Use this FREE kids packing list printable to make packing for any trip easier! Just print out as many as you need, add your child’s name at the top and get packing.

Use this FREE kids packing list printable to make packing for any trip easier!  Just print out as many as you need, add your child's name at the top and get packing.

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Packing for any trip, big or small, can feel overwhelming when you are doing it for multiple people. I’ve been printing out a basic packing list for my kids for years. This has helped take some of the stress off of me and help teach my kids how to pack. But I realized the other day that I was crossing out a bunch of items because they didn’t apply to kids.

Introducing the kids packing list!

This kids packing list is perfect for kids ages 3-11. Under the clothing section, there is a line next to the clothing item to write how many of each is needed. Each section also includes extra lines to write in other items that need to be packed.

*PRO TIP* If you have multiple kids who need a packing list, write their name at the top so everyone can have their own. Plus, it will help keep them from getting mixed up or the argument of “that’s mine!” *wink*

Use this FREE kids packing list printable to make packing for any trip easier!  Just print out as many as you need, add your child's name at the top and get packing.

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Use this FREE kids packing list printable to make packing for any trip easier!  Just print out as many as you need, add your child's name at the top and get packing.

Helpful Packing Tips for Kids

Packing Cubes or Ziploc Bags

One of the best tips I have for packing kids for travel is to separate each day into bags. We usually use zipper bags and I will label the bag with my child’s name and the day. All clothing items and accessories (headbands, hats, etc) go into the bag together. Whether you decide to use packing cubes, plastic zipper bags or a combination of the two, it will keep everything so much more organized in their luggage.

Let Them Be Involved

It can be tempting to do all the packing yourself just to make sure it gets done. But one of the benefits of the kids packing list printable is that it allows your kids to do the packing themselves (as much as possible depending on age). If your kids are too young to pack it all by themselves, let them have a say in the clothes they wear.

Start Early

Give your kids their filled out packing list multiple days before your trip. This will give them time to get it done early (ideally). It also makes it easy to see if there are any gaps that need to be filled. For example, your child might need more pairs of socks than what is currently clean. Or the specific pair of pants they want needs to be washed. Starting early on getting your kids packed creates less stress leading up to the trip.

Bring Screen Free Activities

We love having a DVD player in our van. But I prefer not to have a movie running the entire time we’re driving. So we always bring activities that are fun and don’t require a screen to break it all up. If you are traveling with kids, you do not want to miss my post about 15+ Screen Free Travel Activities for Kids. These are all tried and true ways that have kept my kids from being glued to a screen for long trips!

What other tips do you have for packing for trips?

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