If you’re looking for tips on surviving a plane trip with a toddler this list of activities to keep a toddler busy on a plane will have you sorted! I’ve joked before that the best tip for travelling with a toddler is to not do it (just joking – sort of!) but if you are going on a plane with a toddler you really do want a bag of activities up your sleeve.
Activities to keep your toddler busy on a plane
I’ve shared some of my tips for flying with a toddler HERE and one of the main things is to be prepared. In all honesty, there is no guarantee that a plane trip will go smoothly but I guarantee that a trip with a bored toddler won’t go well. Pack lots of snacks, lots of activities and prepare for them to be entertained for the entire time (plus a bit extra for any delays and waiting around in the airport).
If you have an iPad or a tablet this is definitely the time to pull it out. You can find my favorite toddler apps HERE and I highly recommend the free trial of Amazon Kids Unlimited (even if you just use it for the trip!) You can find out more about Amazon Free Time Unlimited and get a free trial HERE. Don’t forget headphones!!! I recommend volume limiting ones like these.
I prefer to be overprepared for a flight so pack a few extra than what you think you will need!
Activities for Toddlers to do on a Plane
Color Matching Craft – Natural Beach Living
Airport Scavanger Hunt – Fun with Mama
On-the-Go Suitcase – Whats Up Fagans
Catch a Spider – Party Through the USA
Fishing Toy in a Tin – Homemade Gifts Made Easy
Craft Stick Puzzle – Motherhood on a Dime
Homemade Color Book – Craftulate
Color Matching Swatches – One Little Project
Matching Sticker Game – Tinkerlab
Matching Pole – Testy Yet Trying
DIY Portable Lego Kit – Fun at Home with Kids
Velcro Fine Motor Sorting and Matching – Best Toys 4 Toddlers
I hope you find these activities useful for keeping your toddler busy on a plane.
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