Fun mid-flight games for kids

Irish Sunday Mirror - - TRAVEL -

Stick­ers stick. To ev­ery­thing. And that’s why they’re per­fect for the plane – there are no lit­tle bits to lose, or drop in the footwell. Us­borne do a great range of hol­i­day and air­port themed sticker books. There are plenty of op­tions else­where for older kids, too, from Minecraft to Star Wars themes.

These days, colour­ing books are just as much for adults. If you’ve got teens, pack some­thing such as Lonely Planet’s Ul­ti­mate Travel Colour­ing Book and you may well be fight­ing over it. If you worry about your tod­dlers get­ting pen ev­ery­where, have a look at Cray­ola Colour Won­der books. They come with pens, so you don’t have to pack them, and they’re specially de­signed to only work on the pages of the book. Neat.

Or you can avoid hav­ing to bring pens or pen­cils at all, and get a travel-sized Etch A Sketch pad. The lit­tle sty­lus is at­tached by a string, so your lit­tle one can’t lose it. And once they’re fed up with their mas­ter­piece, they can wipe it clean and start all over again. and it’s re­ally easy to do at home. Just buy a Lego set that comes in a carry-case then su­per­glue a Lego base plate to one of the in­side sur­faces of the case. Pull down the tray ta­ble, open it up and


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