Airplane Activities for Toddlers


I sat by this cutie each plane ride and thought long and hard about what I was going to have in my bag with me for these plane rides with a toddler! She did AMAZING!

I wanted to write this in hopes that a few of these tips could help you too! One thing that I forgot to mention was that the first 5-10 minutes we used baby wipes to clean the seats, handles, tray, window etc- she loved “helping”

and it accomplished the obvious- a clean area! 


SILLY PUTTY: my little ones are obsessed with this. Such an easy thing to throw into my purse and take on the go! And it adds in some fun nostalgia from when we were little, too. The best part is that it doesn’t leave a mess, and makes my kids so happy. I love this pack from amazon because its easy and convenient to hand out to little friends too!

MAGNETIC BUILDING TILES: kids have so much room for creativity with these! They are easy to pack up and take on the go. I love that they all stay together, are super colorful, entertain for long stretches, and can even become a family activity. Love!

STICKERS: Melissa and Doug always has the perfect things for little hands! We love these sticker booklets that keep the kids entertained for ages. My girls especially love the Mermaid and Princess sets. The can create little scenes and stories all their own! These lasted a long time on the plane for my littlest love!

MOVIES: Sometimes the easiest way to pass the time on long flights is with their favorite movies. It’s always nice if mom and dad can enjoy them, too! We love Frozen and Stickman – both keep the whole family watching.

APPS: some of our favorite apps, especially for Adelaide on a plane ride are: Baby Coloring, Kiddopia, Balloon Pop, and Toddler Dress Up! Not only do they pass the time, but she learns something and expresses her creativity along the way!

MELISSA AND DOUG ON THE GO WATER WOW: these little pads are genius! You just fill up the little water pen, and your kiddos can go to town coloring every page without needing a million different markers. Plus, they’re reusable, so you’ll get so much use out of them!

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I hope this list is helpful for you….we traveled all summer and these were our go-tos each time! 


August 8, 2019


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