I have learnt that children need distraction from boredom especially when traveling in confined space, either in the car on long-trips outstations or in a flight. This is what I usually prepare for Max, who gets pretty restless sometimes.
2. Pencils or color pencils or crayons
3. Brain Teaser (puzzle book)
4. Rubik cube
Many people ask me why I carry a tote bag. I need to bring along some of these stuff in there…
Just find some used 1-sided paper which may be lying around the house, no need to get fancy sketch-pad, cut smaller to A5-size 148cm x 210cm (half of standard A4 size) which will fit into your bag comfortably. Clip them together with a binder clip with a small cardboard supporting at the back.This will keep them occupied once the novelty of the new environment wears off or the view outside the window no longer can hold their attention.