Your trip to the island of Kauai is going to be unforgettable: you’ll rest, relax, indulge, and make beautiful memories with your family that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. But in order to start your vacation, you have to get here first, and that can be the biggest challenge of all for families with kids.
Depending on your point of origin, the plane ride to Kauai could be anywhere from a couple hours to most of the day, and during that time it’s integral to keep the kids busy. And to ensure your holiday gets off on the right foot, here are seven great ways to keep the kids entertained during the flight.
1. Coloring Books
Coloring books aren’t just fun for kids, and many adults are starting to learn how calming and rewarding they can be. Kids of all ages can enjoy coloring books—just make sure to bring ones that are age appropriate. And while you’re at it, you might as well grab one or two for the adults as well!
Who doesn’t love food? Eating can be a great way to pass time, especially on an airplane where there’s not a lot of room to move around. Pack a bag with a few treats, some perennial favorites, and a couple new and exotic foods to sample. And definitely stock up on those great snacks that you have to work for because eating a handful of pistachios in the shell takes up a lot more time than scarfing a bag of Cheerios.
3. Bring a Tablet
Tablets are great because there are so many things you can do with them, and having one in your entertainment arsenal will help eat up a lot of the time you’re in the air. Make sure the tablet is chock-full of games, apps, pictures, books, and other activities.
4. Enjoy the Wide World of Entertainment
There are plenty of devices out there that will allow you to bring entire libraries of TV shows, movies, and music with you on your trip, and you should take advantage of that. And if you don’t have a tablet, laptop, or portable player to bring, most airplanes have a wide range of available entertainment on-demand.
5. Come Prepared With Presents
What kid doesn’t love getting presents, even if they are just small toys and trinkets? Before the flight, go out and buy a few small items—enough to give one per hour—and wrap them up individually. Even if your kids catch on that you’re trying to buy good behavior with gifts, at least they’ll know they have something regular to look forward to.
6. Have Games and Puzzles at the Ready
Many different puzzle and game boards are available in travel-sized versions, and many more are available as apps on tablets and mobile phones.
7. Document the Ride with a Disposable Camera
Giving your kids a camera helps them to feel engaged in the trip, and gives them some control over the experience they have. You don’t have to hand off your expensive digital camera to keep them busy on the plane, but consider buying an affordable disposable one they can use on the trip.
The key to any plane ride with kids is preparation. Make sure you have enough toys, treats, and activities ready so that if they start getting bored and antsy, you’ll have something to keep them busy for a little longer. And before you know it, the plane will be landing, and all you’ll have to worry about is having the time of your life in Kauai with any of the many Kauai activities.
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