In a recent post about kid outings with minimal gear, I celebrated the ease of carting around less stuff ... and the confidence boost I got from successfully improvising with materials at hand.
Another great place to be minimalist? Air travel. Snacks, extra dry clothing and sleek, compact toys and activities for kids (games and books) are essentials. Here are some travel faves for us:
1) Jelly Ku (or some other transforming/building toy).
In the middle of a recent ANA flight, one of the incredibly gracious airline attendants came by saying, "A gift! For him! For your son!" She handed us a little multicolored square: a toy which simply folds out into shapes. And then folds back in to its elegant, compact little square.