If you are going on a family vacation via airplane work together as a family to pack.

· For the main luggage have your child write a list of all the items he/she will need for the trip (you can add anything forgotten to the list).

· For carry on, provide your child with a backpack that he/she can look after and work together to fill it with activities to occupy the flight time.  Go to a dollar store or craft store for extra surprises.

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FIELD TRIPS

Airplanes

Take your paper airplanes outside to see how far they can go.

Fly a kite.


Cloud gaze and count the airplanes that you see.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Q: Why did the boy throw the clock out the window.

A: He wanted to see time fly.

PACKING FOR AN AIRPLANE VACATION:

AUDIO VISUAL:

Search through your child’s DVD/ video collection (or visit your local library before hand) to find your child’s favourite shows about airplanes:

conservation etc.
 
For young children try this title:

· Any episode of Jay Jay the Jet Plane

Older kids might enjoy this:

· Bill Nye the Science Guy: Flight

WORD SEARCH PUZZLES:

Q: What do pilots say to start a race?

A: “Ready, Jet, Go!”

Find an Aviation Museum near you and spend the day as  family exploring.

Attend an air show and enjoy the amazing sights in the sky.

Go to the airport : You can plan this theme day to coincide with a family trip on an airplane or when you have to pick up someone from the airport.

JOKES

Q:  Why did the teacher take her class on an airplane?

A:  Because she wanted to give them a higher education.

COLOURING PAGES:

You can find many free colouring pages online by using your favourite search engine or print out my Airplanes Colouring Page.

More FUN

Q: What’s red, flies in the sky and jiggly?

A: A jelly-copter