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Kids Packing List – Reader & Non-Reader Version

Last week I shared my own tips with teaching your kids how to pack a suitcase. I hope this will help many of you speed up your own travel preparation and packing times. Also, teaching your kids how to pack gives them ownership of the task and their choices. My girls love choosing their own outfits, and never complain about missing this or that! A foundational piece of this process is having packing lists tailored specially for kids. My method of kid packing uses the idea of choosing each outfit for each day based on the expected activity.

Would you love some packing tips for your next family vacation? Try my 5 steps to teaching your kids to pack with these free printable Kids Packing List sheets.

Free Printable Kids Packing List – Images option for non readers or text for readers

I shared in my last post a set of kids packing lists for this purpose. Now, I’ve created a non-reader version of kids packing list that is ideal for starting to teach your preschooler and/or early reader. It uses images to help kids make their clothing choices. In the beginning, it will be necessary for you to discuss and assist any young kids in this process. However with practice, they can learn to choose their items without your assistance. Please make sure to refer to my past post on 5 steps to teach your kids how to pack, for the process I recommend you follow.

A final note and recommendation would to be laminate the sheets or put them in a sheet protector so you can reuse them. This will keep you from reprinting for each trip and do your little green part in helping the world! Happy Travels!

Kid Packing List Teach Kids How to Pack #family #travelKids Packing List Daily 1/2 Page (pdf)

Kids Packing List Full Sheet & Extras (pdf)


Kids Packing List Preschool Non Reader Teach Kids How to Pack #family #travelKids Non-Reader Packing List Half Page (pdf)

Kids Non-Reader Packing List Extras (pdf)

Kids Packing List Teach Your Kids How to Pack a Suitcase #family #travel

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Janell K.

Saturday 26th of October 2013

I love lists, and I love lists with pictures for kids! Thanks for the printables because my kids really like to get involved in their packing.


Monday 28th of October 2013

Thanks for visiting Janell! Hope your kids enjoy the lists!

Kim (TheKimSixFix)

Thursday 10th of October 2013

This is so great.. I love that it is for non-readers, so my little ones don't feel left out.


Friday 11th of October 2013

Glad you like it Kim! Thanks for stopping by! Great name by the way. :)


Saturday 21st of September 2013

this is great...I want my son to be more independent...waht a great way for him to feel like a big boy. Happy #saturdaysharefest


Saturday 21st of September 2013

Thanks for visiting Karen! It really does help kids feel involved in the planning! Hope they help you out with a future trip!

Kiera @EasyTravelMom

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

These are fabulous! I've been meaning to update my own packing list now that my toddler is an "older" toddler at 3 1/2. I have scribbled notes - not quite as organized as your lists!


Thursday 19th of September 2013

Thanks for visiting and tweeting Kiera! I'm glad you like them. Feel free to share if there are anythings you think should be added!


Wednesday 18th of September 2013

Great job on these! I'm looking forward to giving the non-reader version a try in two weeks with my preschooler and kindergartner.


Wednesday 18th of September 2013

Thanks so much Chamisa! Let me know if/when you use them if you notice any things that could be tweaked or added! Thanks for stopping by!