We have one of those too. So I wanted to share what we put in our son’s airplane bag. He is 6 years old and so this kit is perfect to keep him busy for a good long time! Let me share with you the DIY Airplane Survival Kits for Boys.
Like the others, this one too has some fun Disney characters included.
You may remember that our next flight is a 4.5 hour flight with 6 kids. Our teens and older kids have packed their own bags which include books tablets, headphones and the same snacks that I have in these kits, but an entire pack of gum for each.
However, I am going to share the pack for my 6-year old son with you all for ideas for those of you that have a son who is young. We have found these packs to be perfect for flights, but they have been awesome for road trips too.
I also make these and “surprise” them with their packs, and they love it every time!
Let me share with you what I put in my 6-year old boy’s airplane kit.
DIY Airplane Survival Packs for Boys
- Bright colored cinch-sack backpack as it is super lightweight, brightly colored to spot her in a crowd, and cheap! I buy these in packs of 6 for super cheap. They each have a different emoji face and I have 6 kids, so it works super well. They generally only last a few flights or road trips, but are perfect during that time. These are also the bags my kids have in the theme parks because I can spot them in a crowd with the bright color (if we get separated or they are walking further ahead) and holds their snacks, jacket and more for the day.
- Activity packs – these include coloring sheets, mazes, puzzles and and other misc. for boys who love cars, transformers, legos – anything. Walmart for $1.47 each.
- Sticker packs – like hundreds of stickers. I also bought these at Walmart. They range from $0.97-$2.47 a set and again come in many popular boys’ themes.
- Colored pencils and crayons, along with a pencil pouch to keep them organized.
- Snacks – I take savory and sweet snacks. Animal crackers and pretzel sticks are in the bag, plus a fruit roll-up. I have also included a breakfast bar in this pack as she will need her pack early in the morning.
- Gum – there are a few pieces of gum so he can have at least one for take-off, one for landing and one for the middle of the flight. The gum helps with the air pressure on his ears for take-off and landing. I need gum too, so does he.
This is the pack I have for the flight to Orlando, but just as I mentioned in the previous posts, I have actually made up a ziploc of themed snacks for each day in the parks to go into their cinch-sacks. I also have a new set of airplane survival kit supplies hiding in my suitcase to refill this pack for the flight home.
When you want to travel as a family, you find a way to make it work!
What do you take on a flight for your son to keep him busy?