Vacation Packing List for Kids

Now that summer is here, many of us will be taking vacations. For years I packed both for myself and my kids until I realized that packing was a responsibility that my kids could easily take care of for themselves (with final approval from me, of course). They tend to do their laundry on the weekend, so I encourage them to start packing on the Sunday or Monday before we leave on a trip so that the majority of the clothes they have to pick from are clean.

Some of the things we discuss before they begin packing are:

  • the weather forecast for the place we will be visiting
  • any activities that we have planned
  • packing items that coordinate (ex: one sweatshirt that compliments most of the clothing)
  • picking out their nicest underwear and pj’s to pack

Does anyone else pack their nicest pairs of undies and pj’s when going on vacation or is it just me? I guess I’m just trying to put my best foot forward for airport security in case my bags are searchedĀ šŸ˜œ

Once the kids have picked out the items they would like to pack they set them out next to their duffle bag and we put the items in the bag together to double check that they have everything they will need.

As a result I feel less stress leading up to a vacation.

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