Let your kids pack for themselves on your next vacation! One of the first things I shared on my blog when I started six years ago was my Packing List for Kids because I’m a big believer in delegating, and I always have my kids pack for themselves as soon as they can. Looking at the old post now is actually kind of embarrassing. I had no idea how to create printables when I started blogging, so I shared an image that I had drawn on paper and scanned. And when I scanned it, it didn’t even scan straight. Take a look at the beautiful, antique printable:
Like I said, embarrassing. It is just so bad. And printing it was pretty bad too. To print it, you had to right-click on the picture, save the picture and then print as an image. Fun, right?
The New Printable
One of the best things I’ve learned in the last 6 years is how to create a printable. Re-doing this packing list has been on my list for a long time. I am happy to finally create a packing list for kids that isn’t embarrassing. You could still save the image below, but you could also just download the PDF right here (the download has better resolution, FYI).
This is what the new printable looks like – How is that for progress?!?!
I really do think it is a good idea to let your kids pack for themselves. It teaches them important life skills, plus makes your job a little easier when you travel. Win-win.
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DIY Home Sweet Home says
Such a cute idea. We don’t travel much but this would come in really handy when we do.
Glad to help!
We have used this for a few years now and it’s so great & a must!!!!
That is an amazing endorsement that you found the “antique” printable helpful!! Crazy enough, it is one of my more popular blog posts and continues to be accessed over time, which is one reason I really wanted to try to create a new one!
Your blog is such a help to me and my family! I love this! Thanks Mary!
You’re welcome, Jill! And thank you for all your encouraging comments. 🙂