It’s no secret that hopping on an airplane with kids can feel daunting, even for the most seasoned traveler. If you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to keep your child busy on an airplane, you’re in good company. This airplane scavenger hunt is an easy way to make the journey more exciting. Simply download, print, and play! It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Here’s what you’ll need:
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- Printable Airplane Scavenger Hunt (get the free download at the bottom of this post)
- White Cardstock
- Printer (or have it printed at your favorite local print shop)
- Optional: Laminator, Laminating Sleeves, and Dry Erase Marker
Just like the road trip scavenger hunt, I recommend printing this activity on heavy cardstock and then laminating the scavenger hunt for added durability. If you choose to laminate the airplane scavenger hunt you’ll be able to use it again on future trips. If you go this route, use a dry erase marker to circle the items (if the thought of giving your kiddo(s) a marker sends you into a panic, simply have your child point to each object as they find them).
You could even mix it up and use this travel activity while you are waiting for your flight. Challenge your kids to find as many suitcases, airplanes landing, or pilot’s walking through the terminal.
Another way to play that’s helpful if you are trying to get some energy out in between flights is looking for items while you’re walking around the terminal. Say something like, “Let’s find 10 neck pillows!” or “Can you find 5 airplanes landing?” And then walk through the airport together or look out the window and try to find them all. As you can see, if you get a little creative there truly are so many ways to play and keep your kiddos busy en route.
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Ready to keep your whole family occupied with this engaging airplane activity for kids? Be sure to download the free printable scavenger hunt before heading out on your next flight. Happy flying!