How to Avoid Boredom on a 10+ Hour Plane Ride (Tweens)

Going from Europe to New Zealand and then coming back may seem like a threat against human survival, but it isn't that bad. Just follow these tips to get your brain going on a plane ride.

Steps

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    Print. Printing things from the Internet and putting them in your carry on isn't that bad an idea. Since you are probably under 13, you sometimes get a little bag filled with goodies like a pack of cards, so that probably would also have little puzzles.
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    Pack. In your carry on, pack the essentials. iPods, Nintendo DS, a companion (yes, we all have one, whether it's a blanket, Mr. Snuggles or Suzy), wet wipes, a good book, gum, a light jumper, capris and items you printed off the Internet earlier. Put all of it in a small library bag or backpack.
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    Dress well. A clean shirt and clean pants will be good enough. Make it loose and long, plane seats rub the skin raw on your legs, and you can change in the bathroom on the plane to your capris if you get too hot.
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    Pack about 15 dollars worth of the other country's currency in your carry on and 15 of yours. This is great for last minute snacks at the airport or a mad libs book.
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    Pack some small, cheap toys in your carry on and give them to any whiny toddlers who are annoying you and all other passengers on the plane.
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    Try to spend as long as you can only using your imagination as a guide for fun.
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    Keep doing this pattern: Puzzles, 1 chapter of book, In flight screen on the back of the seat, Nintendo DS, walk down the aisle.

Tips

  • Try to get yourself a window seat if you get plane sick easily, or if you don't get yourself an aisle seat.
  • Every two hours or more often if you want, walk up and down the aisle a few times. By doing this, you prevent a medical problem called Deep vein thrombosis. It's when your body can't make the blood go up through your legs.
  • If you are scared or this is your first time flying, just remind yourself that no plane has gone down due to turbulence. It's true!
  • Talk to the person next to you.

Warnings

  • Follow all instructions by flight attendants.
  • Don't sit next to the exit door if you aren't strong, you might be asked to open the door in an emergency.

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