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01-20-2004, 09:14 AM
We are going to WDW at the end of April and are flying down (2 1/2 hour flight). My children will be 5 and 2. I'm pretty sure I can keep the 5 year old busy, but could use some suggestions for the little one. Our flights at 11, so I'm planning on packing her a lunch, which will keep her busy all of 10 minutes. I'm already planning on some of her favorite picture books and she loves the color wonder markers. Any other ideas?
01-20-2004, 09:21 AM
A quick search turned up this thread (http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?threadid=17216&highlight=airplane+activities). There are some good ideas in there, but some of them may not apply to your youngest. Luckily your flight from PA to FL should be shorter.
01-20-2004, 09:28 AM
Does she like sticker books? I seem to remember my son spending 30-60 minutes doing an airport sticker book when we flew out to DL in May 2001 when he was 2.5 YO.
01-20-2004, 09:56 AM
I don't have experience with this situation (yet), but I seem to recall an idea that sounded good. Buy some of the window clings that people use to decorate for the holidays. (There should be plenty out with Valentine's day just around the corner.) Then let your little one sit in the window seat and play on the window. They should provide lasting entertainment as they can stick and restick in different places. Let me know if this works.
Hope you have a great trip. We are leaving in just 3 days with our 10 month old. Any ideas for entertaining a 10 month old on an 8/9 hour drive? I hope it's not too painful.
01-20-2004, 10:36 AM
The window clings are a great idea! I also remembered a product that saved my life on a long flight to Oahu a few years ago with my little one... Wikki Sticks (http://www.aeideas.com/wikki/). These things will stick to the fold down tray, to the window, anywhere. We made smilie faces, played tick tack toe, made chains, etc. She was fascinated by them. I found them at Target but I see you can find them online now.
I still stand behind the little gifts wrapped in tissue paper--my kids look forward to these when we take a plane trip and they aren't babies anymore :).
If all else fails, do what my friend does and bring a bag of Hershey's miniatures with her. She hands them out to passengers sitting near her as a peace offering when her children get a bit too loud. She says it works like a charm ;) .