When packing with kids, make it a game – Packing tip

I was famous for forgetting major components when packing for a trip or vacation… items like socks and underwear, stuff you really need. So I created a game for my family to pack quickly and easily without forgetting a thing.

  1. I make a list for each child and the quantity they need, i.e., undies 5 pair, socks 5 pair, etc.
  2. I gather everyone into the living room. From the list, I will call out, “Five pairs of socks!”
  3. Each child has to run and locate the item(s) I called out before they return. Whoever returns first gets a point, and the winner gets a special pre-trip prize.

This will continue until all the items are in their suitcases, and my sanity is restored.