Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kids & Airplanes

We are getting ready for yet another long airplane trip to Switzerland =).

My girls are totally used to all the traveling and they pack their own backpacks for the trip by now. We pretty much bring the same stuff each year... we added the i-pods when Grace was five and they finally got Nintendo Ds' last Christmas (but we used to bring Leap Pads along when they were younger). I figured this might be a handy little list. I realize all kids are different, some probably hate drawing while mine love it, lol.

Two books each (Erina already read the one below... even though it was supposed to be for the trip, ha, ha!!!)

Nintendo Ds Lite with games


Pocket Doodles keeps them entertained for hours!

Mad Libs! I even enjoy them =).

Sketch Pads, one medium, one small each.

A brand new box of colored pencils.

They each fill a medium zip lock baggie with Playmobil (mostly people and animals... no tiny pieces allowed, they are sure to get lost between the seats).

One can of playdoh each. Wonderful when they get bored... even at their age.

Pipe Cleaners! I know, funny item, but it works for my kids. They create all kinds of things with them... and the good thing is that you can use them again and again.

Plus a travel size pack of wipes, tissues, chewing gum (in case their ears won't pop), chap stick and a few snacks. Oh, and of course their Sigg bottles (we bring them on the plane empty and let the flight attendant fill it with water right away). We don't have the horse one, I bet Grace wishes it was hers... sigh.


  1. This time we have a direct flight... 11 hours 15 minutes. Coming home is one hour longer. Fun, fun!