What we pack:
My kids wear back packs while plane traveling. We found these smallish back packs a few trips ago (at Steve and Barry's.... before my sister told me that they have extremely questionable and unethical practices) and they have been more than worth the $3 a piece I paid for them. Each child has their water bottle and some stuff to do. We throw in a lovey on the way out the door.
Bee's bag has her crayon roll, a blank journal, stickers, silly putty, sticky notes, pencils, pencil sharpener, activity books, magnifying glass, and a handful of little animals. Lou's is similar. He adds trains and a toy telescope.
I carry two bags, one of snacks , extra outfits and cloth wipes and one of more stuff to for the kids to do. For snacks, We love dried fruit and granola bars. Our cloth wipes are in that snack bag turned wet bag (it is navy with red and blue hands making peace signs).
Here's what's in my other bag: sticker books, i spy books, water doodle books, magnet books, some writing paper, alphabet hunt pages, number sticker pages, card games, extra pencils. I wish it was full of magazines for me an my mp3 player....
I love having the dnelian font on my computer. I made some printing pages for Bee. She love sot practice her letters.
Here's an alphabet hunt we play... we'll be looking for things that start with the letter, not looking for the actually letter on signs, although you could if you were driving.
Here's a number game we play with stickers. They will just count that number of stickers and place them in the appropriate box.