Long weekends and holidays are the perfect excuse to get away for a few days. If you’re lucky enough to require going by air, you no doubt will need to pack a bag full of kids activities to keep little monkeys occupied and happy on the journey. These are my plane-travel essentials:
– Keep the contents of the bag a secret until you are on the plane… This always works to make it a big deal.
– Have a few new items in their bags that you bought specifically for the trip.
– Let them have a bag each that they can carry. This also allows them to be ‘helpers’ and responsible for their own stuff.
Each bag contains: 2 x Usborne Activity Books, a Day At The Zoo colouring set, new crayons in their own pencil case, 3 x mini puzzles that are not precious, a ‘find it book’, a longer novel if they are keen and a bag with only 3-5 toys (ones you don’t really care if they get lost or another monkey takes ownership of).
The most important thing of course: have fun! We hope your holidays are enjoyable and stress free.