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5 Airplane Toys For Toddlers To Keep Both You And Them Happy | Slick Panda

5 Airplane Toys For Toddlers To Keep Both You And Them Happy

Airplane Toys For Toddlers

Just recently I wrote about how my entire family took its first trip to Disneyland and the success of that vacation hindered on getting my kids their own luggage. Having your children involved in something as simple as being responsible for their own toys, gives them a task and allows them a sense of purpose throughout the whole traveling experience. Each kid had their own luggage, but we put those bags into the overhead compartment throughout the flight. To avoid having to get up 15 times throughout the flight, we brought a carry on bag for the entire families needs. In that bag, we included games and toys for the kids to keep busy along with snacks for them to eat.

Airplane Toys For ToddlersIn this article, I wanted to share with you some of the awesome airplane toys for toddlers that I picked up for the flight. Now I know what you’re thinking, who buys brand new toys for their kids just to behave on a flight…. well, I do. I didn’t break the bank at all, but I did find some awesome affordable toys online that made the 6-hour flight easily worth it. My kids were so well behaved, the wife and I got to enjoy a beverage and even got to play a game of scrabble (an app on her phone) while they played quietly.

Tip: To read about our trip and to get advice for Kids Carry on Luggage, I would suggest checking out my Best Luggage For Kids article. There you should be able to get some tips for your upcoming trip.

The following are 7 awesome airplane toys for toddlers. I didn’t buy all of these, but my step brother has 5 kids and made some suggestions to this article to give you more options. He was the one who suggested getting them toys when I mentioned our family vacation.

Airplane Toys For Toddlers

Magnetic Drawing Board Mini Travel Doodle

Erasable Writing Sketch Colorful Pad Area Educational Learning Toy for Kid

This is perfect. The pen is attached to the pad, so you don’t have to reach under the seat cause your son or daughter dropped the cap the blue marker. The screen erases so each kid can take turns drawing a picture. And for a keepsake, what we did was take a photo of our child with every completed masterpiece so they can look back at their work. This toy is tops on my list for airplane toys for toddlers.


Available at Amazon

Airplane Toys For Toddlers

Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers & Paper Set

Airplane Toys For Toddlers

For the older kids, or ones more artistic, this Crayola travel kit is perfect to get lost in a world of color and imagination. The pens stick to the lid, so as long as you can reinforce the habit of when your child is done with one pen, to put it away and back onto the lid attachment, then they’ll have a blast.


  • 25 washable Pip-Squeaks markers and 40 sheets of paper in a durable travel case
  • Washable and Nontoxic
  • Portable Kids Coloring Set

Available at Amazon

Airplane Toys For Toddlers

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Case for iPad

Airplane Toy For Toddlers

You know that old iPad you’re doing nothing with, well, turn it into a mini distraction toy for your toddler when all hell breaks loose. Granted, I know a lot of parents hate having their kids staring at screens all day, but flights can be long, and you need to have a backup plan for when you can’t take it anymore.


  • Lock your iPad securely inside the durable, protective case
  • Clear film protects from dribbles & drool, teething and unwanted pressing of home button
  • 3 ways to play: Use it flat, set up the easel on back, or flip out both legs for a rocker base
  • Download content-rich learning apps (including shapes, colors & more), available on the App Store
  • Compatible with iPad generations 1-4 (iPad device not included)

Available at Amazon


Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7 inch Kids Tablet

Pre-Installed with All-New Disney Content (more than $80 Value)

If you don’t have a tablet or one that you want to use as a travel toy for your kids, this pre-loaded Dragon Touch pink tablet can fill the void. This kids tablet comes with 20 Disney story ebooks and four audiobooks. Snuggling up with these booklets, the two of you slow down and get in some quality time together. Instead of being seen as a chore or a task, reading books will become a nurturing activity that will bring the two of you closer together.

Available at Amazon

Airplane Toys For Toddlers

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

Airplane Toys For Kids

Interactive toys like this are great for kids on a plane. VTech makes a wide range of toys for toddlers that you’ll love. This one has music, but I’m sure you can find a ton of different options for your child.


  • Big easy-to-turn pages; nursery rhyme book comes with 6 classic nursery rhymes
  • Early education learning center build fine motor skills by sliding and twisting the fun play pieces; Pre-K reading book has 40+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases
  • Talking book features 5 colorful piano buttons that make sounds and introduce colors and instruments; 2 modes of play: music mode and learning mode
  • Interactive toddler book is visually stimulating with bright pages and a light-up star that flashes with the sound; early learning toy is great for babies and toddlers
  • Takes 2 AAA batteries included for the demo, use new batteries for regular use

Available at Amazon

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Mike Patch

Mike Patch is a blogger, SEO and runs a number of websites online. He is a writer for Slick Panda and offers help in the editing and publishing of all content. Mike is married, has two children with a third on the way. Mike is a Philadelphia Eagles fan of over 20 years.

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