13 Ways to Keep Kids Occupied on a Flight

13. Etch-a-Sketch

Many of us played with these for endless hours as kids, and fortunately, they’ve stood the test of time and are still sold online and in many toy stores today. You can purchase the classic Etch-a-Sketch, the more modern variations, such as the one from Fisher Price which comes with a magnetic pen, or opt for a magnetic drawing board which comes with cute little stampers and a handle for easy carrying.

I know that kids have different likes and dislikes, but with the range of activities listed above there has to be things on the list that can occupy your little one during a long flight. Keep in mind that as much as possible, you should also try to have a little playtime with them; engage in a card game or two, or try your hand at the Etch a Sketch, after all you’re never too old to have a bit of child-like fun!

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