How do you keep a 3 year old entertained on a plane?

When talking about traveling to other parents, one of the main concerns seems to be flying with children. Just a thought of kids on planes makes many people anxious. But if you are prepared well, there is really no need to stress!

Air travel with toddlers and preschoolers is probably the most challenging because young kids need to be entertained all the time… So the most common question I get is what to pack and how to entertain kids at the airport and during the flight.

In this post, we share some tips about what our children pack to take on the plane. Travel essentials and plane activities for kids that have been tested time and again.

When this article was first written, our boys were 5, 5, and 7 years old. Their carry-on luggage has been packed in pretty much the same way since they are out of diapers. 43 flights and counting at that time.

I have updated this article recently to include our top airplane activities for kids. We have flown with our kids numerous times since and I stopped counting the number of flights. I can tell you that it does get easier and their carry-on gets lighter with the years. But the basiscs, our top tips for what to pack in kids’ hand luggage remain the same. Take a look!

How do you keep a 3 year old entertained on a plane?

Is it hard to fly with a 3 year old?

3-4 Years Old In comparison to the three years before, flying starts to get a lot easier at this stage. As preschoolers, my kids would sit still and watch a whole movie, gab with the flight attendants, and show concern for (and often entertain) younger children in the cabin when they were fussy and tired.

How do I keep my toddler happy on a plane?

Tips for Lap Toddler Success.
Pick the right flight and time. ... .
Maximize your chances of getting an extra seat. ... .
Electronics are a must. ... .
Bring non-electronic entertainment to keep little fingers busy. ... .
Bring a wide variety of snacks. ... .
Walk the aisle. ... .
Pack a baby carrier. ... .
Don't stress the nap..

How do you occupy a toddler on a long flight?

To keep your toddler entertained on the flight these are the best toys for toddlers on planes, which are also great road trip activities for toddlers: favorite books, snacks, a buckle toy, finger puppets, coloring books and, reusable stickers.

What can kids do when their bored on a plane?

Airplane Activities for Kids to Keep Them Busy All Flight Long.
Magnetic Games..
Card Games..
iPad Games..
Online Games..
Learning Activities..
Miniature Versions of Toys..