As we are continuing to prepare for our big trip to Orlando this week, I am going to share different ways that we are preparing. So to continue with the same series, I am now going to share DIY Airplane Survival Kits for Girls.
I shared my DIY Airplane Survival Kit for Toddlers yesterday and have one to share for older boys next, but want to share this lovely girls pack we gathered and made.
Like the Toddler one, it’s more complete with the Disney characters!
Remember that we have a 4.5 hour flight with 6 kids. I have teens and I have let them pack 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 8-year old daughter with you all for ideas for your daughter too. Whether you are flying or driving, a travel survival pack is a smart way to save sanity and money as it keeps them busy and entertained for a good long while.
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 8-year old girl’s airplane kit.
DIY Airplane Survival Packs for Girls
- 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 girls who love princesses, Minnie Mouse, Barbie, etc. I bought these at 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 girls’ 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 she 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 her ears for take-off and landing. I need gum too, so does she.
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 daughter to keep her busy?