While we didn't tell the kids we were taking a visit to Hawaii, we did tell them that we would be learning about Hawaii while Daddy was there working. We read "The Travels of Bonga Monga in Hawaii" by Kay Perry. We colored pages from the "Hawaiian Kids Coloring Book" and did activities from this book. We watched "Fa'a Samoa" and learned how they make fire and cook. We also talked a lot about airplanes and how you ride on one. We even set up the living room like an airplane while we watched "All about Airplanes".
What do you do to prepare your kids for a trip?