Top 10 Toys for Kids on Planes

My 2-year-old nearly got me kicked off a plane. The reason? She refused to sit in her seat during takeoff, and that was just takeoff. How would I survive the next five hours? Suffice to say, long plane flights with kids can shave years off a parent's life. Children just aren't designed to stay in the cramped confines of an airplane seat for hours, and even an endless stream of on-demand movies can only entertain for so long. That's why British Airways conducted a study on the best toys for plane trips with kids, placing 30 youngsters aged 2 to 10 on a flight with a selection of toys, then observing what happened. (Believe it or not, the iPad paled in comparison to more basic options.)

Here are the toys that occupied the kids for the longest amount of time.

10 toys for plane trips with kids

What toys do you bring on a plane for your kids?

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nonmember avatar Kristin Cowles

Pipe cleaners in bright colors! Quiet and, like Legos, they can make lots of things over and over. But they take up almost no room in carry on luggage, they are super cheap, and they won't kill your feet if you step on one while going to the bathroom! Source: multiple trans-Atlantic journeys 0 just my daughter and I

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