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Airport Scavenger Hunt: Entertainment for a Long Layover or Flight Delay

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Navigating Oakland Airport with Kids: OAK Terminal 2Have you ever been stuck with your kids in an airport for an extended period of time thanks to a long layover or flight delay?  Keeping your kids and yourself entertained is essential to avoid succumbing to boredom.  You can only watch the same movie over and over so many times.  Why not do something a little more active and exploratory instead?  A good old fashioned scavenger hunt with a modern tech twist is a great way to get your kids excited about the trip to come and to pass the time.

Lines at MCO without CLEAR

Give each member of the family a device with a camera – a tablet or point-and-shoot digital camera are both good options – and start your search.  Take photos of everything you find on the list.  Tally up your points at the end using the digital photos as evidence and declare a family winner.

Airport Scavenger Hunt

+1 Point

  • Flight attendant
  • Pilot
  • Plane from each airline (1 point each per airline photographed)
  • Food court
  • Someone wearing earphones
  • Coffee cup
  • Fast food restaurant that sells burgers
  • Newspaper

+2 Points

Cathay Pacific

  • Airline lounge entrance
  • Beeping passenger transport cart
  • Child’s car seat
  • Charging station
  • Sports bar
  • Moving sidewalk
  • Conveyer belt used to load luggage onto plane
  • Catering truck or cart

+3 Points

  • Member of the military traveling in uniform
  • Someone sleeping in the terminal
  • Airline credit card salesman
  • Service animal
  • Kids play area

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For more great family travel and tech tips, check out Best Buy’s Family Travel Tips website to learn how to use technology to enhance your next family road trip or getaway.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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