Airline travel advice for children often focuses on activities and games for the actual flight without mentioning the hours spent waiting at the airport before the flight takes off. Plan or forget these moments of time, set a positive tone for the rest of the flight, and relieve stress from waiting at the airport.
Wait at the ticket counter. Poster time! Place a variety of inexpensive stickers in a convenient place and pass them when you enter the ticket line. Let children spend time in luggage decorating line with stickers. In addition to entertaining children, it makes it easy to discover your luggage on the baggage claim pie. A large amount of inexpensive stickers is best for this.
Waiting for security to clear. This is the time to play counting games. Calculate the number of people wearing baseball caps, wearing shorts or text messages on the phone. Use your imagination and powers of observation to keep the game extended as long as possible. Once the children lose interest, it is time to switch to new activities such as balance and strenuous exercises. Find out who can stand on one leg taller, touch his toes or even pass through a series of steady stretches.
Waiting for the plane to board. exercise time! Find an empty portal and play running and agility games. Walking like a giant, racing to a tumor pole in circles – but remains in control of children. The ultimate goal is to spend as much energy as possible before boarding the plane.
Waiting for take off. After boarding the plane, there are still at least 30 minutes to an hour before take-off. A group of small activities with a few colorful crayons, a mini-coloring book and some small toys can fill the time. After take off and the seat belt sign off, it's finally time to show the main flight activities.
By planning the waiting time at the airport, you are guaranteed a smooth start to the flight.