Top Toys To Entertain Children On A Flight

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One of the biggest challenges for some parents is figuring out a way to entertain their child on airplanes. We’ve all been there, either with your child or with someone else nearby with a restless child. It always brings joy when a child is staying busy looking out the window, playing with toys or using their imagination with some other object to keep them busy in flight.


Top 10 Toys To Entertain Your Child

So here’s one list of top 10 toys to entertain your child in flight along with some of my tips for keeping your child busy.

  1. Loom Bands
  2. Playdoh
  3. Lego
  4. Top Trumps
  5. Uno
  6. Usborne Activity Cards
  7. Magnetic travel game 
  8.  Aquadoodle! 
  9. Finger puppets 
  10. Sticker book

Our Approach: Keeping Baby Weekly Flyer Engaged

Our approach is to keep Baby Weekly Flyer engaged. We don’t look for 1 toy to entertain our child for the entire flight, but use a strategy to keep Baby Weekly Flyer engaged and enjoying the flight. Here’s our approach: 

  • Keep snacks and juice handy – we use watered down as as to not have too much sugar
  • Bring new toys – new toys typically get more air time then old ones
  • Interactive toys vs entertainment option only – we’ve found that stickers are a great option, the ones that aren’t too sticky so you can take them with you when you leave
  • Talk About the trip before hand – get your child excited about the flight in and of itself
  • Seat child at window – nothing like a little free plane TV to keep your child’s eyes glued to the scenery outside of the window

How to entertain child in flight

Bottom Line

Whatever you do, try to make the flight enjoyable with your child so you can both get the most out of the travel experience.

Do you have any interesting tips or tricks to keep your children entertained during flight? If you don’t have any children, do you have any good ideas for parents that they may not have thought about?


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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

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