13 Ways to Keep Kids Occupied on a Flight

4. Card Games

There are numerous games you can enjoy with a pack of cards and they can be quite entertaining at any age. Rummy, Go Fish, Spades, Uno, Crazy Eights, Old Maid — the list goes on.

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5. Puzzles

Although the super large puzzles would be perfect since they can take hours the complete, this won’t work with the limited space on the airplane. You can still bring along, several smaller ones that can fit on the pull-out tray. Try to get some new ones for the flight though — chances are they can solve the ones they already have pretty quickly.

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6. Coloring books

There are lots of cool coloring books available these days, and not just those boring ones that many of us are used to. Mom.me has a list of the coolest coloring books for kids with options such as Oodles of Doodles, a tattoo coloring book, and even a Fab Fashion coloring book just in case your little one has dreams of being a fashion designer. If your tiny tot shows signs of being the next Van Gogh there’s a coloring book for the art obsessed too. Mom.me also lets you know where to purchase these items and how much they cost.

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Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

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