Traveling With Kids

We’re off to South Carolina on Wednesday.  My kids are beyond excited.  We’re flying out at 0-dark-hundred, and we will have to take two flights to get there. 

I’ve traveled with kids before, but it’s been a couple of years.  Any suggestions for ways to occupy them during the flight?  My 8-year-old son is easy.  He has his DS.  He’ll be in heaven.  My 5-year-old and almost-3-year-old are the ones I’m worried about.  I’d like to put together a backpack of (CHEAP) activities to keep them entertained so they don’t fight and whine and generally make my life miserable.

IDEAS???  Thanksmuch!

P.S.  There will be no giveaway this week, but stay tuned for a really fun one next week!!!