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3 Tips for Keeping Kids Busy on a Flight to Walt Disney World or Disneyland

  Kids Fly Happy  A Community For Frequent Flyers Of All Ages

Do you dread boarding an airplane with your child?  Ever get the evil eye from other passengers and read their lips as they pray to the almighty that you not sit in front of, beside, or behind them?

Maybe your kids are angels and you are looking for a way to reward their good behavior on the flight?  A fantastic new resource has materialized and its called Kids Fly Happy

Here’s a list of 3 Tips from the site that I thought were worth sharing with all my traveling Disney Friends.
  1. Cheap, lightweight presents wrapped in multiple layers – …take as many as you can handle, say one per hour, in your carry on luggage.  Wrap them in multiple layers like the game “pass the parcel” and have the kid unwrap layers to get to whatever is inside.
  2. Wikki Stix are lifesavers – Never heard of Wikki Stix?  They are twistable, stickable, buildable, playable one-of-a-kind creatables! No glue, no stains, no mess.
  3. iPhone and iTouch Apps for kids are brilliant – Preschoolers will love the “Monkey Preschool Lunchbox” App where they’ll learn and have fun by helping monkeys pack lunch! Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of five exciting educational games for your preschooler (ages 2 to 5)

Want to find out more tips and tricks for traveling with kids? Have a great idea that you’d like to share with other traveling parents?  Be sure and check out…

Kids Fly Happywww.kidsflyhappy.com
Planning a trip with the kiddos to Disney? Dreading the flight? Check out this GREAT resource. “Kids Fly Happy”

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  • Sharla

    Be careful with wrapping things- make sure you check the TSA rules because wrapped packages are not allowed.

  • http://twitter.com/MagicalMousecap Magical Mousecapades

    We use Monkey Preschool Lunchbox all the time for my 3-year old! Great post, Amanda!

  • http://twitter.com/Dizneydreamer Jennifer Meyering

    We load movies onto the iPod for Matthew to watch. Easier to carry around than a DVD player and DVDs… Will have to check out Monkey Preschool Lunchbox…

  • disneydivatips

    Love these ideas. We fly with our kids 1 or 2 times a year and are always looking for new ideas. I made the kids their own flight packs. I use a large soft pencil case with a window ($1 at walmart during back to school) and fill it with crayons small coloring books with stickers, pens, blank paper, small toys, etc. Each child gets their own on the plane and at a meal.

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Even if it goes thru the x-ray machine?

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Thanks! Have any other games downloaded for your 3 year old besides Money?

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Will the battery last an entire movie?

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Heck…I would like to have one of these kits on my next plane ride =)

  • Sharla

    Yep, they won't accept it into the x-rays. From TSA.gov: Remember! – do not wrap gifts you're taking on the plane. Security officers may have to unwrap gifts if they need to take a closer look. Please ship wrapped gifts ahead of time or wait until your destination to wrap them.

  • http://twitter.com/darrenmurtha Darren Murtha

    An iPod touch will last several hours…turn off WiFi to extend your battery life AND you can buy a “AA” battery adapter to charge it on the plane if the plane doesn't have USB ports.

    An iPad will last around 10 hours so if you are planning to travel, it's a great companion!

    Without carrying around crayons and markers, consider Drawing Pad (http://drawingpadapp.com) for a couple of bucks on the iPad.

    iPhone and iPod touch apps for preschoolers = Shape Builder and Preschool Connect the Dots Game:
    http://touchscreenpreschoolgames.com

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Thanks Darren. Great tips! I am coveting an iPad right now but think I will hold off until it has the camera and maybe a USB port

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