I suppose I could also say media-free, or something, but I'm looking for ideas to help amuse my 2 and a half year old toddler during a 3 hour flight, and the corresponding return flight, not to mention all the travel adventures in between. This is the first time we will fly since she turned 2, so new rules will apply since she will be required to have her own seat (and sit in it).
Relatives and friends are suggesting that I bring her carseat and a DVD player! Ha! Except, my daughter isn't a big fan of her carseat (she is used to being worn or having her freedom, and we keep car rides to a minimum). And we don't expose her to any TV, videos, etc., and I don't want to bend that personal rule for the sake of the flight.
I'm thinking of bringing lots of new books, small games, coloring, stickers, etc., and generally making the most of the newness of a different situation. Anyone have any great suggestions that don't involve videos?