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14 ways to keep kids busy during delayed flights

The Active Times Logo By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 15: Going on vacation or a family trip with children can be a wonderful, memory-filled experience. But the inevitable airport waits it takes to get there? Not so much. Imagine waiting for boarding passes, getting through the TSA line and being at the gate to finally board — and then finding out your flight has been delayed for half an hour or even half a day.Flight delays can stress even an adult’s patience, but for a child, they can seem interminable. Sure, older kids are likely to turn to screens, playing games and watching YouTube videos, but younger kids need a variety of more active solutions. Here’s a list of 14 screen-free options to make those agonizing flight delays fly by.

14 Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Delayed Flights

Going on vacation or a family trip with children can be a wonderful, memory-filled experience. But the inevitable airport waits it takes to get there? Not so much. Imagine waiting for boarding passes, getting through the TSA line and being at the gate to finally board — and then finding out your flight has been delayed for half an hour or even half a day.

Flight delays can stress even an adult’s patience, but for a child, they can seem interminable. Sure, older kids are likely to turn to screens, playing games and watching YouTube videos, but younger kids need a variety of more active solutions. Here’s a list of 14 screen-free options to make those agonizing flight delays fly by.

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