said, GUM! Those ear pops aren't fun and the chewing will keep the discomfort to a minimum. Sippy cups for the littler ones (empty of course, so you'll have to buy the juice or water in the airport) so the swallowing will help their ears Little cars or trucks to run along the tray table. Hmm, I can't think of anything else, but I'm sure the dollar store will inspire you. That's what I do for any road trip or long trip. Good luck!
at 7:53 PM on Sep. 8, 2010